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  • From Chanukah  in Saddam Hussein’s palace to prosecuting gangs, Trump’s new anti-Semitism monitor comes with diverse skills

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Elan Carr’s career until now has been equal parts prosecutor, policy wonk, politico and performance artist. That makes him perfect for his new job as the State Department’s special envoy to monitor anti-Semitism, according to people most familiar with his appointment, which was made public on Monday, Feb. 4. Ira Forman, Carr’s predecessor, who has been leading […]
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  • DC Report: Trumpenyahu—do their similarities outweigh their differences?

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have impressed his audience of one at the White House with his recent feisty sparring with the House Judiciary Committee, but his humiliating performance marked a turning point in Donald Trump’s presidency. After two years of obsequious House Republican leaders shunning their constitutional oversight responsibility, it was time to […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, February 15, 2019 – Stock index futures are set to open higher Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 are both adding 0.3% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.3% above fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to open higher as investors assess the latest trade updates. Yesterday, U.S. equities fluctuated as […]
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  • PA minister ignores slaying of Jewish teen; criticizes Israel’s mosque search for murderer

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    By ITAMAR MARCUS and NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) – Three days ago, 19-year-old Israeli Ori Ansbacher was stabbed several times and brutally murdered in Jerusalem. DNA from the scene led Israel to the Palestinian, 29-year-old Arafat Arfiah, who was captured after soldiers entered a mosque and seized footage from its security camera. Priorities Palestinian Authority Minister of […]
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  • Capital Chabad celebrates Tu B’Shevat

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    Capital Chabad celebrated Tu B’Shevat with the New York State Assembly in Albany. Director of Capital Chabad Rabbi Yisroel Rubin gave an invocation based on the holiday themes. Pictured, back row from left, students of B’nos Chai High School: Ita Gordon, Chaya Lazaroff, Sara Rubin Goldie Kochmant, Tani Mahr  Front row,  from left, Mussie Rubin, Esther Wildman, Chaya Rubin, Rivkah Laber, […]
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  • Who is Elliott Abrams and why is Ilhan Omar attacking him?

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Hero or villain? For those watching Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration envoy to the Venezuela crisis, being grilled Wednesday, Feb. 13, by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the answer depended on their politics and their memory. “A leading advocate of human rights and democracy,” conservative writer Max Boot said Wednesday on Twitter. “A confessed liar who […]
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  • Ilhan Omar — and her opponents — are collecting Benjamins off her AIPAC tweet scandal

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – What do Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, the Forward and the ZOA have in common? They’re all using the same controversy to ask for your money. For those who haven’t been on the internet this week, here’s a recap: Omar, a Minnesota Democratic congresswoman, tweeted that politicians were being paid to be pro-Israel. Batya Ungar-Sargon, […]
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  • Two Orthodox organizations compare abortion to murder — and some are angry about it

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When New York state recently liberalized its abortion law, the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention unsurprisingly released statements slamming the action. They were joined by two large Orthodox Jewish religious organizations: the Rabbinical Council of America and Agudath Israel of America. The RCA is the umbrella group for centrist Orthodox rabbis. Agudah […]
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  • Welcome To An A Show: Chris Christie takes a bump; is takedown of Jared Kushner a cheap pop?

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The broad contours of the enmity between Chris Christie, New Jersey’s former Republican governor, and Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, are well known. As a U.S. attorney, Christie in 2005 sent Kushner’s father, Charles, to jail for fraud, tax evasion and witness tampering. In 2016, as his father-in-law’s closest adviser, Kushner put the kibbosh […]
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  • Spain not portrayed accurately

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2019
    Editor: Cnaan Liphshiz’ article in the Jewish World’s Nov. 29, edition, “Is Spain really a haven for people with Jewish roots?” paints a gloomy portrait. Among examples cited is the awful statement that “across northern Spain people toast one another with the phrase ‘kill a Jew.’” Happily, that is not the Spain that I’ve experienced over the last 25 years. […]
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