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  • British actress June Brown descendant of bare-knuckle Jewish boxer

    While looting and vandalism shocked London this week, one British TV show mentioned a Jewish celebrity tie to an earlier illegal past time: bare-knuckle boxing.  Last night marked the eighth season premiere of BBC One’s "Who Do You Think You Are?" The show films celebrities exploring their family heritage.  On last night’s episode, British actress June… More ▸

  • Publicizing Foreman promotes violence

    Re "Foreman gains respect even in losing title": It saddens me that so much attention is being devoted to a purported observant Jew who has chosen to participate in the thinly veiled savagery of boxing. Do we need more promotion of violence and rage? It is a day on which it is embarrassing to be… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Israel asked the Bush administration to pull a resolution hailing the Annapolis peace parley, said the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Zalmay Khalilzad was on the hot seat this week after the Bush administration pulled a draft resolution on Nov. 30 hailing the peace conference that he had submitted to the U.N. Security Council…. More ▸

  • News Brief

    Gabriel Cohen, founder of the National Jewish Post & Opinion newspaper, died at age 98. The Associated Press reported that Cohen died April 19 at St. Vincent Hospital Hospice in Indianapolis. Cohen, a native of Louisville, Ky., founded the Indianapolis-based weekly newspaper in 1935. He also had a brief professional boxing career under the name… More ▸

  • With Mcgreevey Memoir on Shelves, Alleged Gay Israeli Lover Speaks out

    The boxing match between former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey and his alleged gay Israeli lover has gone another round. Golan Cipel has come out swinging after McGreevey gave his side of their alleged sexual relationship in his new memoir, “The Confession.” “All of the encounters are twisted,” said Cipel, who maintains that he’s not… More ▸

  • Israel Launches Expanded Assault Leading Up to U.n.-backed Cease-fire

    Consider it the storm before the possible calm. Israel launched a massive military sweep of southern Lebanon over the weekend in what appeared to be an 11th-hour assault against the toughest Hezbollah strongholds before a U.N.-brokered cease-fire was due to take effect. At least 24 soldiers were killed Saturday as Israeli tanks and troops reached… More ▸