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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Vows To Fight for Ban on Large Sugary Drinks

By Reuters

A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments, one day before the new law was to take effect.Read More

Israel School Red-Faced After Teachers' Unvarnished Opinions of Students Go Public

By Reuters

Students at an Israeli high school were in an uproar on Monday after a teacher mistakenly sent them an internal email that spelled out what faculty members really thought about them.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Bites Bullet, Inches Toward Coalition With Rivals


He’s had to bite a few bullets to get there, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government.Read More

Henrique Capriles Spars With Chavez Successor Even as Spar as Strongman Lies in State

By Reuters

Presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun Venezuela’s election race with scathing personal attacks even as mourners still file past the late Hugo Chavez’s corpse.Read More

Brooklyn Defense Lawyer Wants To Bar Jews From Terror Jury

By Forward Staff

The lawyer for a Pakistani man accused of plotting jihadist violence is reportedly planning to try to bar Jews from the jury in his trial in Brooklyn federal court.Read More

New Swarm of Locusts Threatens Israel's South

By Zafrir Rinat (Haaretz)

Swarms of locusts have continued to cross into Israel from Egypt and the Agriculture Ministry is preparing to carry out additional spraying of the insects, which pose a threat to agriculture.Read More

Spanish Town Holds First Seder Since Inquisition


A town in northern Spain is preparing to hold its first Passover seder since 1492.Read More

London Enclave Objects to Zoning Changes Proposed by Orthodox Jews


Non-Jewish residents of the heavily haredi Orthodox-populated London neighborhood of Hackney have launched a campaign to prevent Orthodox Jews from changing city planning regulations.Read More

Henrique Capriles, Leader With Jewish Roots, Vows 'Fight' for Venezuela

By Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said on Sunday he will challenge the late Hugo Chavez’s preferred successor for the presidency next month, setting the stage for a bitter campaign.Read More

Famed Vienna Orchestra Finally Admits Nazi Past

By Reuters

The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler’s rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.Read More

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