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New Chief Rabbi David Lau Makes Racist Remark About Basketball Players

By JTA

David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, was broadly condemned for a racist comment about basketball players at the Maccabiah Games.Read More


Anthony Weiner: Quitting Isn't 'How We Roll'

By Reuters

Anthony Weiner, under fire after admitting that he sent lewd pictures to women online long after resigning from Congress over similar behavior, will not exit the New York City mayoral race because quitting “isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”Read More


Anthony Weiner: Quitting Isn't 'How We Roll'

By Reuters

Anthony Weiner, under fire after admitting that he sent lewd pictures to women online long after resigning from Congress over similar behavior, will not exit the New York City mayoral race because quitting “isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”Read More


San Diego Sues Mayor Bob Filner Amid Widening Sexual Harass Scandal

By Reuters

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to sue Mayor Bob Filner to shield the city from liability in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the mayor by his former press secretary.Read More


MIT Report Defends College But Raises Uneasy Questions on Aaron Swartz Case

By Doni Bloomfield

Massachusetts Institute for Technology has released an internal report that claims it did nothing wrong in the case of Aaron Swartz, the co-founder of Reddit and internet activist who committed suicide this January, but criticized administrators for displaying a “disappointing” failure leadership on internet freedom in the case.Read More


John Kerry Sets 9-Month Timeline for Peace

By Reuters

Israel and the Palestinians will seek to reach a peace agreement within nine months and negotiators will meet again within two weeks after holding a “positive” first round of talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.Read More


Barack Obama Meets With Mideast Peace Negotiators

By Reuters

President Barack Obama met privately on Tuesday with lead Israeli and Palestinian negotiators the day after they restarted long-stalled peace negotiations in Washington, a White House official said.Read More


'Pink Panther' Heist of Jewish Diamond King Lev Leviev in Cannes Soars to $136M

By JTA

The theft of diamonds and jewels owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev could be the largest jewelry heist in years after the worth of the stolen jewels was estimated at $136 million.Read More


Saudi Editor Gets 600 Lashes for Starting Liberal Website

By Reuters

The editor of a Saudi Arabian social website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for founding an Internet forum that violates Islamic values and propagates liberal thought, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.Read More


Double Dynasty Win in Israel Chief Rabbinate Vote a Letdown for Critics

By Ben Sales

The imperative to circumvent the rabbinic bureaucracy has grown especially strong in the wake of last week’s Chief Rabbinate election, which saw the defeat of a popular reformist candidate and the victory of two sons of former chief rabbis, both haredi Orthodox.Read More


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