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Strauss-Kahn’s Journey From Acceptance to Sex Scandal

By Marc Perelman

Strauss-Kahn’s Journey From Acceptance to Sex Scandal
Just weeks ago, Dominique Strauss-Kahn worried aloud that his Jewish identity would be exploited during France’s upcoming presidential campaign. In what were to have been off-the-record meetings with writers and editors of the French newspaper Libération and the newsmagazine Marianne, Strauss-Kahn in late April cited money, women — he had admitted to a 2008 extramarital affair with a subordinate at the International Monetary Fund — and his Jewish identity as the issues his political opponents were most likely to seize on as the election season got under way.Read More


J Street, European Style: New Dovish Lobby Launches

By Marc Perelman

J Street, European Style: New Dovish Lobby Launches
A new group that includes some of Europe’s best-known pro-Israel intellectuals is calling for international pressure on Israel to foreswear Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.Read More


Human Rights Watch and Its Saudi Donors

By Marc Perelman

Human Rights Watch and Its Saudi Donors
In a concerted campaign targeting the credibility of Human Rights Watch, Israel and some of its supporters are charging the group sought to raise funds from wealthy Saudis in part by highlighting its criticisms of Israel and the group’s resistance to pro-Israel forces in Washington.Read More


American Jewish Leaders Ease Up Campaign Against United Nations

By Marc Perelman

National Jewish leaders have pulled back on their long-standing campaign against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which provides humanitarian services for Palestinian refugees — an early sign of caution in confronting a new administration, and of Congress’s determination reshape the country’s stance toward the U.N. more favorably.Read More


Antisemitic Incidents Rise in France as Worry Increases About Ethnic Divisions

By Marc Perelman

Antisemitic Incidents Rise in France as Worry Increases About Ethnic Divisions
For two weekends in a row, as Israel’s operation in Gaza raged, the flags of Hezbollah and Hamas flew in street demonstrations in Paris and other French cities.Read More






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