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News

  • Syria’s alleged crematorium ‘invokes worst nightmares of Nazi atrocities,’ ADL chief says

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The head of the Anti-Defamation League drew parallels between Syria’s alleged use of a crematorium to dispose of bodies to actions committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Jonathan Greenblatt, the group’s national director, also called on the international community, including Russia, to take action to stop the violence perpetuated by the Syrian government under […]
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  • Osama bin Laden’s son calls for attacks on Jewish targets

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A son of Osama bin Laden called on Muslims and followers of al-Qaida to carry out attacks on Jewish targets around the world. In a 10-minute video  recently  released, Hamza bin Laden urged Muslims in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to carry out the attacks where they are. The video includes clips of terrorist […]
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  • The bumpy road to Jerusalem (whose Jerusalem?)

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
      DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield President Donald Trump’s upcoming trip to Israel just took a bad turn that could leave Bibi Netanyahu wishing that Hillary Clinton had won last November. The Israeli prime minister couldn’t contain his delight with the election of a Republican president who had said during his campaign that he would quickly move the U.S. embassy […]
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  • May 21 North Country Federation program to feature talk by Prof. Stephen Berk

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    The 16th annual North Country/Federation Event, featuring Prof. Stephen Berk has been slated by The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York for Sunday, May 21. The program, at 7 p.m., will be held at the Saratoga City Center. Berk’s lecture will be “Putin, Israel, and Foreign Policy in the Time of Trump.” The program will also include a dinner, wine and a dessert […]
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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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  • Rod Rosenstein: 5 things to know about the man who may have helped Comey get fired

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Until this year, Rod Rosenstein was an unassuming U.S. attorney with a reputation for fairness. Now he Is at the center of the controversy over President Donald Trump’s snap firing of James Comey, the FBI director. Rosenstein, 52, whose appointment by Trump as deputy attorney general was confirmed only two weeks ago, […]
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  • 52 congressmen ask government to list Israel as birthplace of Jerusalem natives

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) —Fifty-two U.S. congressmen have signed a letter calling on the Trump administration to allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on official documents. The letter, led by Republican Reps. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Bill Johnson of Ohio, was sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It asks the government to reverse […]
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  • Reform movement, AJWS urge Trump not to pull out of Paris climate change agreement

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Three Jewish groups called on President Donald Trump to keep the United States as a signatory in the United Nations Paris climate change agreement. The Union for Reform Judaism, the American Jewish World Service and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life joined 20 other religious groups in urging Trump to adhere to the […]
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  • Pepe the Frog’s creator kills off cartoon character turned hate meme

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The creator of Pepe the Frog has killed off the online cartoon character, whose image was co-opted by anti-Semites and white nationalists associated with the “alt-right.” A Pepe cartoon released Saturday shows the Matt Furie character in an open casket being mourned by other characters from his “Boys’Club” strip that debuted online in 2005. The first […]
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