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Politics

  • Netanyahu  turns his back on diaspora Jews; pluralism in Israel takes dive

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Recently, my granddaughter wore a tallit and read from the Torah for her bat mitzvah at Ruach HaMaqom, the oldest synagogue in Vermont. It is in a neighborhood on the Old North End in Burlington that was once known as “Little Jerusalem.” If she tried that at the Western Wall in old Jerusalem she could have […]
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  • Open Door to Moscow? New Facts in the Potential Criminal Case of Trump Campaign Coordination with Russia

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2017
    By Bob Bauer Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM The Trump campaign in 2016 was signaling to Russia that it would be happy to have the Putin regime’s help.  President Trump, as a candidate, famously called for Russia’s assistance. Later, when pressed, he repeatedly refused to clearly acknowledge its interference or condemn it. Now it appears that Trump campaign […]
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  • LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
      By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem. But this year, Grauer was confronted by the LGBT parade’s organizers, questioned about her support for Israel and asked […]
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  • Why this Israeli official can’t remain silent about Linda Sarsour

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By DANI DAYAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Now that the furor over Linda Sarsour’s commencement speech at CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health is over, it is the right time for me to draw some conclusions and express some thoughts surrounding the event. It is not a domestic American issue in which a foreign diplomat is not entitled to intervene; it […]
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  • 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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