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Politics

  • Trump’s pullout from climate accords causes dismay for many Jewish groups

    By jwadmin on June 2, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — President Donald Trump on Thursday, June 1, said that he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, earning statements of dismay from critics, including several Jewish groups who regard the pullout as a diplomatic and environmental disaster. Speaking at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, […]
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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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  • Helicopters, tanks, ships: Trump wants to sell lots of weapons to Saudi Arabia

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    Why is Israel (and its friends) keeping quiet? By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying “This country is being held hostage to the whims of the Saudis.” At issue was the sale to Saudi Arabia of AWACS, aircraft with radar-enabled surveillance capabilities that at the […]
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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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  • 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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  • Emmanuel Macron wins French election, but Marine Le Pen wins legitimacy

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker and political centrist, handily defeated the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election. Exit polls showed Macron winning  vote by a margin of 65 percent to 34 percent. Although her bid to lead the country failed, Le Pen’s divisive campaign against Macron achieved some of the goals that her supporters […]
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  • Bernie Sanders just defended Israel on Al Jazeera. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – In an appearance on Al Jazeera, Bernie Sanders defended Israel’s right to exist, rejected Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a tactic and assailed the United Nations for singling out the country for condemnation. Speaks His Truth The Vermont senator’s interview Wednesday, May 3, on the Qatar-based network, known for its often hypercritical coverage of […]
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