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Sheen Vents Spleen To ADL, Says He Is Jewish

02/28/2011 - 19:00

Embattled actor Charlie Sheen is demanding an apology from the Anti-Defamation League for saying that his rant against the executive producer of his hit TV sitcom was "borderline anti-Semitism."

And in an interview on Access Hollywood Friday morning, Sheen revealed that his mother is Jewish, "which makes me Jewish and my children Jewish ... and I'm proud."

Charlie Sheen: Denies anti-Semitism, demands ADL apology.

Charlie Sheen Demanding Apology From ADL

02/28/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Actor Charlie Sheen is demanding an apology from the Anti-Defamation League for saying that his rant against the executive producer of his hit TV sitcom was "borderline anti-Semitism."

A letter from Sheen's attorney Marty Singer demands a retraction because, it says, Sheen's only intention was to "address the man rather than his television persona," the TMZ website reported Tuesday.

ADL’s Foxman: Actor Sheen’s Rant ‘Borderline Anti-Semitism’

02/26/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Actor Charlie Sheen's rant against the executive producer of his hit TV sitcom is "borderline anti-Semitism," the Anti Defamation League's Abraham Foxman said.

Sheen, in a radio interview Feb. 24 and in a letter posted on the TMZ website, called the "Two and a Half Men" executive producer Chuck Lorre a "contaminated little maggot," said he was a "clown" and "stupid," and referred to him several times as Chaim Levine.

Lorre's given name is Charles Michael Levine.

Reform Movement Accepts Beck’s Apology

02/26/2011 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) – The Reform Movement accepted Fox News host Glenn Beck's apology for comparing Reform Judaism to radical Islam.

"The Reform Movement sincerely hopes this apology opens a new door of understanding and cooperation between us and helps to elevate the state of our political discourse," Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism wrote in a letter to Beck.

Glenn Beck apologizes; was it enough?

Commentator Glenn Beck has apologized for yesterday's slur against Reform rabbis, in which he claimed they focus more on social justice than on religion, and used an analogy to radical Islam.

It's baaack: the issue that won't go away

This one is so old it has whiskers: Orthodox groups are supporting, church-state separation groups are opposing and most other Jewish groups are ignoring the latest chapter in the perennial battle over a District of Columbia school vouchers program.

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, created in 2004, was the first school voucher program involving federal dollars, which made it a particularly explosive issue for supporters and opponents alike.

Jewish Groups Call Out Rep. Cohen on Holocaust Imagery

01/19/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish groups called on a Democratic congressman to apologize for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), addressing the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night in a debate over a Republican bill to repeal last year's heath care reforms, likened Republican claims to tactics used by the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels.

"They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” he said. He also called the Republican claims a "blood libel."

Democrat makes another (really stupid) Nazi comparison

Honestly, what is it that these guys in politics don't understand about the inappropriateness, not to mention the danger, of using Nazi analogies in everyday political dialog?

Today it was Rep. Steven Cohen (D-Tenn.), who should have known better, but then, being Jewish doesn't make you smart, I guess.

Speaking on ABC, Speaking on the House floor, Cohen was attacking the GOP effort to reverse last year's Democratic health care reform package.

Jewish Leaders Seen Absent On Toxic Political Climate

In wake of Giffords shooting, calls for ‘moral leadership’ as community retreats from gun issue.
01/10/2011 - 19:00
Washington Correspondent

The attempted assassination of a Jewish member of Congress from Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords, and the wanton killing of six others in Tucson on Saturday has revived the debate over whether Jewish communal and religious leaders are doing enough to combat a toxic political climate that many say threatens a new age of political violence.

Members of Congress and their staffs observe a moment of silence Tuesday for the six Arizonans killed in Saturday’s rampage.

ADL: Assessing Hate Speech Angle in Giffords Shooting 'Critical'

01/09/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Anti-Defamation League said it is "critical" to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech.

"It is critical to determine whether the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, acted alone or with others, and whether he was influenced by extremist literature, propaganda or hate speech," the ADL said in its statement Sunday.

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