Forward Staff and JTA

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Freed Without Bail as Rape Case Crumbles

Disgraced banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn was freed without bond on Friday as the rape case against him started to crumble amid questions about the accuser’s credibility.

Prosecutors told a judge that the credibility of the maid who claimed the former IMF chief sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan hotel room had been thrown into question.

Israeli Boycott Effort Deemed Illegal in Britain

Britain’s largest academic union decided this week not to go ahead with discussions about potentially boycotting Israeli universities.

Abraham Klausner, Shoah Survivors’ Advocate

Rabbi Abraham Klausner, the first Jewish chaplain in the U.S. Army to enter the Dachau concentration camp after its liberation, died June 28 at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 92.

Cheney Slated for Aipac Confab

Less than a week after his former chief of staff was convicted on four counts of perjury, Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to address the most important annual conference of pro-Israel activists.

Short Cuts

Pop diva Britney Spears may have dropped Kabbalah, but she seems plenty interested in Jewish studs. Just a few weeks ago, The Shmooze noted that Spears was dating South African-born Jewish record producer Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem. Now, word is that she has moved on to model Isaac Cohen….

Jews in Congress

A look at the Jewish members of the incoming Congress.

Poll: U.S. Jews Back Strike Against Iran — by Israel

Support among Jews for an American military strike against Iran has declined during the past year, according to an annual survey of American Jewish opinion released Monday.

Iranian President Kicks Up World Cup Storm

For months some Jewish organizations and communal leaders in America and Europe have been protesting the prospect of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attending the World Cup in Germany.The argument is that Germany is no place for a leader who denies the Holocaust and calls for Israel’s

Major Suspected Al Qaeda Attacks Since September 11, 2001

April 11, 2002 — Djerba, Tunisia. In a suicide attack, a tanker truck explodes at an ancient synagogue on the island of Djerba killing 21 people, including 14 German tourists.