A judge threw out a defamation suit against AIPAC by its former foreign policy boss, Steve Rosen. Judge Erik Christian of the Washington D.C. Superior Court ruled Wednesday that a statement by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that Rosen was fired because his behavior "did not comport with standards that AIPAC expects of its employees" was not defamatory.
Rebecca Rosen didn’t realize she could contact the dead until 13 years ago, after she learned her father had attempted suicide. She grew up in a tightly knit Conservative Jewish family in Omaha, Neb., where her mother is executive director of the Jewish Federation and Rebecca attended religious school and had her bat mitzvah.
Baruch Weiss, the young lawyer who helped cripple the government’s case against two former AIPAC staffers, says the prosecution’s loss is a “great victory” for free speech and for Israel’s friends.