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Year In Review from page 18

motivated largely by anger over cor-
porate greed and income inequality,
harbors anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist
undertones — charges that are vigor-
ously disputed by Jewish participants
in the protests.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney
marries American Jewish heiress
Nancy Shevell in London, the day
after the couple attend Yom Kippur
services at a British synagogue.
McCartney's former wife, Linda
Eastman, also was Jewish; she died
in 1998.

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September 13 • 2012

French President Nicolas Sarkozy
calls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu a "liar" in a private
exchange with President Obama
during a summit meeting. Obama
responds by saying, "You may be sick
of him, but me, I have to deal with
him every day." Sarkozy subsequently
meets with French Jewish leaders in
an effort to make amends.
Penn State ousts its Jewish presi-
dent, Graham Spanier, following
reports of a child sex scandal involv-
ing Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant
football coach at the university. The
scandal, in which an alleged pattern
of sexual abuse by Sandusky was
brushed under the carpet by univer-
sity officials, also leads to the firing
of the school's iconic football coach
Joe Paterno, who dies shortly after
his ouster.
The ACLU sues a Michigan bus
agency that refuses to post an adver-
tisement calling for a boycott of
Israel.
Israeli President Shimon Peres
meets in Amman with Jordan's King
Abdullah to discuss bilateral issues,
the peace proc8s between Israel and
the Palestinians, and new develop-
ments in the region.
Three cars are set ablaze in a heav-
ily Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn,
and anti-Semitic graffiti is found
painted on nearby sidewalks and
benches. The incident is the first in
a string of anti-Semitic incidents
in New York and New Jersey that
include the firebombing of a rabbi's
home. Two suspects are arrested in
the New Jersey incidents.
Evelyn Lauder, pioneer of the pink
ribbon as a symbol of breast cancer
awareness, dies. Lauder, the wife
of cosmetics heir Leonard Lauder
and mother of Jewish leader Ronald
Lauder, was diagnosed with breast
cancer in 1989 and founded the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
which raised $350 million to fight the
disease.
Veteran Jewish congressman
Barney Frank announces he will not

run for re-election in 2012. Frank,
a Democrat who represented his
Massachusetts district since 1980,
made the decision following a redis-
tricting move that would have sub-
stantially altered the makeup of his
constituency outside Boston.

December

Chasidic reggae star Matisyahu
shaves his signature beard. Matisyahu
announces the new look with a pic-
ture posted to his Twitter feed and
explains that he was "reclaiming
himself."
Christopher Hitchens, the icono-
clastic author, journalist and promi-
nent atheist, dies after a lengthy
battle with cancer. Hitchens discov-
ered as an adult that his maternal
grandmother was Jewish.
Thousands rally in the Israeli city
of Beit Shemesh following a report
that 8-year-old Na'ama Margolis was
spat on by haredi Orthodox extrem-
ists on her way to school for suppos-
edly wearing immodest dress. The
incident sets off a broad campaign to
rein in religious extremism in Israel.
Haredi rioters remove signs calling
for the separation of sexes on city
streets and clash with police.
Israel releases 550 Palestinians
prisoners in the second stage of the
prisoner swap for captured soldier
Gilad Shalit.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu pulls an Israeli ad cam-
paign to lure home expatriates in the
United States that angered American
Jews.

January 2012
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert pleads not guilty to corrup-
tion charges after being indicted
for allegedly accepting hundreds of
thousands of dollars in bribes dur-
ing the construction of the Holyland
apartment project when he was
mayor of Jerusalem and later Israel's
trade minister. In July, following his
acquittal, he says he will not return
to politics.
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson
announces that he is donating $5
million to a Super PAC supporting
the Republican candidacy of Newt
Gingrich for president. The gift is the
first of several multimillion-dollar
donations announced by Adelson
and his wife, Miriam, to support
Gingrich, who will ultimately with-
draw from the race in May. Adelson,
saying he will donate "whatever it
takes" to defeat President Obama,
later gives $10 million to a political
action committee backing Republican

Year In Review on page 22

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