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National

  • 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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  • Trump’s CNN wrestling video traced to online anti-Semite, ADL says

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The anonymous Reddit user who is claiming responsibility for the altered video depicting Donald Trump body slamming someone with CNN superimposed over his head has a history of racism, anti-Semitism and incitement to violence, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a one-sentence e-mail to a JTA request for a response […]
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  • J Street meets with U.S. ambassador to Israel

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The leadership of J Street, the liberal American Jewish Middle East policy group,  recently met with David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel who before his nomination had derided the group as worse than Nazi collaborators. “We appreciate the willingness of Ambassador Friedman to meet members of Congress under the auspices of J Street,” said […]
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  • LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
      By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem. But this year, Grauer was confronted by the LGBT parade’s organizers, questioned about her support for Israel and asked […]
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  • Mr. President, please keep on tweeting!

    By jwadmin on June 21, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’m not one of those who deplore the president’s affinity for Twitter. I find it can be good for the country. Sometimes. He has repeatedly warned us not to trust what his spokespersons and others say on his behalf because he is thinking too quickly for them to keep up. He has a penchant for […]
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  • Ivanka Trump decries ‘viciousness’ of Washington D.C.

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ivanka Trump said she did not expect the level of “viciousness” her father’s presidency would bring her, but also felt “blessed” by moments, including a private visit to the Western Wall. ”There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting, I was not expecting the intensity of this experience,” she said Monday morning on “Fox […]
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  • Exposing election fraud or creating a cover to supress votes?

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield  “I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how: but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.” Joseph Stalin Donald Trump’s latest assault on the Constitution is masquerading under the misnomer “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.” Its real purpose is quite the opposite. That is obvious in whom […]
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  • Trump’s Hebrew translator says the president’s words speak for themselves

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    By ROB GLOSTER SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) A San Francisco teacher hired to translate into Hebrew President Trump’s “not very eloquent” (as she puts it) speeches recently in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem said she isn’t proud to be working for this administration and promised “my students get preference, especially over this particular president.” Merav […]
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  • How the Six-Day War changed American Jews

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers—fearful that the Jewish people would face extinction for the second time in 25 years. “One of the people said, ‘They’re going to wipe out […]
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  • 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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