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Politics

  • Judah Maccabee went to the doctor. Then the anti-Vaxxers got very mad.

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By VICTOR WISHNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews. “This book is […]
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  • Why some Jewish groups aren’t thrilled about the upcoming tax overhaul

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Staring at a massive defeat, Jewish groups dealing with social safety net issues are looking at the tax plan about to reach its final stages in Congress and hoping they can snatch a few small victories. The hope is that lawmakers in reconciling the bills preserve a number of elements of the Senate bill, particularly […]
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  • Jerusalem announcement: The only change will be blood spilled on both sides.

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield When I opened the Washington Post the other morning, the headline on page one told me that Israeli soldiers had been shooting those peaceful demonstrators in Gaza who were unhappy with Donald Trump’s Jerusalem announcement. What Really Happened I had to dig down into the story to find out what really happened.  Two Hamas militants […]
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  • Al Franken’s resignation pains his Jewish fans in Minnesota

    By jwadmin on December 9, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It’s a shame Al Franken has to go, Minnesota Jews say. But he has to go. That’s the feeling Minnesota Jewish leaders expressed a day after the Democratic senator announced he would resign his seat in the coming weeks following a string of sexual harassment allegations against him. Eight women have accused Franken […]
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  • Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is a big deal—but won’t actually change much

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – In announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump spoke loud and clear—except when he didn’t. That’s not to say that Israel and many of its supporters weren’t thrilled with what many called the “long overdue” acknowledgement by the United States that Israel gets to say where its own capital is. But Trump […]
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  • DC Report: Trump’s Jerusalem gambit — is there an advantage expected?

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Is Donald Trump setting up the Palestinians to take the fall when he fails to deliver the “deal of the century” for peace between them and Israel? Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel without acknowledging the city’s eastern sector as the future capital of a Palestinian state is a strong indicator. And a slap […]
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  • Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is ‘naked aggression,’ Islamic nations warn Trump

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be an act of “naked aggression” that would cause the United States to lose “its mediating role” in the Middle East, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said. The statement by the group, representing 57 countries, came as President Donald Trump delayed a waiver on moving the U.S. Embassy […]
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  • DC Report: The blame game: Waiting for peace

    By jwadmin on November 28, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield There are at least three reasons the Trump Middle East Peace Plan—no matter its merits — will fail:  President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas. They’re all talk and no walk. Trump is looking for a chest thumping achievement; substance is secondary. He has a notoriously short attention span, an aversion to […]
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  • What in heaven’s name can the backing of pedophile candidates by the right mean?

    By jwadmin on November 22, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield What were they thinking?  No, not Roy Moore when he groped underage girls half his age, and not Donald Trump when he boasted of his adulterous affairs, groin grabbing and sexual prowess. You don’t need a degree in psychiatry to know what those two accused sexual predators may have had on their minds. Whose “Family Values”? […]
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  • DC Report: Let us elect our own president! Is it time for a new Constitutional Amendment?

    By jwadmin on November 13, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield If it were up to the American people, Donald Trump would be the losing candidate standing outside screaming, “rigged election” and bellowing his familiar angry attacks and name calling at President Hillary Clinton. Majority Doesn’t Rule! A year ago this week, Trump lost by the largest popular vote margin in history, but he won the […]
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