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Politics

  • Elizabeth Holtzman quits Homeland Security citing current U.S. refugee policies.

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) –A Jewish former congresswoman cited a 1980 refugee law she helped pass “against the background of the Holocaust” in quitting an advisory council to the Department of Homeland Security, citing President Donald Trump’s refugee policies. Elizabeth Holtzman, a one-time New York Democrat, was among four members of the council who stepped down. “Under your administration and that of […]
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  • Billy Joel says the night he wore a yellow star was one of his most memorable concerts

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Most artists would see playing one concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden as a crowning achievement. Billy Joel has now done it 100 times. Before and after his recent  landmark show at the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” the native Long Islander gave a series of interviews about his legacy. In one with CBS News, […]
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  • The ‘occupation’ and the old-new romance of socialism

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    What does it mean if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really is the future of the Democratic Party? By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS – At only 28 years old and with nothing but an upset primary win in a New York City congressional district on her résumé, being anointed as the “future of the Democratic Party” was quite a burden to place on Alexandria […]
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  • Why Israel wants Trump to get along with Putin

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS – As far as much of the American public is concerned, the timing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t be worse. The indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on Friday renewed the calls for a tougher stance from the administration against Moscow. But with Trump determined to achieve some […]
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  • Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest character is an Israeli gunslinger taking aim at pro-Israel conservatives

    By jwadmin on July 16, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sacha Baron Cohen is back, and he is taking aim at a strain of “pro-Israel” thought that has both delighted and unsettled many American Jews: the unconditional love engendered by the country among deeply conservative Americans. In “Who is America?,” a show that made its debut Sunday night July 15, on Showtime, the British Jewish […]
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  • Protesting protestors, Trump on his make friends, or alienate allies Europe trip

    By jwadmin on July 14, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump will be spending about a week in Europe, where he will do battle with America’s closest allies and embrace his nation’s leading adversary. He Can’t Get No Respect! If there is a symbol of this trip it is a massive orange balloon that will fly over Parliament while Trump is in England. Dubbed […]
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  • How Supreme Court nominee  Kavanaugh could affect issues that matter to Jews

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican establishment favorite who has worked in the George W. Bush administration, has triggered reactions from Jewish groups ranging from furious to relieved. Progressive groups raised flags about the pick, saying Kavanaugh’s record shows he would be a threat to reproductive rights and separation of […]
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  • Why synagogues started putting American flags in the sanctuary

    By jwadmin on July 9, 2018
    By Josefin Dolsten (JTA) — Jewish tourists from North America are likely to notice one big difference when visiting synagogues around the world. Though a plethora of symbols, such as stars of David and menorahs, may be displayed, national flags are rare inside the sanctuary. Meanwhile, in the United States and Canada, an American or Canadian flag (and sometimes both) are […]
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  • Octogenarian rabbi protests for immigrants and their children

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a longtime political activist, was arrested while protesting outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Philadelphia. Waskow, 85, required assistance to stand and walk with his cane after he was handcuffed with a plastic tie on Friday, June 30, by police outside the ICE office in the city. He and […]
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  • Is the GOP Mortgaging the hereafter? Little guys need to prepare for big sacrifices…

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump and the Republicans are finding that last year’s giant, permanent tax cuts for their wealthiest supporters and for corporations may not be their ticket to easy election victory in November. That helps explain the president’s intensified focus on stopping non-white immigration. But he still is claiming bragging rights for the tax bill, but he […]
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