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  • Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau: Slur on blacks was a ‘joke’

    August 1, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Rabbi David Lau, the newly elected chief rabbi of Israel, said a remark he made about blacks that was widely condemned as racist was a “joke.”

    Lau told haredi Orthodox students at a yeshiva in the Israeli town of Modiin Illit last week to stop hanging out at convenience stores to...

  • Paraguayan Jewish soccer boss suspended for racial slurs against Arabs

    August 17, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Paraguay’s soccer association has suspended the Jewish president of a team for hurling racial slurs at a colleague of Arab descent.

    During a match last month, the president of Asuncion’s Olimpia soccer team, Marcelo Recanate, accosted Juan José Zapag, the president of a rival...

  • Israeli school bus driver suspended for slurring Ethiopian children

    January 19, 2012 | 10:29 am

    An Israeli school bus driver was suspended for making racist statements to Ethiopian children.

    The driver’s comments were recorded during a bus ride and played for a school principal and the absorption center manager, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The route includes taking students...

  • A teacher’s slur roils La Cañada School District

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 14, 2011 | 11:20 am

    In October, Cindy Wilcox, then a member of the La Cañada Unified School District’s (LCUSD) Board of Governors, made public that she had filed an official complaint against a teacher at the district’s high-performing public high school. The public reaction was mixed, immediate...

  • Boy allegedly set Jewish girl’s hair on fire after making slurs

    December 6, 2011 | 10:46 am

    A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.

    Winnipeg police have charged the 15-year-old boy with assault with a weapon following an investigation of the Nov. 18 incident in the hallway of a local high...

  • Brett Ratner resigns as Oscar telecast producer [UPDATED]

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Brett Ratner, the Blockbuster-director with the big mouth, resigned his role as this year’s Oscar telecast producer yesterday after a PR debacle.

    Then this morning, Eddie Murphy, the star of Ratner’s latest film “Tower Heist” resigned his role as host of the 84th annual Academy...

  • What is Wrong With Brett Ratner? - UPDATED

    By Ilana Angel

    November 7, 2011 | 11:50 pm

    Brett Ratner has all the qualities in a man that should make a woman run in the other direction.  According to several reports, including here at The Jewish Journal, he has a massive ego, a small penis, and no respect for women.  He also likes to throw out gay slurs.  He is a Jew, so...

  • Texas lawmaker apologizes for anti-Semitic slur

    November 7, 2011 | 10:38 am

    A Texas state representative apologized after using the slur “Jew them down” during a public hearing.

    Larry Taylor at a legislative oversight hearing on Nov. 3 concerning a quasi-public wind insurance agency and its need to pay claims on time said “Don’t nitpick, don’t try to Jew...

  • Romanian dictionary to change slur’s definition

    August 10, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Romania’s highest cultural forum, following a request by a watchdog group, agreed to make clear in the definition of an anti-Semitic slur that the word is a pejorative.

    The Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism on Tuesday had urged the The Romanian Academy to change its...

  • UPDATE: Christian Dior designer fired over anti-Semitic slurs [VIDEO]

    March 1, 2011 | 9:31 am

    British fashion designer John Galliano was fired by the Christian Dior fashion house after harassing a couple using anti-Semitic and racist slurs.

    Galliano’s firing as chief designer for Christian Dior was announced Tuesday, just days after he was suspended from Dior.