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  • Madrid’s chief rabbi: Gays are ‘deviants’ who need re-educating

    August 2, 2013 | 10:15 am

    Madrid’s chief rabbi, Moshe Bendahan, called gays “deviants” who should be re-educated and said same-sex marriages are “monstrous.”

    “Homosexuality is a deviation from nature,” Bendahan is quoted as telling the online news site Religion Digital in an interview published Wednesday....

  • Israel’s political cycle not stuck on the right

    January 14, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised to win re-election later this month, some critics of Israel’s peace and security policies worry out loud that Israel’s political cycle -- its pattern of cycling alternately between the political left and right -- is stuck on the right.

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  • Spain reaches out to American Jewish tourists

    June 27, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    Unless you can read artistically distorted Hebrew, you might not realize that the logo of a program by Spain’s tourism board spells out the four letters of “Sepharad,” the Hebrew word for Spain. And unless you know European geography, you might not realize that the distorted...

  • Madrid protesters attack Israeli businessmen

    June 8, 2010 | 9:31 am

    Pro-Palestinian protesters atttacked several Israeli businessmen at a conference at a Madrid university.

    One of the Israelis was injured Monday at the start of the Spain-Israel Chamber of Commerce’s conference at Madrid’s Autonomous University.

    About 200 students threw stones at...

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  • Rabbi reports from Saudi interfaith conclave: We must seize the moment

    July 30, 2008 | 3:30 am

    MADRID (JTA) -- When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced his intention some three months ago to reach out to the leaders of the main religions of the world to convene an interfaith dialogue and to work together to address major global challenges, there was no shortage of...
  • Museum-hopping in Madrid, sans ham

    By Hilary Larson

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What is the best museum town in the world? Paris comes to mind, as does New York. But as a certified art museum lover, I put my money on Madrid.

    Madrid, the proud and stately capital of Spain, is home to three of the finest collections of art anywhere: the Museo del Prado, the...

  • March 11 Attack Hit All Europe

    By Philip Carmel

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    This time it was Spain, one of the principal European allies of the U.S.-led war in Iraq and a strong supporter of Israel's efforts against Palestinian terrorism.

    Following the suicide bombings in Madrid, which left more than 200 people dead and some 1,400 wounded, even countries...