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Protesters in Tel Aviv call for Israel to legalize marijuana

Ben Sales The march coincided with parallel events calling for marijuana legalization in cities around the world. ... [Link]

Jewish men attacked by gang in Paris

Marcy Oster The men, in the early 20s, were attacked on Friday afternoon by a pro-Palestinian gang of about 40 people, leaving them slightly injured. ... [Link]

Kerry: Israeli Israeli criticism Iran deal laced with “hysteria”

Marcy Oster In an interview with Israel Channel 10, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli criticism of the framework agreement with Iran “hysteria” and said that the deal would be “... [Link]

Conditions ripe for genocide in Burma, U.S. Holocaust Museum report says

Marcy Oster Staff from the museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide investigated threats facing the Rohingya people and found that many of the preconditions for genocide currently are taking ... [Link]

Congressmen call for sanctions to halt Russia missile sale to Iran

Marcy Oster Leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a letter to Obama concerning the proposed delivery of the S-3000 surface to air missile system to Iran. ... [Link]

Jerusalem group launches bus service for Shabbat

Gabe Friedman A private organization will provide bus service on Friday night in Jerusalem, a city that has never offered public transport on the Jewish Sabbath. ... [Link]

Nobel medal of German doc who shielded Jews fetches $395,000

Cnaan Liphshiz Heinrich Otto Wieland, who determined the chemical structure of cholesterol, testified on behalf of a Jewish dissident during the Holocaust. ... [Link]

14 Baltimore-area rabbis to attend rally for Freddie Gray

Gabe Friedman The rally, organized by Baltimore United for Change, a coalition of grassroots organizations that focus on systemic inequality, was scheduled to begin Friday at 3 p.m. and was expected to draw hundred... [Link]

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