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  • San Diego mayor has signed letter of resignation, report says

    August 23, 2013 | 11:36 am

    The mayor of San Diego, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and a slew of allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, has signed a letter of resignation, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

    The resignation of Mayor Bob Filner could not immediately be confirmed by...

  • Egypt army gives Morsi 48 hours to share power

    July 1, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Egypt's armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own roadmap for the country.

    A dramatic military statement broadcast on state television...

  • Thousand Oaks rabbi leaves post

    June 13, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    Rabbi Ted Riter of Temple Adat Elohim (TAE) in Thousand Oaks officially ended his tenure at the Reform synagogue on May 1, and in a subsequent Facebook post announced that he no longer intends to continue in a similar post. 

    “It is with bittersweet emotions that I write this...

  • Benedict’s papacy: a period of close Jewish relations with occasional bumps

    February 11, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    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...

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  • Israel’s Lieberman says he will resign from politics if convicted

    January 14, 2013 | 7:52 am

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would resign from politics if he is convicted of fraud and breach of trust in the current indictment against him.

    Lieberman, who remains head of theYisrael Beiteinu Party, and is number two on the combined Knesset list of...

  • Meretz leader petitions court to force Lieberman resignation

    December 14, 2012 | 9:24 am

    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.

    Liberman “seriously undermines the confidence of the public and his voters” by refusing to resign after his...

  • Raymond Simonson resigns as head of Limmud

    August 6, 2012 | 10:52 am

    The executive director of Limmud, Raymond Simonson, has resigned to head the Jewish Community Center in London.

    Simonson announced last week that he would leave Limmud, which makes Jewish learning accessible to Jews around the world, after six years in his position. He was appointed...

  • Ron Barber, aide to Giffords, wins his ex-boss’ seat

    June 13, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Ron Barber, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won her seat in a special election.

    Barber, who decided to run after Giffords formerly resigned her seat earlier this year to recover from a shooting in January 2011, defeated Jesse Kelly, a Republican who suffered a narrow...

  • Italian town’s official resigns over Holocaust joke

    May 29, 2012 | 10:48 am

    A crude joke about the Holocaust has cost a public health official in the town of Pavia his job, according to Italian media reports.

    Giuseppe Imbalzano, 59, submitted his resignation Monday after a meeting with Pavia’s public health service director, according to reports.

    At a...

  • Komen official resigns following Planned Parenthood furor

    February 7, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    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.

    Karen Handel, the breast cancer group’s vice president for public policy, resigned Tuesday, just days after the organization...

  • Giffords announces resignation from Congress

    January 22, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman in January, announced that she will resign from Congress.

    In a two-minute video released Sunday, Giffords (D-Ariz.) said she will step down as she continues her recovery.

    “I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what...

  • An Evangelical Attempts to Proselytize Anthony Weiner

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 16, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted a message to Congressman Anthony Weiner saying, “Dear Congressman Weiner: There is no effective ‘treatment’ for sin. Only atonement, found only in Jesus Christ.”

    I hear you, Rev. Mohler. But I seem...

  • Weiner reportedly set to quit Congress

    June 16, 2011 | 10:23 am

    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...

  • Rep. Schwartz is first Dem to call for Weiner’s resignation

    June 9, 2011 | 10:41 am

    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....

  • Weiner should resign, Cantor says

    June 7, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    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...

  • Abbas threatens to resign if talks fail

    September 19, 2010 | 2:24 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail.

    Abbas made a statement indicating that he would quit over a failure of the recently launched direct peace negotiations at a recent meeting of the Fatah Central Committee, The...

  • Anger replaces shock as Madoff scam puts spotlight on charity boards

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 30, 2008 | 6:42 pm

    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.

    While Madoff himself is a primary...

  • Anger greets Olmert’s concessions on Golan, West Bank, Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 6, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Rosh Hashanah-eve interview in which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel should give up the Golan Heights for peace with Syria and nearly all of the West Bank for peace with the Palestinians has sparked a political storm in Israel.

    Prime...

  • Can Livni form a coalition or are elections next?

    By Leslie Susser

    September 25, 2008 | 12:37 am

    With her primary victory in hand, prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni now has six weeks to form a government and stave off new elections. Theoretically, if she cannot form a government, President Shimon Peres could give someone else a chance before calling an election.

    But there is...

  • Ehud Olmert era comes to ignominious end

    September 22, 2008 | 10:23 pm

    (JTA) – A day after Ehud Olmert formally submitted his resignation as prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres officially tapped his Kadima Party successor, Tzipi Livni, to form a new government.

    Livni now has 42 days to put together a coalition government. Though Olmert...

  • Olmert submits resignation, promises to help Livni

    September 21, 2008 | 6:48 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has submitted his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres

    Olmert visited the president’s official residence in Jerusalem Sunday evening to deliver the letter.

    “This is not an easy decision, and I am convinced that this is a...

  • Israeli policy headed for radical changes in post-Olmert era

    By Leslie Susser

    August 5, 2008 | 4:46 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign after a new Kadima Party leader is elected in September has opened up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy.

    As of now Olmert has four potential successors, since Kadima’s new leader may not be...

  • Ehud Olmert: A political time line

    August 2, 2008 | 12:56 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a time line of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s political career:

    Sept. 30, 1945 Born to Bella and Mordechai Olmert in Binyamina, near Haifa.

    November 1963-1971 Begins military service in the Golani Brigade, but hand and feet injuries that predate his...

  • Not All Wish Sharon Well

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Words of concern and sympathy poured in from all over the world after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a major stroke. Especially striking were supportive comments from quarters that had once cast Sharon as an inflexible hawk -- or even a war criminal -- but who now gave...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Leader Admits to Drug Charges

    A German Jewish leader admitted to drug charges and resigned his post as vice president of the country's Jewish community. In a news conference Tuesday, Michel Friedman also asked forgiveness from the public, his colleagues and his...

  • Scandal Could End Sharons Career

    By Leslie Susser

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even if he is reelected, the financial scandal dogging him could spell the end of Ariel Sharon's political career.

    Sharon is accused of taking an illegal loan from a South African friend to pay off other illegal loans to his past political campaigns. The prime minister has not been...

  • Defending Greenberg

    By Peter Ephross

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    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...