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Politics

  • How should Jewish leaders confront challenge of BDS groups within their communities?

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The recent decision by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to pass a resolution declaring that any member organization supporting the BDS movement could be expelled from the council has generated a wider discussion among Jewish leaders as to where to draw red lines when it comes to Israel. The resolution—adopted overwhelmingly by a vote of 62-13 […]
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  • New group of Democrats aims to counter perceived anti-Israel trend in party

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    (JNS) – Amid the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the Democratic Party, a new group has launched to counter that narrative that will be led by prominent party members. “The Democratic Party has a long and strong track record of support for Israel,” said Democratic Majority for Israel CEO and president Mark Mellman, a longtime Democratic strategist. “Our mission at Democratic Majority for Israel is to […]
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  • Jews of color on what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to them in 2019

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN, BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –For many Jewish organizations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to talk about the current state of black-Jewish relations. There’s a lot to talk about this year, from the controversy over ties between Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory and Louis Farrakhan, to common cause over the rise of white […]
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  • Just what does she believe in?  Fickle Gillibrand flip-flops on various issues

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Watching the junior senator from New York go from being a conservative Blue Dog Democrat in the House to outspoken progressive senator and now presidential candidate reminds me of Groucho Marx’s statement, “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them, well I have others.” Evolution Or Opportunism? When she was appointed to the […]
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  • On day of Women’s March, Linda Sarsour rejects Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism and defends BDS

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Linda Sarsour defended the legality of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel during her speech on stage in Washington D.C. at the third Women’s March. Her critique of anti-BDS laws came hours after rejecting the anti-Semitic statements of Louis Farrakhan. Sarsour, a leader of the Women’s March movement, called herself […]
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  • Ilhan Omar now says her 2012 tweet about Israel hypnotizing the world was ‘offensive and unfortunate’

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term was “unfortunate and offensive.” Omar, D-Minn., responding Tuesday, Jan. 19, on Twitter to a New York Times op-ed by Bari Weiss, said she had devoted too much time over the years to contextualizing the tweet, which […]
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  • Mixed reactions after prosecution efforts at UCLA and UCI: Will disrupters be charged?

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2019
    Analysis By EDWIN BLACK Organized disruptors—both students and non-students—who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles in May 2018, might not be prosecuted, according to information from LA City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office. Instead, they will be called to a confidential but mandatory proceeding called a “City Attorney Hearing,” an alternative to prosecution, which can be […]
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  • Trump signs anti-genocide act, anti-Semitism resolution into law

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JNS) – Donald Trump on Monday. Jan. 14, signed new bipartisan legislation committing the United States to preventing genocide, named in honor of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, introduced by Congressman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) makes […]
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  • Secretary Pompeo 2019 vs. President Obama 2009

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 16, 2019, https://bit.ly/2AOjVey The January 10, 2019 Cairo, Egypt speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – which was cleared by the White House – was a course-setting presentation of the US role in the Middle East. Pompeo’s ideological and operational speech was aimed at bolstering the US’ posture […]
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  • Who was the one House rep to vote against a federal anti-Semitism monitor? A libertarian Palestinian American.

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who is trying to push through a bill that would enhance the role of the anti-Semitism monitor, put out a news release minutes after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives and noted it was approved “overwhelmingly.” Legislators love to describe support for their bills as “overwhelming,” but the […]
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