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Survivors Seethe at 'Disgraceful' Embrace for Maccabiah Disaster Officials

By Dan Goldberg (Haaretz)

Sixteen years after the darkest chapter in Maccabiah history, some of the survivors of the 1997 bridge disaster are seething that officials found criminally responsible for the deaths of four Australians still continue to operate inside the Maccabi movement.Read More


Florida Official Sorry for Using 'Jew-ing'

By JTA

The chairwoman of a board of commissioners in Franklin County, Fla. said she apologized to those who questioned her for using the word “jewing” to describe salary discussions at a public meeting.Read More


Both Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Now Lead N.Y. Comeback Races

By Reuters

Disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are frontrunners in their comeback races, a poll released on Monday showed, with most voters more forgiving about sexual misconduct than financial corruption.Read More


Leonard Garment, Nixon Advisor, Dies at 89

By Reuters

Leonard Garment, the special counsel to U.S. President Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal, has died, the New York Times reported on Monday. He was 89.Read More


Rabbis Meet Jonathan Pollard in Prison

By Forward Staff

Leaders of American Judaism’s two largest religious streams visited Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard in prison July 11 to underline their demand that he be freed after serving 28 years of a life sentence.Read More


'Racist' Rabbi Urged To Drop Sephardic Bid

By Haaretz

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu on Monday evening that it would be inappropriatefor the latter to run for the post of Sephardi chief rabbi, in light of certain contentious remarks and the “legal difficulties” posed by his candidacy.Read More


Israel Slammed for Sending Migrants Back to Eritrea

By Reuters

Israel has launched a forced repatriation of Eritrean migrants that amounts to a grave violation of their human rights because of the risk of persecution in their reclusive homeland, an advocacy group said on Monday.Read More


Nigella Lawson, Jewish Celeb Chef, and Art Maven Charles Saatchi Confirm Divorce

By Reuters

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and multi-millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi confirmed on Monday they were getting divorced, a month after a newspaper published photographs of him with his hands around her throat outside a London restaurant.Read More


Ouch! Snake Bites Israeli Man on Penis

By Forward Staff

A man in northern Israel was reportedly bitten on the penis while sitting on the toilet Friday night.Read More


EU Likely To Call Hezbollah Military Wing Terrorist Organization

By Haaretz/ Barak Ravid

The foreign ministers of the European Union are most likely to add Hezbollah’s military wing to the body’s list of designated terror organizations when they meet on July 22, according to high-ranking Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem.Read More


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