Pope Benedict XVI’s eight-year reign as head of the world’s 1 billion Catholics sometimes was a bumpy one for the Vatican’s relations with Israel and the wider Jewish community. But it was also a period in which relations where consolidated and fervent pledges made to continue interfaith dialogue and bilateral cooperation.
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said he would resign from politics if he is convicted of fraud and breach of trust in the current indictment against him.
The leader of Israel's Meretz Party petitioned the country’s Supreme Court to order the resignation of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman following his indictment on fraud.
The executive director of Limmud, Raymond Simonson, has resigned to head the Jewish Community Center in London.
Ron Barber, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won her seat in a special election.
A crude joke about the Holocaust has cost a public health official in the town of Pavia his job, according to Italian media reports.
A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman in January, announced that she will resign from Congress.
Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly is set to resign in the wake of a scandal in which he lied about sexually explicit exchanges on social media outlets. Friends of Weiner (D-N.Y.) were quoted Thursday as saying that the embattled congressman will resign under pressure from top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who had urged him to end the distraction of the scandal by leaving office.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) became the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign over inappropriate internet relationships. “Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress,” she said in a statement. “In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign.”
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, called on Congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign. Cantor's call Tuesday came a day after Weiner admitted to having innapropriate Internet relationships and lying about a lewd photo posted to his Twitter account.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail.
Anger has begun to supplant shock as those who contribute to prominent Jewish charities or work on their behalf gasp for comprehension of the unprecedented percussion that the Bernard L. Madoff investment fraud is having on their favorite causes.
Israelis on the right and left were angered by Ehud Olmert's suggestion in an interview at the twilight of his term that Israel should cede virtually all its disputed land. Too little, too late, said the leftists. Too much, said the rightists.
Livni says she does not intend to be dragged into a long coalition-building process. If in about 10 days she believes the chances of forming a government are not high, she says she will lead a move for new elections herself.
Ehud Olmert's formal resignation Sunday was an ignominious end to a premiership marked by multiple corruption scandals, a failed war in Lebanon and unfinished business on the Palestinian, Syrian and Iranian fronts.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert tells Cabinet stepping down "was not an easy or simple decision," then submits his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres
Ehud Olmert's departure opens up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy vis-a-vis the Palestinians, Syria and Iran
From Knesset member to Jerusalem mayor to prime minister, Ehud Olmert's political life
An Israeli commission of inquiry held Sharon, who was Israel's defense minister at the time, indirectly responsible for not anticipating the carnage. Sharon was forced to resign, which, at the time, seemed to end his political career.
Even if he is reelected, the financial scandal dogging him could spell the end of Ariel Sharon's political career.
Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg has built a reputation as a man of letters, but not of the kind that have swirled around him lately.
In the latest volley in an escalating war of words, a majority of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council is defending Greenberg, the embattled council chair, against a campaign to unseat him over his role in the Marc Rich pardon scandal.