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Politics

  • 2020 presidential candidate speaks against circumcision

    By jwadmin on March 23, 2019
    (JNS) – Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has taken a stand against circumcision, being the first candidate for the White House to make such a public statement. “It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations,” the 44-year-old entrepreneur told The Daily Beast, adding that it’s a “cultural onus” applied to families. “From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being […]
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  • Israel’s highest court just did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a big favor

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court handed down the final rulings on who could run in the country’s April 9 Knesset elections. The Central Elections Committee set up by the Knesset had previously decided that members of Otzma, whose leaders are disciples of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane could run in spite of accusations […]
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  • DC Report: Most U.S. Jews seem still at home  within the Democratic Party 

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’m old enough to remember way back in 2015 when Donald Trump promised, “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” He did it again last fall before the midterm elections, repeatedly telling campaign rallies, “We’re saving Social Security; the Democrats will destroy Social […]
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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says AIPAC is coming after her. It’s not.

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “It’s official,” says the fund-raising appeal from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the freshman lawmaker who has become the flagbearer for the Democratic Party’s restive progressive wing. “AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida.” Not only is it not official, it’s not true. The release starts by quoting an “AIPAC activist” threatening the political […]
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  • Trump touts new GOP group, ‘Jexodus,’ urging Jews to bolt Democratic Party

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – President Donald Trump promoted on his Twitter feed a group founded by Republicans that hopes to draw young Jews away from the Democratic Party. “‘Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party,”” Trump said Tuesday, March 12, on his morning feed, quoting Elizabeth Pipko, a spokeswoman for “Jexodus,” who appeared the same morning on “Fox and […]
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  • How the former generals of Israel’s Blue and White Party view the Palestinian issues

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – According to polls, the Blue and White Party is the largest in Israel at this time. Three out four of its senior members are former chief of staffs of the Israel Defense Forces. Led by former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, the party’s other senior members include retired lieutenant generals Gabi Ashkenazi and Moshe […]
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  • Deborah Lipstadt quits synagogue after its national affiliate backs Netanyahu’s overture to far-right party

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Deborah Lipstadt, the prominent Holocaust historian, is resigning her membership in her local synagogue because it belongs to a movement that defended an Israeli political deal with the extremist right wing. Lipstadt belonged to Young Israel of Toco Hills in Atlanta, an Orthodox congregation. The broader Young Israel movement, in a recent […]
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  • Jewish things to look for when Mueller wraps up his investigation

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — It looks like Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged improprieties associated with Donald Trump’s presidency and election campaign, is wrapping up his report. Or maybe not. Mueller has over his near-two year run led a leak-free operation, and no one is saying on the record that the report is completed. Not only that, […]
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  • Amid American Jewish criticism over Otzma Yehudit Party, concern arises about language

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    By SEAN SAVAGE and JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – The fallout over the recent merger of Otzma Yehudit with the Jewish Home Party—a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bolster his right-wing coalition ahead of April 9 elections—appears to have exacerbated already strained ties between Israel and several American Jewish organizations. Careless Words? While prominent American Jewish groups, such […]
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  • New U.S. envoy on anti-Semitism: No distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    (JNS) – Elan Carr, the United States’ new envoy to combat anti-Semitism, told American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem that he will work to end the “attempted distinction” between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, while praising U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to combat the “scourge.” “I will work to eradicate the attempted distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. There is no distinction,” he told […]
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