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  • Galloway probed for declaring his British constituency an ‘Israel-free zone’

    August 8, 2014 | 11:15 am

    Police in Britain are looking into complaints against a lawmaker who called for his constituency to be “declared an Israel-free zone.”

    George Galloway of the far-left Respect Party made the call during a speech over the weekend in Leeds, prompting an investigation by West...

  • 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...

  • Shas lawmaker chides Shalit for his Shabbat at the beach

    November 3, 2011 | 11:21 am

    A lawmaker from the haredi Orthodox Shas Party said Gilad Shalit should have spent his first Shabbat of freedom not at the beach but praying in synagogue.

    Meshulam Nahari also said during a Shas convention this week that the 25-year-old soldier should have recited the benediction of...

  • British Jewish lawmaker apologizes for ‘Jews again’ remark

    March 31, 2011 | 10:16 am

    A British lawmaker has apologized for insulting a fellow Jewish lawmaker and Labor Party member during a debate in the House of Commons.

    During a debate Wednesday on plans to change the law of universal jurisdiction, Gerald Kaufman turned to a lawmaker sitting next to him and said,...

  • Radio host threatens to oust Minn. lawmaker over invocation objections

    March 22, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A conservative radio host suggested that he would work to unseat a Minnesota state senator who opposed a pastor’s invocation in the statehouse for being nonsectarian.

    An invocation earlier this month by the Rev. Dennis Campbell, a conservative Baptist, mentioned Jesus Christ three...

  • Norwegian lawmaker denies Holocaust

    March 21, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Members of a Norwegian lawmaker’s own party have called for his resignation after he publicly denied the Holocaust.

    Labor Party lawmaker Anders Mathisen reportedly told the Finnmarken newspaper that the Holocaust never happened and challenged readers to prove him wrong.

    “There is...

  • Irish Cabinet swears in lone Jewish lawmaker

    March 9, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    Ireland’s only Jewish member of parliament was appointed to the country’s Cabinet as the new government was sworn in.

    Alan Shatter was sworn in Wednesday as justice minister in a coalition of his center-right Fine Gael Party and the liberal Labor Party. He represents Dublin South,...

  • Israel comment spurs calls for lawmaker’s resignation

    June 16, 2010 | 12:19 pm

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined a growing list of politicians calling for the resignation of a senior member of Parliament who questioned Israel’s right to exist.

    Harper said Libby Davies, deputy leader and house leader of the opposition New Democratic Party,...

  • Weighing His Options

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg strides through his district offices at a pace usually reserved for a commuter late to catch and early morning flight to Sacramento -- a situation with which the busy politician is all...

  • ‘One of the Most Dismal Sessions Ever’

    By James D

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Asked to discuss the accomplishments of the 105th Congress, which erupted last week in a frenzy of last-minute wheeling and dealing as lawmakers tried to avert another politically costly government shutdown, Rep. Ben Cardin's response was succinct.

    "It will be a very brief...