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Bob Filner Resigns; Swiss Poll on Jewish Power

Plus Israel strikes back at Lebanon, and more in the news

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Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego speaks at a press conference announcing his intention to seek professional help for sexual harassent issues July 26, 2013 in San Diego, California.(Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

• San Diego mayor Bob Filner resigned following a sexual harassment suit brought against him by his former press secretary, after which 17 other women came forward with similar claims. [Reuters]

• Tablet contributor Jamie Kirchick explains his decision to ambush Russian news channel RT to lambast Russia’s anti-gay legislation. [Washington Post]

• A new Swiss poll, conducted for an unnamed Canadian company, asks questions like, “Do you find Jews are omnipresent in key positions in the finance industry?” Yikes. [Times of Israel]

• IDF officials report a “successful hit” in Naameh, Lebanon, which they bombed in response to the rockets fired yesterday from Lebanon. [NYT]

• In Holland, a natural science museum will be restored to its previous function as a synagogue, thanks to a $750,000 pledge from the city. [JTA]

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Bob Filner Resigns; Swiss Poll on Jewish Power

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