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  • DC Report: What was the imminent threat behind the Soleimani killing?

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Make no mistake. Iranian General Qasem Soleimani deserved his fate. It was long overdue. So why now? It wasn’t really because of any imminent terrorist plot, as Donald Trump initially said. Iran’s top military leader was a commander, not a field operative. Any operation underway would not have been halted if he’d died by drone, […]
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  • Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial begins

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein arrived at a New York court for the start of his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault. Weinstein used a walker due to recent back surgery as he entered the courthouse on Monday morning, Jan. 6, according to reports. Jury selection is scheduled to soon […]
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  • Why the Jersey City official who called local Jews ‘brutes’ after shooting has not resigned

    By jwadmin on January 8, 2020
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – In the days after a local official responded to the Jersey City shooting by calling local Jews “brutes” and expressing sympathy for the shooters, it appeared that pressure was quickly mounting for her to resign. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop called for her to step down. So did New Jersey Gov. Phil […]
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  • Four ways New York is trying to fight anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on January 8, 2020
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After the recent rousing march to protest rising anti-Semitism in New York — where Jews have been shot, stabbed, assaulted and harassed over the past year — two big questions still loom large. What is causing all of this? And what are officials doing about it? The first question is fraught, bedeviling […]
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  • After Monsey, it’s time to say Jewish lives also matter

    By jwadmin on January 2, 2020
    By HEATHER ROBINSON (JNS) – A horrific attack on the Jewish community in Monsey, took place on Saturday, the seventh night of Chanukah, when a machete-wielding assailant entered and began wildly stabbing at  those attending during a crowded holiday celebration in a rabbi’s home. It’s the most recent in a series of attacks on Jews in and around New York […]
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  • Jewish groups and lawmakers laud legacy of John Lewis after pancreatic cancer diagnosis

    By jwadmin on January 2, 2020
    WASHINGTON (JTA)  – The black-Jewish coalition that has fought for civil rights since the 1960s has the city of Atlanta as its nexus. Folks there cite three reasons for this: a substantial African-American population, a relatively large Jewish community and John Lewis. The Jewish Response Lewis, 79, the longtime Democratic congressman from Georgia who announced Sunday, Dec. 29, that he […]
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  • DC Report: Exploiting evil to do good?

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Many of the lights that will be lit on Chanukah in Jewish homes a year from now will be yahrzeit candles. This was a most unhappy Chanukah, marked by almost daily incidents of anti-Semitic violence, most notably in New York City, commonly targeting Orthodox Jews. Self-Serving Bombast Politicians of right and left condemned the attacks. […]
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  • Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism is not perfect, but it’s still good for the Jews

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2019
    By Rabbi ANDREW BAKER WASHINGTON (JTA) – It is unfortunate that proposed legislation that enjoyed broad, bipartisan support fell victim to the hyperpartisan climate of Washington. Now enacted by a presidential executive order, and signed at a White House Chanukah party in the presence of mostly Republican friends and supporters, what had been known as the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act will […]
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  • Survivor dies from injuries after being dropped in transit to White House Chanukah party

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Rosalee Glass, a Holocaust survivor recognized by President Donald Trump recent White House Chanukah party, has died following injuries sustained during travel to Washington, D.C. Glass died in Los Angeles on Dec. 14 of a blood clot to her heart. She was three weeks shy of her 103rd birthday. She was accidentally dropped while […]
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  • Rudy Giuliani says he is ‘more of a Jew’ than Holocaust survivor George Soros

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, told a reporter that he is “more of a Jew” than billionaire Holocaust survivor George Soros. In an interview with New York Magazine, Giuliani also accused Soros of placing four ambassadors in Eastern Europe and bribing FBI agents. “Don’t tell me I’m anti-Semitic if I oppose […]
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