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Politics

  • Jewish things to look for when Mueller wraps up his investigation

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — It looks like Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged improprieties associated with Donald Trump’s presidency and election campaign, is wrapping up his report. Or maybe not. Mueller has over his near-two year run led a leak-free operation, and no one is saying on the record that the report is completed. Not only that, […]
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  • Amid American Jewish criticism over Otzma Yehudit Party, concern arises about language

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    By SEAN SAVAGE and JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – The fallout over the recent merger of Otzma Yehudit with the Jewish Home Party—a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bolster his right-wing coalition ahead of April 9 elections—appears to have exacerbated already strained ties between Israel and several American Jewish organizations. Careless Words? While prominent American Jewish groups, such […]
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  • New U.S. envoy on anti-Semitism: No distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    (JNS) – Elan Carr, the United States’ new envoy to combat anti-Semitism, told American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem that he will work to end the “attempted distinction” between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, while praising U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to combat the “scourge.” “I will work to eradicate the attempted distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. There is no distinction,” he told […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: US peace initiative – a reality test

    By jwadmin on February 25, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought:  a US-Israel initiative” February 25, 2019, https://bit.ly/2GMh4HR A successful pursuit of peace is preconditioned upon the predominance of reality over well-intentioned eagerness to produce peace. The latter is frequently tainted by oversimplification, short-term considerations and wishful-thinking. The enhancement of US national security interests behooves the architects of US peace initiatives to recognize the inherent […]
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  • French Jewish philosopher target of anti-Semitic vitriol by ‘yellow-vests’ protesters

    By jwadmin on February 22, 2019
    (JNS) – Protesters from the “yellow-vests” movement who have been demonstrating over recent months against Macron’s government yelled anti-Semitic profanities recenly at liberal Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, who was targeted with labels such as “dirty Zionist s***,” “Dirty Jew,” “fascist,” “Palestine,” in addition to being told, “You’re a hater, you’re going to die, you’re going to hell,” “Go home to Israel” and “Tel Aviv, back […]
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  • Farrakhan accuses ‘wicked Jews’ of using him to ‘break up the women’s movement’

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan blamed “the wicked Jews” for the crisis over anti-Semitism and the Women’s March. “The most beautiful sight that I could lay eyes on [was] when I saw, the day after Trump was elected, women from all over the world were standing in solidarity, and a black woman is […]
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  • Ilhan Omar apologizes to Jewish groups for hurt caused by AIPAC tweet

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — In a brief confidential conference call with Jewish organizations, Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized for any hurt caused by her tweets suggesting that AIPAC pays politicians to support Israel. “Let me reiterate my sincere apology for any actual hurt my words have caused,” Omar, a freshman Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, said on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19, […]
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  • Bernie Sanders pushed the Democrats on Israel in 2016. Has he become the party’s mainstream?

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – This may be hard to remember, but three years ago it was a big deal when Bernie Sanders criticized Israel in public. During a debate in New York City with Hillary Clinton, Sanders generated headlines when he said the United States should care about Palestinian rights. Sometimes, he added, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: US-Israel relations – an American perspective

    By jwadmin on February 18, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” February 1, 2019, https://bit.ly/2SknjYD A realistic evaluation of the key elements which have shaped US-Israel relations, should not focus on the relatively secondary role – regionally and globally – played by the Arab- Israeli conflict, the Palestinian issue and domestic US politics. The substantial amplification of the mutually-beneficial US-Israel cooperation – […]
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  • From Chanukah  in Saddam Hussein’s palace to prosecuting gangs, Trump’s new anti-Semitism monitor comes with diverse skills

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Elan Carr’s career until now has been equal parts prosecutor, policy wonk, politico and performance artist. That makes him perfect for his new job as the State Department’s special envoy to monitor anti-Semitism, according to people most familiar with his appointment, which was made public on Monday, Feb. 4. Ira Forman, Carr’s predecessor, who has been leading […]
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