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French Jews Square Off in Gay Marriage Debate

By JTA

French President Francois Hollande is pushing legislation through parliament that would allow same-sex marriage, a move that has set off a fiery public debate in which Jews have played an outsized role.Read More


Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu: Bulgaria Bomb Probe Bares Hezbollah Terror

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed on Tuesday a Bulgarian report linking Hezbollah to a fatal bus bombing, saying the Lebanese militant group and its ally Iran were waging a “global terror campaign”.Read More


Jewish Writer Tuvia Tenenbom In Hot Water for Nazi Salute

By JTA

Israeli-born Jewish author Tuvia Tenenbom is in trouble in Germany for raising his arm in the Hitler salute, which is banned in the country.Read More


Bulgaria Blames Airport Bombing That Killed Israelis on Hezbollah

By Reuters

Two individuals with links to Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollah were involved in a bomb attack on a bus in the Bulgarian resort of Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists last July, Bulgaria’s interior minister said on Tuesday.Read More


Pregnant Windsurfer Banned for Jaunt With Jewish Husband Mark Mendelblatt

By Reuters

Portugal’s Olympic committee has banned a female windsurfer for life for concealing she was pregnant but attending the London Games anyway to see her husband.Read More


French Muslim Rapper Hit by Anti-Semitic Rants

By JTA

Dozens of anti-Semitic messages were left on the Facebook page of the best-selling French rapper Booba, who vowed to “avenge the victims of the Holocaust.”Read More


Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Accused of Spying on Jewish Groups

By JTA

If the documents are indeed authentic, it would confirm what Venezuelan Jews have long suspected: That their own government considers them to be a fifth column and is spying on them.Read More


Chuck Hagel Deserves Up-Or-Down Vote: McCain

By Reuters

Senator John McCain said on Monday he opposes using a procedural hurdle to block a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary, a stance likely to boost White House confidence that Hagel will win Senate confirmation.Read More


Ed Koch, Quintessential Jew and Brash New York Mayor, Laid To Rest in Style

By Reuters

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was memorialized as a wisecracking leader who helped transform the city from a symbol of urban decay to the vital, glittering metropolis it is today.Read More


Rare Jewish Books by 'Wild Things' Author Maurice Sendak Sold at Auction

By JTA

Two rare Jewish books illustrated by Maurice Sendak were sold at auction days before the posthumous publication of a new book by the author.Read More


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