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Is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Dipping His Toes Into Political World?

By Susan Armitage

Is Mark Zuckerberg starting to dip his toes into the political ocean?Read More


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas May Turn to The Hague If Talks Sputter

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called in a speech Tuesday for the Arab League to appeal to the UN and to the international community in an attempt to “stop Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank, with an emphasis on East Jerusalem.”Read More


What Is Killing the St. Peter's Fish in Israel's Lake Kinneret?

By (Haaretz)

A new study by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority is debunking a long-held theory by fishermen and Agriculture Ministry fishery experts that a bird known as the great cormorant is responsible for the worrisome disappearance of fish in Lake Kinneret.Read More


Supreme Court May Seek To Avoid Sweeping Ruling on Gay Marriage

By Reuters

For nearly four years, proponents of same-sex marriage have been strategically building a test case aimed at convincing the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court to declare that gay marriage is a constitutional right. The advocates felt they were ready.Read More


Israel Rejects Proposed $1B Arab Fund for Jerusalem

By Reuters

Qatar proposed on Tuesday the creation of a $1 billion Arab fund for East Jerusalem, which Palestinians say should be the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.Read More


Henrique Capriles, Venezuela's 'Rock Star' With Jewish Roots, Fights Uphill Campaign

By Reuters

Emerging from his bus, Venezuela’s opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles is engulfed by frenzied female supporters who push past bodyguards to hug, kiss and photograph their idol.Read More


Jewish Hedge Fund King Steven Cohen Buys Famed Picasso Painting for $155M

By Reuters

Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has bought a famous Picasso painting from casino mogul Steve Wynn for a record price, according to a report in the New York Post on Tuesday.Read More


Israel To Pay Turkey Millions in Compensation for Botched Gaza Flotilla Raid

By Zvi Barel (Haaretz)

In the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology Friday to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard the 2010 Gaza flotilla, the two countries have set the wheels in motion to pay compensation over the deaths, with Israel set to pay out as much as tens of millions of dollars, according to sources in Turkey.Read More


New York Mulls $5.8M School Bus Bill To Drop Yeshiva Students at Door

By Forward Staff

A $5.8 million proposal being pushed by some Brooklyn lawmakers would order New York school busses to drop yeshiva students much closer to their homes, a new report said.Read More


Australia Demands Answers on Prisoner X Mossad Spy Case From Israel

By Haaretz

Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday called for a full explanation from Israel on the circumstances leading up to the death of Australian-born alleged Mossad agent Ben Zygier, known as Prisoner X, in an Israeli prison in 2010.Read More


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