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Israel 'Bromance' Bloc Hits Skids Over Gay Marriage

By Haaretz

Yair Lapid’s party says it is demanding that homosexual couples be permitted to marry legally, as the negotiations to form Israel’s next coalition enter their final lap amidst a flurry of contradictory reports.Read More


Israeli Parking App Comes to Big Apple

By Susan Armitage

Getting in and out of the parking garage could soon be easier for some New York drivers — thanks to an Israeli app.Read More


Venezuela Jews Watch Warily at Tumult Over Death of Strongman Hugo Chavez

By JTA

Students at the Ma’or HaTorah yeshiva in Caracas knew something was afoot Tuesday afternoon when bodyguards driving bullet-proof vehicles started showing up unexpectedly at the gate, whisking teenagers from wealthy families to the safety of their homes.Read More


Alfred Dreyfus Document Trove Is Posted Online by French Defense Ministry

By JTA

France’s Defense Ministry has posted online hundreds of documents from the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish soldier whose wrongful espionage conviction was a determinant in the genesis of political Zionism.Read More


Greek Neo-Nazi Spokesman Cleared in Attack on Student

By Reuters

The spokesman for Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party was cleared on Thursday of involvement in an attack on a student in 2007, triggering chants and cheers from supporters outside the court room.Read More


Palestinian Shot by Israeli Soldiers Dies

By Reuters

A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago died of his wounds on Thursday, his family and a hospital official said.Read More


Toulouse Killer Mother Insists Mohammed Merah Was 'Good and Kind Kid'

By JTA

Mohammed Merah’s mother said in a first interview with French media that she did not understand what made her son kill three French soldiers and four Jews in Toulouse last year.Read More


American Jews Meet With Hungary Leaders Amid Rising Anti-Semitism Tide

By JTA

An American Jewish organizational leader met with Hungarian political leaders to express concern about growing anti-Semitism in the country.Read More


Relatives Relieved at Arrest of Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Orthodox Family

By Forward Staff

Family and friends of the Orthodox family wiped out in a hit-and-run car crash over the weekend were relieved at the arrest of the killer driver, but still heartbroken at their crushing loss.Read More


Jewish Snowbirds Were Smothered To Death in Florida Townhouse

By Forward Staff

A Toronto Jewish couple found dead in their Florida townhouse in January were asphyxiated, police said.Read More


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