has admitted he spray-painted swastikas on his own home and lied about it to police.
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.”
Israel has lodged official complaints after a hotel in Switzerland posted signs telling Jewish guests to shower before using the pool and restricted their access to a kitchen freezer.
The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa, in eastern Switzerland, has been accused of antisemitism after a guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice near the hotel pool.
“To our Jewish guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming,” it said, adding: “If you break the rules I’m forced to [close] the swimming pool for you.”
The Sunday Times has been forced to apologise for printing “anti-Semitic” comments in a column which suggested that Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz are among the best paid BBC women because they are Jewish.
The column, penned by Kevin Myers,
appeared in the Irish edition of the newspaper and was titled “Sorry, ladies – equal pay has to be earned”.