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National

  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here’s why you didn’t know that.

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
      By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month. Yet Jewish American Heritage Month, or JAHM, hardly seems a priority — not in the government, not in the media, […]
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  • Trump’s draconian budget could decimate vital programs of vulnerable

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas M. Bloomfield While Donald Trump was dancing and swinging swords with his fellow billionaires in Saudi Arabia, his budget director and minions were back in Washington slashing the social safety net of millions of poor, elderly, disabled, hungry and disadvantaged Americans. It is no coincidence that his draconian budget was released while Trump was gobbling up the […]
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  • Who gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat?

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Which Orthodox rabbi gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat? We don’t know who it was, but we know who it wasn’t. It wasn’t Haskel Lookstein, who oversaw the first daughter’s conversion to Judaism. It wasn’t Marvin Hier, who gave the invocation at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It wasn’t Levi […]
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  • What Trump told the Russians, and why allies like Israel are worried

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – As of Tuesday morning, May 16, thanks to the unfiltered confessional that is Twitter, we now know this: President Donald Trump shared information with Russia about “terrorism and flight safety,” as he put it. Trump was responding, after about 12 hours, to a Washington Post report that he shared highly classified information with the Russian […]
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  • Is Netanyahu stocking up on Xanax? Trump to visit in two weeks…

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield There is no imminent danger of peace breaking out between Israel and the Palestinians in this decade or well into the next, so why is Benjamin Netanyahu in a state of near panic? Beneath his public expressions of happiness that Donald Trump is coming to Israel in two weeks, the risk-averse Israeli prime minister is […]
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  • Trump vows to combat Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) –President Donald Trump has pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism, and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust remembrance. “Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil,” he said Tuesday, April 24, at the annual ceremony organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in the Capitol Rotunda. “And […]
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  • Newspaper’s ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ motto irritates Trump: Is democracy alive and kicking?

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield With little fanfare, the Washington Post recently added a motto to the top of page one just below its name:  “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” It had been in the works since early last year, but newly inaugurated President Donald Trump took it as a personal insult, as did many of his supporters, according to published […]
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  • Trump bombs

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield “Where were you when I needed you?” That thought probably crossed Benjamin Netanyahu’s mind recently when he heard that Donald Trump had ordered cruise missile strikes on the Shayrt air field from which the Syrian dictator launched nerve gas attacks on his own people. The Israeli prime minister had to be thinking back to 2014 […]
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  • Don Rickles, Comedy’s Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90

    By jwadmin on April 7, 2017
    By Peter Keepnews and Richard Severo The New York Times Don Rickles, the acidic stand-up comic who became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90. The cause was kidney failure, said a spokesman, Paul Shefrin. For more than half a century, on nightclub stages, in concert […]
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  • Not everyone got the memo—three times AIPAC speakers weren’t so bipartisan this year

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Many voices, one mission.” If AIPAC’s 2017 annual policy conference slogan, popping up on the conference app on activists’ smartphones, isn’t clear enough, the morning pick-me-up video it runs before conference business begins is pretty straightforward. In the video, activists are gravitating through sunny streets here toward the convention center, and titles float above them: Democrat, […]
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