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National

  • Oregon eclipse tourists greeted by anti-Semitic banners on overpass

    By jwadmin on August 21, 2017
    By Jessica Floum, jfloum@oregonian.com The Oregonian/OregonLive A family driving north from California to see Monday’s solar eclipse from Oregon found hatred on the freeway Saturday morning after they entered the northwestern state. Beth and Michael Dershowitz and their kids saw the first banner south of Eugene. It said: “UNJEW HUMANITY.” They felt shaken, Dershowitz wrote in an email. Then they saw three more […]
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  • Self-serving neutrality: Moral vacuum at the White House

    By jwadmin on August 18, 2017
    DC Report By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD Switzerland was arguably Hitler’s most valuable ally. It enthusiastically served the Third Reich with not only its banking system but also precision guidance instruments and other valuable materials and services. When Congress was investigating the role of Swiss bankers and the restitution of assets of Holocaust victims, one Swiss diplomat told American officials and others […]
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  • Conan O’Brien to film TV special in Israel ‘to help Jared Kushner’

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Talk show host Conan O’Brien will film an episode of his “Conan Without Borders” series on TBS in Israel. O’Brien made the announcement in a tweet in which he linked to a news story about President Donald Trump sending his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Israel to help broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. “Breaking: […]
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  • Zionist feminists shunned at SlutWalk Chicago

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –About a dozen Zionist feminist activists participated in SlutWalk Chicago despite opposition to their presence.The new Zioness group had announced that it would join in the annual demonstration Saturday, Aug. 12, against sexual violence to promote the idea that Zionism and progressive values are compatible. SlutWalk Chicago organizers said prior to the march that they did not […]
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  • Reporter experiences one-sided bias and riot in Charlottesville

    By jwadmin on August 13, 2017
    White supremacists meet Aug. 12 to fight removal of Lee statue BY RON KAMPEAS CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (JTA) – The white supremacists, for all their vaunted purpose, appeared to be disoriented. The city of Charlottesville, thanks to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, had allowed them — 500 or so — their rally in Emancipation Park, or as they prefer […]
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  • Trump’s Mideast peace bid seems doomed

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield President Donald Trump will never make the Middle East Peace Deal of the Century that he has been promising for so long. Here’s why he will fail. Trump Has No Serious Plan Promoting himself as the master dealmaker, he boasted he could bring peace to the Middle East, but he never bothered developing a plan. […]
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  • American Jews vs. American Muslims: How do they compare? Pew study offers opp. to review

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) – Since it came out in 2013, the “Pew study”—a landmark survey of American Jewish demographics, beliefs and practices—has been at the center of American Jewish scrutiny and handwringing. Now it’s American Muslims’ turn. The Pew Research Center recently released a survey of American Muslims focusing not only on numbers and their way of […]
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  • Jews once fought — and died —for voting rights. Here’s why some are still at it

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are about the closest American Jews have to secular saints. The two Jewish civil rights workers traveled south for the Freedom Summer campaign of 1964, joining the African-American activist James Chaney in canvassing black churches. All three were kidnapped and murdered by a lynch mob. Forty-three years ago this Friday, Aug. […]
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  • Jewish camp apologizes for flying Palestinian flag

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A Jewish camp in Washington state apologized after flying a Palestinian flag “as a sign of friendship and acceptance” to visiting Palestinian Muslim and Christian students. Camp Solomon Schechter recently hosted members of Kids 4 Peace, a group that includes Christian and Muslim Palestinian children. Mistakes: Spelling and Otherwise? In a letter sent to parents […]
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  • Does Nixon’s story contain a warning for Trump?

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield This summer marks 45 years since night watchman Frank Wills found the latch taped over on a door at the Watergate office complex, a discovery that started a chain of events culminating on Aug. 9, 1974, with the resignation of the president of the United States. Many today find parallels between the disgraced Richard Nixon and […]
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