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John Kerry Launches New Bid for Mideast Peace

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry begins a new push on Thursday to revive peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, but there are few signs he will make a breakthrough on his fifth visit to the region.Read More


Court Orders Anne Frank Letters Sent to Swiss

By JTA

A Dutch court ordered the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam to return archival material to a Swiss charity named for the teenage Jewish diarist.Read More


McDonald's Won't Open Restaurant in Ariel Settlement in Occupied West Bank

By JTA

McDonald’s Israel declined an offer to open a restaurant in Ariel because it is located in the West Bank.Read More


Jewish Lesbian Widow Edith Windsor Revels in Win on Gay Marriage

By Reuters

Edith Windsor dedicated her win in the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act to her late partner, Thea Spyer. ‘What a way to celebrate the life of my beloved.’Read More


Jewish Groups Back Supremes on Gay Marriage

By Nathan Guttman

Jewish groups continued to react to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, with most mainstream groups lining up to back the twin decisions pushing the legal envelop on same-sex nuptials.Read More


Eric Schneiderman Cheers Gay Marriage Ruling

By Seth Berkman

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, an early proponent of gay marriage, celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the the Defense Of Marriage Act.Read More


Liberal Jewish Groups Win in Gay Marriage Ruling

By JTA

The Supreme Court upheld the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.Read More


Supreme Court Backs Gay Marriage in Twin 5-4 Votes

By Reuters

The Supreme Court handed significant victories to gay rights advocates by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California.Read More


John Kerry Says Both Israelis and Palestinians 'Serious' About Peace Push

By Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both committed to reviving peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.Read More


Brooklyn Rabbi Probed Over 20 'Fake Charities'

By Frimet Goldberger

A Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox rabbi and purported do-gooder is under investigation for allegedly running 20 phony non-profit organizations to solicit funds from donors.Read More


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