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  • Now Boehner can tell us what really happened with Netanyahu’s speech

    September 25, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics.

    According to reports, Boehner is sick of navigating two irreconcilable forces: the Obama White House and conservatives in his caucus.

    Now that he’s going, maybe...

  • Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits

    September 25, 2015 | 8:41 am

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will step down and leave Congress at the end of October after struggling with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous five-year reign as the chamber's top Republican.

    The Ohio lawmaker, 65, stunned Republican House...

  • Yale chaplain quits in wake of letter blaming Israel for rising anti-Semitism

    September 8, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel.

    The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on Sept. 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own...

  • Olmert retrial in Talansky Affair begins

    September 2, 2014 | 12:37 pm

    Ehud Olmert went on trial for the second time in the the bribery case that led the Israeli prime minister to resign in 2008.

    Olmert’s retrial in what became known as the Talansky Affair began with a hearing Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court.

    Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the...

  • Canada’s Green Party president quits after defending Israel

    August 8, 2014 | 10:34 am

    The president of Canada’s Green Party resigned his post a week after expressing pro-Israel views.
    Paul Estrin stirred controversy last week when he posted a blog entry defending Israel on the party’s website. On Tuesday night, Estrin announced his resignation after the party...
  • British government minister quits over Gaza policy

    August 5, 2014 | 10:34 am

    A British government minister — the first Muslim woman to serve in the Cabinet — has resigned over the government’s policy on the Gaza conflict.

    Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, senior minister of state at Britain’s Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, tendered her...

  • P.A. Prime Minister Fayyad offers resignation, sources say

    April 10, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy, two sources told Reuters.

    Abbas was due to return to the West Bank from Jordan on Thursday, and it...

  • New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer resigns following Tablet exposé

    July 30, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in a recent book.

    “This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic,” Lehrer, 31, said in a statement July 30 announcing his...

  • Olmert exonerated on corruption charges that prompted his resignation

    July 10, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was exonerated on corruption charges that prompted his resignation from office four years ago.

    The Jerusalem District Court on July 10 acquitted Olmert on charges of fraud, breach of trust, tax evasion and falsifying corporate records in...

  • Jordanian prime minister Khasawneh resigns

    April 26, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh resigned on Thursday after barely six months in office, in a surprise move that politicians said followed an extended power struggle with the powerful security services.

    King Abdullah, who appointed Khasawneh in October to placate protesters...

  • Rep. Giffords, Health Insurance and Inclusion

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 22, 2012 | 11:13 pm

    Like many of you, I have been closely following Rep. Gabby Giffords’ step-by-step recovery from a bullet to her head as part of a horrific assassination attempt last year. Watching the recent video in which she announced her resignation from Congress was a reminder of how far she...

  • Video: Giffords announces resignation from Congress

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 22, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    It is amazing that Gabrielle Giffords ever made it back to Congress. But today, a year after being shot in the head by a crazed gunman, Giffords announced in the above video that she would be resigning.

    Via JTA:

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

  • Eddie Murphy exits as host of Oscars

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the Oscars following Brett Ratner’s resignation, which was announced yesterday, according to a press release from The Academy Awards. Murphy starred in Ratner’s recent film Tower Heist. Here is the release:

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

  • Hundreds of Israeli medical residents resign

    October 10, 2011 | 9:44 am

    Hundreds of medical residents in Israel have resigned, leaving many Israeli hospitals shorthanded.

    More than 300 residents did not show up for work on Monday, affecting hospitals throughout the country.

    The residents resigned over a labor dispute; they are dissatisfied with a...

  • Who the X&$##! Is Benjy Bronk?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 17, 2011 | 8:28 am

    So who the hell is Benji Bronk?

    He’s the heckler who disrupted Anthony Weiner’s press conference yesterday afternoon. 

    As the New York congressman intoned his prepared text, apologizing for texting salacious messages and photos to constituents and fans, taking responsibility for...

  • 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....

  • NPR exec heard saying that Jews control print media [VIDEO]

    March 9, 2011 | 10:46 am

    A National Public Radio executive who was set to leave the station has apologized for videotaped comments that include saying that Jews control the print media.

    Ron Schiller, president of the NPR Foundation and vice president for development, said his resignation scheduled for May 6...

  • Klain resigns as Biden’s chief of staff

    January 4, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, is resigning.

    “As my chief of staff in the White House, Ron has done an exceptional job of building my team, implementing my direction on top priorities, and providing invaluable counsel,” Biden said in a statement Tuesday.  “He...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Analysis: Olmert’s journey from right-wing idealogue to unsuccessful pragmatist

    By Ron Kampeas

    July 31, 2008 | 4:52 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—The day after Ehud Olmert buried his own political career, he announced plans to commemorate Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the ideological proponent of Greater Israel whose vision Olmert has done much to bury.

    It was an odd closing of a circle: Olmert’s signature achievement...

  • Israel political outlook uncertain as Olmert announces plans to resign [VIDEOS]

    July 31, 2008 | 4:53 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election plunged Israel into deep political uncertainty at a time when the country faces several crucial diplomatic tests.

    Confronted with police investigations into possible illegal fund-raising...

  • Jews should oppose Senator Craig’s ouster

    By Daniel Hemel

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Long before Sen. Larry Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, American Jewish groups harbored serious doubts about the Idaho Republican. In June 1990, when Craig, then a congressman, was running for an open Senate seat, the Jerusalem Post bemoaned his "miserable" record on...
  • Local Iranian Jews shocked by Katsav plea bargain

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When former Israeli President Moshe Katsav pleaded guilty to charges of sexual harassment and resigned his post late last month, no one was more surprised and saddened than his strongest supporters in Southern California, the Iranian Jewish community.

    Many local Iranian Jews share a...

  • Katsav cops plea in sex charges

    By Dan Baron

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    His reputation in shambles from a sex scandal that broke a year ago and swelled in subsequent months, Israel's outgoing president, Moshe Katsav, put an end to the sordid chapter by agreeing to a plea bargain after months of insisting he was innocent.

    His reputation in shambles from...
  • Arab lawmaker quits Knesset as probe begins

    By Dan Baron

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara has abruptly ended a parliamentary career built on denouncing the Jewish state from enemy capitals and then dodging charges of sedition at home.

    After weeks spent abroad on what he called routine travels, Bishara turned up at the Israeli Embassy in...
  • Scandals and war fallout cast doubt on Olmert’s leadership

    By Leslie Susser

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Following the sudden but not unexpected resignation of the Israeli army's chief of staff, pundits are asking how much longer Ehud Olmert, the country's beleaguered prime minister, can survive in office.

    Under investigation for corruption and with his approval ratings at an all-time...

  • Another Tendler Steps Down

    By Amy Klein

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The longtime principal of one of Los Angeles' largest Jewish high schools is leaving to start a new school. Rabbi Sholom Tendler resigned last week as Hebrew principal of Yeshiva of Los Angeles (YULA) and as rabbi of Young Israel of North Beverly Hills. He said he plans to open a new...

  • Settlers See Grim Future

    By Dina Kraft

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Devorah Meitlis walks up a wind-swept hill leading to the small clubhouse-turned-polling station in this West Bank settlement, hoping her home here will still exist by the time of Israel's next election.

    Tuesday's vote, seen as a referendum on Israel's future presence in the West...

  • Palestinians Unimpressed With Kadima Win

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The day after an historic election that realigned Israel's political landscape, little has changed at the Kalandia Checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah.

    Palestinians still file past well-armed Israeli soldiers, bulldozers still work on closing gaps in the 20-foot high concrete...

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