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Hank Williams, Jr. pulled for Hitler remark

Hank Williams, Jr. pulled for Hitler remark

NEW YORK — ESPN pulled its “Monday Night Football” introduction by Hank Williams Jr. after the singer seemed to compare President Obama to Hitler this week.

The song was pulled from the introduction to Monday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

ESPN said in a statement that it would remove the song for one game and decide what to do in the future based on an apology from Williams.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:58 )

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Irvine: Muslims guilty of disruption at speech

LOS ANGELES — A California jury found 10 Muslim students guilty of misdemeanors for disrupting a 2010 campus speech by Israel’s ambassador to the US. In an incident that drew national attention, 11 Muslim students stood one by one and interrupted a February, 2010 speech by Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine. Oren twice walked off the stage as students shouted “Mass murderer!” and “War criminal!” before they were hauled out of the room by campus police. ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:16 )

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International

Germany bans largest neo-Nazi group

BERLIN — Holocaust survivors welcomed Germany’s decision to ban one of its largest neo-Nazi organizations. Announcing the ban of HNG, the “national organization for political prisoners and their relatives,” German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said last week that the organization’s real purpose is to assist far-right extremists in opposing the democratic state. “Holocaust survivors welcome the ban . . . as a sign of modern Germany’s political maturity and its clear deter...
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Feiler insists that ownership shift at Rose will respect covenants

Feiler insists that ownership shift at Rose will respect covenantsJEWISH community concerns over imminent changes in the ownership structure of Rose Medical Center were eased this week by Ken Feiler, the hospital’s president-CEO, who recognized RMC’s “important history” as an integral part of the Denver Jewish community. In an email statement released this week, Feiler addressed questions from the Intermountain Jewish News about the potential impact on Rose of the impending sale of the Colorado Health Foundation’s 40% interest in HCA/HealthONE. The...
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NY Times reporter resigns after accusations of bias

NY Times reporter resigns after accusations of biasJERUSALEM — New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner has resigned from the speaker’s bureau of a Jerusalem-based public relations firm amid charges of conflict of interest. Bronner resigned from Lone Star Communications, the Times public editor said in a column Sunday, Sept. 25, after an article by journalist and blogger Max Blumenthal in the Columbia Journalism Review accused Bronner of giving favorable coverage to other clients of the same firm.
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‘Birthright for Jewish moms’ reaches out to Spanish-speakers

Marcy Oster BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The first Cuban delegation will participate in the “Birthright for Jewish moms” trip to Israel, as the sponsoring group works to expand its reach in Latin Ameri... [Link]

Republican Jewish group congratulates Trump but doesn’t praise him

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulated Donald Trump on becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, but otherwise withheld praise for the candidate. “The Republican J... [Link]

US envoy Power at Nuremberg event: World must not look on during genocide

Marcy Oster (JTA) — “The world looked on during the rise of the Nazis, and cannot do so again,” Samantha Power, the United States’ envoy to the United Nations, warned attendees at a sympos... [Link]

Late philanthropist Edgar Bronfman’s Connecticut home on market for $8M

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — The Connecticut weekend home of late Jewish philanthropist Edgar Bronfman is on sale for $8 million. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is listing the 13-acre estate at ... [Link]

Amid anti-Semitism scandal, Jewish support for UK’s Labour at historic low

Julie Wiener (JTA) — If there were an election tomorrow, only 8.5 percent of British Jews say they would vote for the Labour Party — a sharp decline since last year’s election, when 18 percent of Jews voted ... [Link]

Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard

Andrew Silow-Carroll CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (JTA) — Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?,” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many Americ... [Link]

Israel bombs Gaza targets in retaliation for Hamas shelling

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israel bombed five targets in Gaza after Hamas fired more than five mortar rounds into Israel in a 24-hour period — an escalation attributed to Israel’s intensified efforts to detec... [Link]

Israel remembers the Holocaust in national ceremony

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Holocaust survivors have never received the respect that they deserve, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said. “It is time to conduct some soul-searching before you. We mus... [Link]

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