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Hollande Meets With Chief Rabbi on Gay Marriage

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French President Francois Hollande met with local religious leaders, including the country’s chief rabbi, Gilles Bernheim, to hear their views on same-sex marriages.Read More


Historic Munich Synagogue Gets New Lease on Life

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A historic synagogue in Munich will get a shot in the arm thanks to efforts by a local Jewish cultural activist with help from the Germany city.Read More


Let It Snow — in Israel

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Snow and hail began falling in the Jerusalem area and continued to fall in the north of the country.Read More


Hungary Punished for Anti-Semitic Soccer Fans

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Hungary’s national soccer team will face sanctions because of anti-Semitic chants by its fans in August, the FIFA soccer association has announced.Read More


Right-Wing Millionaire Is Surprise of Israel Vote

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A right-wing millionaire who says a Palestinian state would be suicide for Israel has emerged as the surprise success story of the country’s election campaign.Read More


Rome Soccer Team Probed for Anti-Semitic Abuse

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European soccer authorities have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Rome soccer team Lazio for the alleged anti-Semitism of its fans.Read More


French Push Twitter Over 'Good Jew' Hashtag

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France’s main Jewish student union asked a Paris court to order Twitter to divulge details about users who post anti-Semitic comments.Read More


Malmo Anti-Semitic Crimes Go Unpunished: Report

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Despite a record number of complaints about hate crimes in the Swedish city of Malmo, not a single person was convicted of such offenses in over two years, according to a recent report.Read More


Egypt Pushes Palestinian Factions for Unity

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Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi plans to meet the leaders of Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday in a renewed effort to help them heal their five-year-old feud, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.Read More


Doctor's Daughter Gets Bail in N.Y. Bomb Plot

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A New York woman arrested after bomb-making manuals, weapons and a highly explosive compound were found in her apartment was released on bail into a drug treatment facility on Tuesday.Read More





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