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Politics

  • It is time to reclaim the Z-word, Zionism!

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    By GIL TROY JERUSALEM (JTA) – All too often, when I ask campus organizations that are pro-Israel and deeply Zionist why they avoid using the “Z-word” in their messaging and literature, I’m told, “Zionism doesn’t poll well.” True, not polling well is one of today’s great sins. But imagine what our world would be like if our ancestors feared the polls. The American Revolution […]
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  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will predict hate speech content within the next decade

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — In congressional testimony, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently predicted that the popular social media application would have the tools to stop hate speech before it spreads within the next decade. Zuckerberg, speaking Tuesday, April 10, to senators concerned in part about Facebook’s susceptibility to foreign powers who would use the service to meddle in American elections, said […]
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  • Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a payment to President Donald Trump’s foundation from a Ukrainian steel magnate who, among other things, has supported the resurgence of the country’s Jewish community. Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is looking into a $150,000 donation made by Viktor Pinchuk to […]
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  • Ronald Lauder disavows anti-Muslim videos of a group he gave $1.1 million

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ronald Lauder, a leading Jewish philanthropist, disavowed the anti-Muslim videos of a beneficiary organization, saying he had contributed because the group opposed the Iran nuclear deal. “Mr. Lauder donated to Secure America Now to support their work in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal,” a spokesman for the World Jewish Congress president said recently in an e-mail to […]
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  • Clarence Thomas’ wife says Jews ‘gave up their firearms to Hitler’

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas shared a recent Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The post was one of several identified by recently The Hill as posted by Virginia Thomas. They registered strong disagreement with gun control while criticizing the survivors […]
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  • DC Report: The truth according to Trump

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield A key to the success of Andy Borowitz’s daily satire for the New Yorker is there’s often more than a grain or three of truth in what he says. That’s the case in a recent one declaring “Video emerges of Trump lying under oath.” The lie, Borowitz said, was the presidential inaugural oath — remember, it’s the […]
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  • U.S. Supreme Court will not hear case on American victims of Palestinian terror

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    Without issuing a comment, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, thereby leaving the lower court ruling standing. By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The United States Supreme Court on Monday, April 2, declined to hear an appeal regarding a lawsuit brought forth by American victims of Palestinian terrorism. The case, Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization, contended that the PLO and Palestinian Authority were […]
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  • Nevada welcomed this Israeli marijuana scientist. U.S. immigration threw him out of the country.

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    By DEBRA NUSSBAUM COHEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It shouldn’t have been complicated. Shimon Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with American companies in states where medical marijuana is legal. He was living in Las Vegas and met an American Jewish woman on JDate. They married last year and together started becoming more […]
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  • Trump’s sexual activities are the least of this country’s worries…

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn about Donald Trump’s sordid sex life. That’s between him and his wife, his girlfriends and their lawyers. What bothers me is that what he was doing to all those women is what he and his administration are doing to the country. Ethical Challenges Illicit and unprotected sex may be […]
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  • Virginia Republicans remove party official who said only Christians should run for office

    By jwadmin on March 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Virginia Republicans have ousted a party leader who said only Christians should run for party positions. Fredy Burgos was voted off the State Central Committee on Monday, March 26, The Hill reported. He had been elected to the post. Top Republicans in the state had called for his removal, noting his history of making controversial comments. “Having […]
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