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Politics

  • Nations decry U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2019
    Russia, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq criticized the United States for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, following a ceremony attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. The ceremony featured the signing of an official proclamation, and was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike […]
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  • Menendez delivers final remarks at AIPAC closing plenary session

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2019
    WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the concluding remarks at the closing plenary session of the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference. Below are the senator’s remarks as delivered: “Good morning, and thank you AIPAC! As always, I’m thrilled to address this conference – especially the hundreds of New Jerseyans who are here […]
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  • DC Report: After Mueller Report — obstruction or no obstruction —  expect revenge 

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Note to Democrats: Forget Mueller and his report. Here are a dozen or so other investigations going on by several states, federal prosecutors and the Congress, and they’ll have a lot more to say. Meanwhile, let the president take his victory laps, even if he misrepresents Mueller’s finding. Thirty-four people have been indicted by Mueller, including seven Trump […]
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  • 2020 presidential candidate speaks against circumcision

    By jwadmin on March 23, 2019
    (JNS) – Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has taken a stand against circumcision, being the first candidate for the White House to make such a public statement. “It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations,” the 44-year-old entrepreneur told The Daily Beast, adding that it’s a “cultural onus” applied to families. “From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being […]
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  • Israel’s highest court just did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a big favor

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court handed down the final rulings on who could run in the country’s April 9 Knesset elections. The Central Elections Committee set up by the Knesset had previously decided that members of Otzma, whose leaders are disciples of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane could run in spite of accusations […]
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  • DC Report: Most U.S. Jews seem still at home  within the Democratic Party 

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’m old enough to remember way back in 2015 when Donald Trump promised, “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” He did it again last fall before the midterm elections, repeatedly telling campaign rallies, “We’re saving Social Security; the Democrats will destroy Social […]
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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says AIPAC is coming after her. It’s not.

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “It’s official,” says the fund-raising appeal from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the freshman lawmaker who has become the flagbearer for the Democratic Party’s restive progressive wing. “AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida.” Not only is it not official, it’s not true. The release starts by quoting an “AIPAC activist” threatening the political […]
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  • Trump touts new GOP group, ‘Jexodus,’ urging Jews to bolt Democratic Party

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – President Donald Trump promoted on his Twitter feed a group founded by Republicans that hopes to draw young Jews away from the Democratic Party. “‘Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party,”” Trump said Tuesday, March 12, on his morning feed, quoting Elizabeth Pipko, a spokeswoman for “Jexodus,” who appeared the same morning on “Fox and […]
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  • How the former generals of Israel’s Blue and White Party view the Palestinian issues

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – According to polls, the Blue and White Party is the largest in Israel at this time. Three out four of its senior members are former chief of staffs of the Israel Defense Forces. Led by former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, the party’s other senior members include retired lieutenant generals Gabi Ashkenazi and Moshe […]
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  • Deborah Lipstadt quits synagogue after its national affiliate backs Netanyahu’s overture to far-right party

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Deborah Lipstadt, the prominent Holocaust historian, is resigning her membership in her local synagogue because it belongs to a movement that defended an Israeli political deal with the extremist right wing. Lipstadt belonged to Young Israel of Toco Hills in Atlanta, an Orthodox congregation. The broader Young Israel movement, in a recent […]
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