A federal ruling calling North Carolina’s congressional districts politically gerrymandered could help Jewish Democratic challenger Kathy Manning.
A federal judge has thrown out a $12 million punitive damages award to billionaire William Koch in his lawsuit accusing a fellow oenophile of selling him 24 bottles of fake Bordeaux, and reduced the award to just $711,622.
Top officials at the Holocaust Claims Conference professed shock about a massive fraud scheme. But they were told about the scam nearly a decade earlier — and failed to stop it.
It took hours to reach a guilty verdict in the $57 million theft at the Claims Conference for Holocaust survivors. Figuring out how the fraud went undetected could take a lifetime.
Two former employees of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and a third person have been convicted for stealing $57 million intended for Holocaust victims.
Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in 2010.
Hundreds of Jewish settlers march in the West Bank, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reconsider a court-ordered relocation of illegal settler homes.
A Jerusalem court denied a request by Arab-Israeli politicians and religious leaders seeking to remove an anti-Muslim movie from YouTube and block all Israeli access to it.
After a Cologne court’s ruling in June that circumcision was tantamount to criminal bodily harm sparked a debate across Europe, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Germany say one positive outcome has emerged from the controversy — the fact that it has brought the two communities closer together: Rabbi Marc Schneier, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding: “It’s clear that the Jewish and Muslim communities are at one on this issue. We find the reaction on the part of these governments unconscionable, highly insensitive and unsympathetic. But I’m less concerned about these areas of mutual interest and mutual cooperation, I’m more concerned about the continued attacks that we find on Jews and Muslims here in Europe.” The Cologne’s court’s finding came after a Muslim boy suffered complications following a circumcision. It is not an outright ban but has resulted in some hospitals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland suspending the procedure. Jewish and Muslim communities fear other countries may follow suit. Last month, criminal charges were filed against Bavarian Rabbi David Goldberg after he performed a circumcision. Gonca Mucuk, a German Muslim of Turkish origin, says she can’t understand the Cologne court’s ruling, and thinks it’s a violation of freedom of religion. Following the verdict she decided to have her son circumcised whilst on holiday in Turkey. The German federal government is currently drafting new legislation which will clarify the issue. Meanwhile the state of Berlin …
At its core, the ruling in the Rachel Corrie case hinged on one simple question: Did the Israeli bulldozer driver who ran over the activist see her or not?