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Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.

White Nationalism: A Scourge That Won't Go Away

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

So who, precisely, is Peter Brimelow, and why should the rest of us be concerned when a white nationalist racist like him appears at the same event as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin?

Convergence and Divergence in U.S. and Israel Policy on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Both Americans and Israelis must question the likelihood of success of an attack on Iran, and the potential for dire consequences. But the conclusion each reaches may once again differ significantly because of divergent starting points.

83-Year-Old Donates $25,000 After Watching Anti-Gay Bullying Film

Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami

When the Broward Sheriff's Office held a town hall-style screening of the anti-gay bullying documentary film 'Bullied: a Student, a School and a Case ...

Turkey's Dangerous Diplomacy

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

I greatly fear that Turkey's fraying democracy and new foreign policy approach will lead the country on a dangerous collision course with its allies in the West.

The Meaning of Muslim Brotherhood Pragmatism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The goal would be to temper the Islamicization of society and to ensure a moderate, balanced set of laws that does not ignore Islam but provides spaces for true democratic norms and protections for free speech and minorities.

The Road Ahead for Immigration Reform

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

The current system fails more than just immigrants seeking opportunity and fair treatment. It fails all of us by refusing to embrace a future that welcomes diversity and equal access to the American dream.

Wannsee at 70: The Lessons of Hatred Endure

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

As we commemorate the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, that infamous meeting where the Nazis formally adopted the "Final Solution", let us focus on what was unique about the Holocaust amid the other atrocities of the modern era.

Israel's Hard Times, and the New York Times

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Media
Abraham H. Foxman

The New York Times' coverage of Israel, both in its reporting and its editorial pages, is mixed -- problematic in some instances, less so in others. There is a need to continue to be brutally honest with the editors about our perception of their newspaper.

The Assault on Israel's Vibrant Democracy

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

There are many reasons why the recent spate of domestic legislation in Israel -- regarding non-governmental organizations, the media, Israel as a Jewish State, the Supreme Court -- is disturbing.

Keep Religion Out of Politics

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

All candidates of good faith must swiftly, publicly and definitively reject and repudiate religious-based election appeals.

Dermot Shea's "Payback" Transfer

Len Levitt | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The NYPD seems to have taken payback to a new level. The department appears to have retaliated against the brother of a deputy chief who earlier this year embarrassed a high-profile civilian deputy commissioner.

Michael Calderone

Will Pat Buchanan Return To MSNBC After Book Tour? | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Pat Buchanan, the longtime conservative pundit, has been making the TV rounds in recent weeks promoting his latest book, "Suicide of a Sup...

Ohio Man Ensures No Local Family Goes Hungry

Lakewood Patch | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact

For 17,905 Cuyahoga County residents in 2010, community service was a court-ordered punishment. For Lakewood's Jason Weiner, it's a way of life. "Be...

The Day Hate Became Everyone's Problem

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor was, in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the "date that shall live in infamy," 9/11 was the "day that hate became everyone's problem."

Is Congress Really Serious About Domestic Radicalism?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As Rep. Peter King led his latest hearing about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States last week, it turns out a radical of a different sort, based in Brooklyn, was plotting to spread his anti-Muslim message across the United States.

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit: Florida Voucher Measure Misleads By Using Language Of Religious Freedom | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers' union joined the American Civil Liberties Union and several rabbis and ministers seeking to halt a 2012 ballot measure the...

Obama's Peace Plan: A Way Forward, or a Cul-de-Sac?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

President Barack Obama's back-to-back speeches on the peace process had much good to build on. Now is the time to start building.

Abu Mazen: Man of Peace?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Abu Mazen's case for going to the U.N. for support of a Palestinian state because there is no other way is a gross distortion of events, which again raises questions about his intent.

Jews Pressure Facebook Over Palestinian Intifada Page

Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Facebook shut down a "Third Palestinian Intifada" page and similar groups this week, prompted by c...

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

The Antidote to Glenn Beck

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tamar Abrams

Glenn Beck has now taken on Reform Jews, of which I am one. Dismissing us as similar to "radicalized Islam," he went on to sum up our rabbis as "generally political in nature."

ADL Condemns Beck For Comments About Branch Of Judaism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Anti-Defamation League condemned Glenn Beck on Wednesday for comments he made about Reform Judaism. Speaking on his Tuesday radio show, Beck br...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Bringing Imams To Auschwitz

Marshall J. Breger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Marshall J. Breger

At the death camps, the Muslims spoke out forthrightly against Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. This journey of reconciliation gives the lie to the caricatures of Islam that have become so prevalent.

Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Interfaith Coalition Supporting Mosques

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A top leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has resigned from a new interfaith coalition, saying s...