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Sex-charge Filner quits as mayor

By Tom Tugend, August 29, 2013

Robert Earl (“Bob”) Filner resigned as mayor of San Diego last Friday, becoming the latest in a string of Jewish politicians laid low by their sexual improprieties.

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The Dakota town facing a Nazi buyout

By Nathalie Rothschild, August 29, 2013

A neo-Nazi man has been buying abandoned property in Leith, a town of 19 in North Dakota, in order to turn it into an all-white enclave where residents would be required to fly “racialist banners”.

Craig Cobb, 61, plans to rename the tiny town “Cobbsville”, according to the Southern Poverty Law Centre, a civil rights law firm.

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Orthodox outrage over New Jersey law banning gay conversion

By Josh Jackman, August 21, 2013

A Charedi organisation has condemned a new state law in America banning gay conversion therapy for children.

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Anthony Weiner in hot water again over sex messages

By Marcus Dysch, July 24, 2013

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has admitted sending lewd messages to a woman, two years after he quit Congress following a similar scandal.

He said he would not drop out of the race after an unnamed woman told a gossip website that she had had an online relationship with Mr Weiner last year.

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An American thinker’s Jewish journey

By Kenneth Sacks, July 5, 2013

At a time when European antisemitism appears once again to be on the rise, it is pertinent to recall the experience of the 19th-century intellectual, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who learned of the struggles of British Jews and consequently became their advocate in America.

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Time nearly run out for peace in Middle East: John Kerry

By Ben Hartman, June 6, 2013

United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday repeated his call for Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, warning that time is running out for the two-state solution.

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Israeli technology a safe bet for gaming

By Alex Brummer, May 20, 2013

A childhood memory is ever present.

Watching a breed of burly “bookies” in loud plaid suits arrive at our Brighton synagogue on High Holy Days.

The involvement of Jewish figures in horse racing — otherwise known as the “sport of kings” — is a given.

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Truman show’s real star

By Daniel Finkelstein, May 17, 2013

As ome of my best friends are Jews. It is a boast so thin and irrelevant that it has become an in-joke. So it was a surprise to discover, when reading the other day, that one of the most important and positive events in the modern history of the Jewish people took place because someone's best friend was Jewish. And I thought it was a story worth telling.

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Bob Dylan anti-bomb lyrics to be sold at London auction

By Jennifer Lipman, May 10, 2013

Bob Dylan "knew what he was doing" from the very start of his career, according to the man who played a key role in the singer's musical education.

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Israel boycott activist Roger Waters angry after Jewish talk cancelled

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2013

Roger Waters, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of a boycott of Israel in the entertainment industry, has reacted furiously after a debate he was scheduled to take part in in New York was cancelled. He accused the organisers of refusing "to talk".

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