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Actor Russell Crowe Attacks Circumcision on Twitter, Then Apologizes

By JTA

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe railed against circumcision in a string of Twitter posts, denouncing it as “barbaric,” before apologizing the next day.Read More


Rep. Schwartz is First Democrat To Call for Weiner’s Resignation

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U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) became the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign over inappropriate internet relationships.Read More


Jerusalem Approves Revised Plan for Museum of Tolerance

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

After a two-year delay the Jerusalem municipal planning committee approved on Monday the plan to build the Museum of Tolerance in the city center.Read More


Palestinian Leadership Divided Over Plan To Seek UN Recognition

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Palestinian leadership is sharply divided over the unilateral move to seek recognition from the United Nations General Assembly in September. While Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is determined to go through with the move, a group of senior Palestinians have said in closed conversations that they oppose it because they believe seeking recognition from the United Nations could do more harm than good to their cause.Read More


Cantor: Weiner Should Resign Amid Scandal

By JTA

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, called on Congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign. Cantor’s call Tuesday came a day after Weiner admitted to having innapropriate Internet relationships and lying about a lewd photo posted to his Twitter account.Read More


Santa Monica Anti-Circumcision Backer Drops Ballot Measure Bid

By JTA

The main backer of a ballot measure to ban circumcision in Santa Monica has dropped the effort over its perceived attack on religious freedom.Read More


In Venezuela, Chavez Rival Demonized for His Jewish Roots

By Jasmina Kelemen (JTA)

As someone who has spent his entire political career opposing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Gov. Henrique Capriles Radonski is accustomed to rough handling.Read More


Weiner Admits To Lying About Underwear Photo

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) acknowledged inappropriate internet relationships with at least six women but said he would not resign or get divorced.Read More


Syrian Protesters Remain on Border After Deadly Demonstrations

By JTA

Syrian protesters spent the night on the border with Israel on the Golan Heights following a day in which Syrian reports claim that up to 23 Arabs were killed.Read More


After Debacle, Tony Kushner Granted CUNY Honorary Degree

By JTA

Playwright Tony Kushner received an honorary degree from the City University of New York.Read More





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