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Israeli Hoopster Suspended for 'Nazi' Jibe

By Reuters

Israel’s leading basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv has suspended its captain for calling a rival player a Nazi.Read More


For Gays in Israel, Yes to Splitsville. Marriage, No.

By Reuters

An Israeli court has awarded the country’s first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state.Read More


@ShimonPeres Welcomes Pope to Twitter-Sphere

By JTA

Israel’s President Shimon Peres welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to Twitter with a tweet extolling Israel-Vatican ties.Read More


French Arrest Couple in Toulouse Rampage 'Plot'

By JTA

French authorities reportedly have arrested a man and a woman in the Toulouse area on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah “commit crimes” that may have included the murder of four Jews.Read More


Bibi Settlement Plan May Be Aimed at Elections

By Reuters

For Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to expand Israeli settlements may risk a diplomatic crisis with Europe but could prove a good bet at the ballot box.Read More


Missing Coed's Parents Blast Friends for Silence

By Forward Staff

Missing college student Lauren Spierer’s parents have slammed their daughter’s friends for “stonewalling” about key details from the night their daughter disappeared.Read More


Australia Chides Israel Envoy Over Settlements

By Reuters

Australia summoned the Israeli ambassador on Tuesday to protest against Israel’s decision to expand Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and withhold tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Judge Blocks Calif. 'Gay Cure' Ban

By Reuters

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a landmark law that bars therapy aimed at reversing homosexuality in minors, but he applied the ruling to just three people.Read More


Arthur Chaskalson, South Africa Chief Judge, Dies

By JTA

Leaders of South Africa and the country’s Jewish community mourned the death of jurist and anti-apartheid activist Arthur Chaskalson.Read More


Jewish Principal Convicted of 75 Sex Abuse Counts

By Forward Staff

The principal of a private Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted of sexually abusing three boys over the course of a decade, authorities said.Read More


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