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Britain's Chief Rabbi Opposes Gay Marriage

By Simi Lampert

Britain’s Chief Rabbi has reportedly announced his opposition to gay marriage.Read More


Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Progress

By Haaretz

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton grimly summed up the third round of nuclear talks with Iran, saying at a press conference in Moscow that the gaps between the Islamic Republic and the six Western powers remain significant and fundamental.Read More


Kissinger: Iran Moment of Truth Is Months Away

By JTA

Henry Kissinger, upon receiving Israel’s presidential award from Israeli President Shimon Peres, said the moment of truth on the Iran question will be in the months ahead.Read More


'Joe the Plumber' Slammed for Holocaust Remark

By JTA

U.S. House candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher was criticized by the National Jewish Democratic Council for comments that blamed gun control for the Holocaust.Read More


Hebrew National Rejects Claim It's Unkosher

By JTA

Hebrew National boasts of “answering to a higher authority,” but several class-action lawyers are hoping to take one of the country’s largest kosher meat producers to an earthly court.Read More


Protests at Ahmadinejad's Presence at Rio Summit

By JTA

Some 2,000 Brazilian Jews and non-Jews protested Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presence at Rio + 20, the United Nations summit on sustainable development.Read More


Adelsons Give $6M to Boston Jewish Groups

By JTA

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, have given $6 million in grants to three Boston Jewish institutions.Read More


Wiesel Snubs Hungary Over Praise for Fascist

By JTA

Elie Wiesel has returned Hungary’s highest honor over the country’s honoring of a Nazi sympathizer who has been called a fascist.Read More


Hadassah Sells Headquarters for $71M

By JTA

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, said it has sold its New York headquarters for $71.5 million.Read More


Hamas Fires Rockets Into Israel

By JTA

Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing at least three rockets into southern Israel.Read More





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