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Politics

  • Julia Salazar wins in N.Y.’s Democratic primary: Other Jewish voting concerns

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Julia Salazar, whose revised claims to Jewish identity raised questions and challenges in the media, won her race for a New York State Senate seat in Thursday, Sept. 13, Democratic primary. The democratic socialist defeated 16-year incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan by 59-41 percent in a local but closely watched contest. Salazar’s biography came under close scrutiny when […]
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  • Trump praises GOP congressman who body slammed Jewish reporter

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump recently praised a Republican congressman from Montana for body slamming a Jewish reporter on the eve of a special election. At a rally in Billings, Montana on Thursday night, Sept. 6, Trump praised Greg Gianforte for physical attacking Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, a London-based newspaper, on the eve of a […]
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  • McCain SOB—not so fast Sen. Schumer!

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’d only been working for Senator Hubert Humphrey a few weeks when his friend and colleague Sen. Richard Russell (D-Ga.) died in January 1971. Russell was a legend in the Senate, known as a master of both Senate rules and national defense issues. He respected for his intellect, integrity and honesty. Alarmed By Russell’s Racism The […]
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  • Trump spokesperson says president seeks a new year of Mideast peace

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    By JASON DOV GREENBLATT WASHINGTON (JTA) – Shalom. Salaam. Peace. In Judaism, the word peace is found in the common greeting Shalom Aleichem. In the Muslim world, As-Salaam-Alaikum, or “peace be with you,” is similarly used. The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and in the machzor (the prayer book for the High Holy Days), the word “Shalom” appears throughout […]
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  • One-stater is about to be elected Is this the future of the Democratic Party?

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic nominee in a surefire congressional district comprising parts of Detroit, believes in a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and says she would vote against military assistance for Israel. Does she represent a trend? Republicans would like you to think so. “This is the Democrat (sic) party,” the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted, attached […]
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  • J.K. Rowling calls out writer over Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism: ‘What other minority would you speak to this way?’

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –J.K. Rowling went head to head with a fellow British writer on Twitter over his criticism of Jewish complaints about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Simon Maginn, who has written five thrillers under his own name and satirical comedies under the name Simon Nolan,in a recent a tweet called Jewish outrage over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s 2013 comments indicating […]
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  • Chuck Schumer wants to name Senate building for John McCain

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has garnered backing from a key GOP senator in his bid to rename a Senate building for John McCain. The building currently is named for Richard Russell, a Georgia Democrat who served from 1933 until 1971 and who was notorious for leading opposition to civil rights reforms advanced by President Lyndon Johnson and […]
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  • Rotten apples don’t fall far from the tree

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    DC Report By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD Donald J. Trump has been called many things — misogynist, white supremacist, racist, Islamophobe, homophobe, xenophobe, nativist, narcissist— but not a truth-teller. He likes to boast about all the jobs he has created, but he seems to overlook the most important: fact checkers. He confessed he uses the term “fake media” not to point out […]
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  • Sen. John McCain’s parting words are a warning about the ‘alt-right

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – John McCain’s farewell message was seven short paragraphs packed with the qualities that made the Arizona Republican stand out among his colleagues in the Senate: a paean to his family and to the state and country he loved, gratitude for the opportunity to serve in its military and in Congress, and acknowledgment of his flaws. […]
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  • Sen John McCain, who made human rights, Israel central to his foreign policy, dies at 81

    By jwadmin on August 27, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sen. John McCain, who made human rights and Israel centerpieces of his advocacy for a robust U.S. influence across the planet, has died. The Arizona Republican died Saturday, Aug. 25, at the family ranch in Sedona, Ariz., one day after declining further treatment for brain cancer. He was 81. “With the Senator when he passed […]
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