Apr 132018
 

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel

has resigned amid an investigation by the state Judicial Qualifications Commission, which examines allegations of misconduct by state jurists.

Zabel leaves office months after Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Public Corruption Task Force charged her husband  Myron Rosner

with four felonies, but declined to prosecute her over a land deal that cost an investor $150,000, according to a close-out memo issued by prosecutors.

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 Posted by at 4:15 am
Apr 022018
 

Israel said Monday it has reached an agreement with the United Nations to scrap its contested plans to deport African asylum seekers and will resettle many of them in Western countries instead.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the “unprecedented understandings” with the U.N. refugee agency would send more than 16,000 migrants to various Western countries that are willing to absorb them. It said the new deal would be implemented in three stages over five years, with many of those remaining in Israel integrated and granted official status.

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 Posted by at 5:20 pm
Mar 292018
 

The head of Labour’s disputes panel has quit after she opposed the suspension of a party member accused of posting an anti-Semitic message on social media.

Christine Shawcroft

 

said she was “wrong” in calling for the penalty to be lifted  before she had seen the “abhorrent ” Facebook post at the centre of the row.

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 Posted by at 3:23 pm
Mar 222018
 

One of Israel’s most senior religious leaders, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef,

has stoked controversy after calling black people “monkeys,” seeming to target black Americans specifically during a sermon.

Yosef made the remarks in footage aired by the Israeli news site Ynet, reportedly citing a hypothetical story about encountering a black person in the U.S. He then referred to black people using the pejorative Hebrew word “kushi” and called a black person a “monkey.”

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