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  • The partisan politics of an Israeli sexual harassment drama

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 30, 2015 | 4:00 am

    A political storm involving Israeli Knesset Member Yinon Magal has been dominating Israel's news media in the last week. A tempest in a teapot compared to other news: Russia punishing Turkey for downing a Russian aircraft, Europe grappling with the aftershocks of terrorism, the...

  • Egypt ranks last in Arab world’s women’s rights

    November 12, 2013 | 10:54 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Just about every woman in Egypt has experienced some form of sexual harassment. The country also has high rates of violence and genital mutilation, according to a new study on women in the Arab world by the Thomson-Reuters...

  • 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...

  • The Torah and child sexual abuse

    August 14, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Everything we build and teach our children, all our investments and dedication to good, all our moral standards, our entire education system, can be wiped out in one fell swoop when we or our children are violated.

    The first of all ethical and Torah axioms must be stated at the...

  • San Diego mayor Bob Filner asks city to pay for legal fees

    July 30, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has asked the city to cover his legal fees for a sexual harassment lawsuit, according to an agenda released by the city council.

    The city council will convene in a special closed session on Tuesday night to discuss whether or not to pay for legal fees in a sexual harassment claim filed by Filner’s former employee Irene McCormack Jackson.

    Read more at nbcsandiego.com.

  • Obvious vs. the-Not-So-Obvious!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood.  The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...

  • Russian judge: sexual harassment good for humanity

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2008 | 3:12 am

    Kim Murphy has written many great articles for the Los Angeles Times. She won the Pulitzer in 2005 for her reporting on Russia during the previous year, and one story sticks in my mind unlike any other: “

    Whispered in Russia: Democracy is Finished.”

    That headline came to mind when I...

  • Iranian Jews stand by their man Katsav in rape and sexual harassment case

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Despite a flurry of criticism directed at Israeli President Moshe Katsav over rape and sexual harassment allegations, support for Israel's embattled president remains strong among Southern California's Iranian Jews.

    "Many in the community here know President Katsav on a personal...

  • Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lawsuit Filed in Granada Hills Jewish Community Center Shooting

    Families of the victims of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) shooting in Granada Hills are suing the state of Washington for allegedly failing to supervise the man who committed the crime. The $15...

  • Best & Worst of Times

    By Julie G Fax

    July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's been a month of extremes for the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) on the West Coast. As the Orthodox youth group basks in the joy of moving into its own building, it is also reeling from the shock of a scandal involving an East Coast regional director allegedly...

  • Indicting Inappropriate Behavior

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sexual harassment hit the Israeli headlines with a jolt this week when police recommended that Transportation Minister Yitzhak Mordechai be charged with three counts of sexual assault.

    The recommendation that prosecutors hand down an indictment against Mordechai came a week after...