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August 13, 2004
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New Jersey’s governor resigned amid reports of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by an Israeli man who served as liaison to the Jewish community. James McGreevey announced Thursday that he was resigning after admitting that he was gay and had had an affair with a man. According to ABC News, that man is Golan Cipel, an Israeli who served as the governor’s homeland security adviser and later as liaison to the Jewish community. The two met in Israel in 2000 when McGreevey traveled with several New Jersey Jewish federations, sources told JTA. Cipel’s appointment was controversial because he was not an American citizen, and some federal agencies refused to speak to him.

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