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  • BREAKING: Gunfire forces brief lockdown at U.S. Capitol

    October 3, 2013 | 11:37 am

    The U.S. Capitol was locked down briefly on Thursday after gunshots were fired outside the building following a car chase across central Washington and a number of people including a law enforcement officer were hurt, officials said.

    A female suspect was killed by police at the...

  • Blank bullets fired near Paris-area synagogue

    October 8, 2012 | 9:37 am

    Blank bullets were fired outside a synagogue near Paris.

    The security unit of France’s Jewish communities, SPCJ, reported that the shots were fired last Friday outside the synagogue at Argenteuil, a northwest suburb of Paris, hours after the city’s chief prosecutor gave a news...

  • Union for Reform Judaism fires 30 employees

    March 29, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) laid off about 30 employees as part of a general restructuring of the organization.

    The reorganization is part of a series of changes being ushered in by the new president of the URJ, Rabbi Richard Jacobs, who took over at the beginning of January....

  • British lawmaker loses post over Nazi-themed party

    December 19, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    A British lawmaker was fired from his job working for a senior Conservative Party minister after attending a Nazi-themed party.

    Aiden Burley, 32, a parliamentary private secretary for Transport Secretary Justine Greening, was dismissed on Dec. 19, a week after photos of his presence...

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  • Syracuse fires basketball coach Bernie Fine amid sex probe

    November 28, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Syracuse University fired assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine amid allegations that he sexually molested boys, rocking the multi-million dollar world of collegiate sports with more questions of sexual abuse and oversight, the university said on Sunday.

    “At the direction of...

  • JPost fires Larry Derfner for controversial blog post

    August 29, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    The Jerusalem Post fired senior reporter Larry Derfner after he penned a controversial blog post justifying terrorist attacks against Israelis.

    The post, titled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” appeared on a personal blog Derfner shares, Israel Reconsidered. It...

  • In restructuring, key Canadian Jewish officials are let go

    June 27, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Several senior employees of the Canadian Jewish Congress have lost their jobs in a restructuring of Canada’s Jewish organizations and advocacy agencies.

    Notices of dismissal, effective June 30, were sent to Benjamin Shinewald, CJC’s Toronto-based acting CEO; Wendy Lampert, national...

  • Fired cancer patient Marla Gilson, ex-employer reach agreement

    May 9, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Marla Gilson and the Association of Jewish Aging Services, which fired her after she was stricken by cancer, have come to terms.

    “As part of the settlement, AJAS has agreed to provide Ms. Gilson with additional severance and to provide financial support to help cover her medical...

  • Designer John Galliano fired from his own label

    April 18, 2011 | 8:30 am

    Fashion designer John Galliano was fired from his own designer label over accusations of anti-Semitism and racism.

    Galliano, who was fired on March 1 as chief designer at Christian Dior, was dumped from the label that bears his name but is 91 percent owned by Dior, Women’s Wear...

  • One and a Half Men? Sitcom sacks Sheen

    March 8, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Actor Charlie Sheen has been fired from his hit CBS sitcom in the wake of a rant against the show’s executive producer that was called “borderline anti-Semitism.”

    Sheen was fired Monday, effective immediately, from “Two and a Half Men,” for which he was paid $2 million per episode....

  • Natalie Portman Vs. Dior Ex-Designer’s Anti-Semitism [UPDATE] [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 1, 2011 | 1:08 pm

    The Oscar-winning, Jerusalem-born Natalie Portman has slammed the anti-Semitic remarks Dior’s just-axed chief designer John “I Love Hitler” Galliano allegedly made after assaulting a couple in Paris last week, as caught on video.  The Miss Dior Cherie spokesperson/model—who pointedly...

  • Stewart takes shots at Sanchez

    October 4, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.

    Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish, a bigot.

    During the taping Oct. 2 of a Comedy Central benefit to raise money to...

  • The ‘revenge of the fired’ could fill a book—and does

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Because I've been fired from nearly every job I've ever held, I always thought nobody in the world understands what I've been through. Boo-hoo, right? But along comes Annabelle Gurwitch and her book, "Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed," which includes...
  • A Guilty Plea in AIPAC Case

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Pentagon analyst at the center of an investigation that has rocked the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will plead guilty.

    Edward Adams, a spokesman for the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., announced last week that Lawrence Franklin had scheduled a guilty...

  • Salvin Group Fights ADL

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    At least one issue left in the wake of the firing of David Lehrer has been resolved.

    On Wednesday, the New York headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced it had reached a settlement with Lehrer, whom ADL National Director Abraham Foxman fired last December in a move...

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