The World Jewish Congress (WJC) thanked Twitter on Monday for blocking the hashtag #GasTheSynagogue from trending after users urged police to gas St. Louis protesters who were sheltering inside a synagogue after the unrest following the Jason Stockley verdict.
Roger Waters’ fans headed to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Tuesday night will be met by pro-Israel activists, street artists and an inflatable Pinocchio with a sign that reads, “Roger Waters: We Don’t Need Your Lies About Israel!”
The former Pink Floyd bassist and lyricist has been the face of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign since 2011.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A judge on Tuesday entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a rabbi accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a teenage boy who attended a school the rabbi founded and who was awarded $15 million in a civil lawsuit on those allegations.
Rabbi Daniel Greer
is accused of sexually assaulting the boy when he attended the Yeshiva of New Haven school from 2001 to 2005. Greer, who’s 77 years old, was a founder and principal of the school.
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying Ms. Palin’s complaint failed to show that a mistake in an editorial was made maliciously.
“What we have here is an editorial, written and rewritten rapidly in order to voice an opinion on an immediate event of importance, in which are included a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Mrs. Palin that are very rapidly corrected,” Judge Jed S. Rakoff of Federal District Court in Manhattan said in his ruling. “Negligence this may be; but defamation of a public figure it plainly is not.”
Move over Christopher Columbus, it’s Peter Stuyvesant’s turn to get scorched in the monuments war.
A Jewish activist group is now demanding Mayor de Blasio scrub all traces of the Dutch governor from city property — even Stuyvesant High School — as part of his campaign to rid the city of “symbols or hate.”