Fracas over at Ms.! Some Jewish feminists are up in arms because the magazine refused to publish a full page ad that featured 3 Israeli women in politics: Tzipi Livni, Israel's foreign minister, Dalia Itzik, the speaker of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), and the president of Israel's supreme court, Dorit Beinisch. The American Jewish Congress called Ms.'s decision "hostile" and "contemptible" and accused the mag of anti-Israeli sentiment. Ms. executive editor Katherine Spillar told UPI, "Our role at Ms. magazine is not to promote countries, it is to report on what's happening to women in different countries." [UPI]

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