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Supreme Court Hears Day 2 of Gay Marriage Debate

By Reuters

For the second day running, the Supreme Court convened on Wednesday to tackle the issue of gay marriage, this time to hear arguments over a U.S. law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Read More

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

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