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News

  • 2020 presidential candidate speaks against circumcision

    By jwadmin on March 23, 2019
    (JNS) – Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has taken a stand against circumcision, being the first candidate for the White House to make such a public statement. “It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations,” the 44-year-old entrepreneur told The Daily Beast, adding that it’s a “cultural onus” applied to families. “From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being […]
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  • Why President Trump’s tweet on The Golan Heights is important

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Donald Trump recently tweeted that the United States should recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” […]
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  • Israel’s highest court just did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a big favor

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court handed down the final rulings on who could run in the country’s April 9 Knesset elections. The Central Elections Committee set up by the Knesset had previously decided that members of Otzma, whose leaders are disciples of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane could run in spite of accusations […]
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  • 2 arrested, gang identified in attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Two suspects have been arrested in Buenos Aires in the attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi. In addition to the arrests on Friday, March 15, Buenos Aires city police have identified the local gang responsible for the home invasion attack three weeks ago that left Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich with serious injuries, including nine broken ribs and a punctured […]
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  • Jewish journalist’s Purim prank about fleeing anti-Semitism shocks Holland

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch were shocked to read a column Tuesday, March 19, by its editor announcing that she is leaving for Israel because of rising anti-Semitism here. “I am leaving for the only country where […]
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  • Michael Twitty to lecture and demonstrate black-Jewish identity cooking at Skidmore

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    Michael W. Twitty, an African American chef, food activist, independent scholar and author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey through the African American Culinary History of the South and a Jewish man, will discuss the ways blacks and Jews have mediated otherness and oppression using what they eat as well as the global stories at presentation on Monday, March 25, […]
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  • DC Report: Most U.S. Jews seem still at home  within the Democratic Party 

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’m old enough to remember way back in 2015 when Donald Trump promised, “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” He did it again last fall before the midterm elections, repeatedly telling campaign rallies, “We’re saving Social Security; the Democrats will destroy Social […]
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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says AIPAC is coming after her. It’s not.

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “It’s official,” says the fund-raising appeal from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the freshman lawmaker who has become the flagbearer for the Democratic Party’s restive progressive wing. “AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida.” Not only is it not official, it’s not true. The release starts by quoting an “AIPAC activist” threatening the political […]
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  • Trump touts new GOP group, ‘Jexodus,’ urging Jews to bolt Democratic Party

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – President Donald Trump promoted on his Twitter feed a group founded by Republicans that hopes to draw young Jews away from the Democratic Party. “‘Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party,”” Trump said Tuesday, March 12, on his morning feed, quoting Elizabeth Pipko, a spokeswoman for “Jexodus,” who appeared the same morning on “Fox and […]
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  • Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals, explained

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to court on corruption charges — he says that he is innocent. Netanyahu has been indicted in three cases pending a court hearing. It’s the first time in Israel’s history that a sitting prime minister faces criminal charges. Oh, and elections are in fewer than […]
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