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Jewish groups (predictably) divided on Supreme Court religious school funding decision

The ADL is criticizing and the Orthodox Union is praising today's Supreme Court decision in a key church-state case, Arizona Christian Tuition Organization v. Winn. That decision, analysts say, could make it harder for taxpayers to oppose public funding for parochial schools on church-state grounds.

The case involved an Arizona law that allows taxpayers to take 100 percent tax credits for donations to “school tuition organizations” - groups that provide funding to religious and other private schools.

ADL: Anti-Muslim Sentiment ‘Significant’

03/28/2011 - 20:00

(JTA) — Anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States is “significant,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.

“A significant level of anti-Muslim bigotry has surfaced in a variety of public forums over the past year,” said an ADL statement accompanying a letter and background information the ADL submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose civil rights committee was considering anti-Muslim activity on Tuesday.

Facebook Removes Third Intifada Page

03/28/2011 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Facebook has removed a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel, but a new one quickly took its place.

Nearly 350,000 people had registered for the "Third Palestinian Intifada" page, established on Facebook earlier this month. The page, which calls for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15, included quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directs users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere on the internet.

Facebook to Monitor Intifada Page, Won’t Remove It

03/27/2011 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Facebook will monitor a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel but will not remove it.

"Third Palestinian Intifada," established on Facebook less than a month ago, calls for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15. The page, which as of March 27 had more than 330,000 friends, includes quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directs users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere.

‘Third Intifada’ Facebook Page Abusing Technology, ADL Says

03/26/2011 - 20:00

(JTA) -- A Facebook page calling for a third Palestinian intifada is abusing technology to promote terrorist violence and should be taken down, the Anti-Defamation League said.

AJC criticizes "inappropriate" Knesset hearings on J Street

J Street still makes some major Jewish leaders nervous, but that doesn't mean they like the idea of Israeli politicians mucking around in the internal affairs of the a diverse American Jewish community.

Today the American Jewish Committee criticized this week's Knesset hearings into whether J Street is really the pro-Israel, pro-peace group it claims to be.

Charlie Sheen Hires Israeli Bodyguards

03/12/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Actor Charlie Sheen has hired Israeli military veterans as round-the-clock security guards.

The guards were hired over the weekend after a crazed fan broke into his home, surprising Sheen and his entourage as they relaxed by the pool, according to reports.

David Pack of Kansas City, Kan., was arrested for trespassing on March 10 at night, shortly after police completed a raid on Sheen's home.

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.

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