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National

  • Trump pardons Michael Milken, junk bond king of the ’80s

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    By MARC BRODSKY NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Donald Trump, citing the “incredible job” that Michael Milken has done in funding cancer research over the past three decades, has pardoned the 1980s junk bond king. Milken, who also gives to Jewish philanthropic endeavors in health and human services as well as Israeli causes, was among 11 acts of clemency […]
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  • 2 years after the deadly school shooting, Jews in Parkland say they still don’t feel secure

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2020
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN PARKLAND, Fla. (JTA) – It was during Zoey Fox-Snider’s sophomore year that a gunman entered her campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. The 17-year-old remembers the fire alarm going off and rushing toward the exit with her friends, but then being told to go back in. Suddenly she heard gunshots. Fox-Snider ended up taking shelter […]
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  • Alexander Vindman’s synagogue is accepting letters of support following his NSC ouster

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Alexander Vindman’s synagogue in Springfield, Virginia, is accepting letters of support in his behalf. Vindman, the Jewish staffer who was among the first to raise flags about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate a political rival, was removed from his position as an expert on U.S. policy in Ukraine at […]
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  • New ADL study finds 61 percent of Americans believe an anti-Semitic stereotype

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2020
    By AARON BANDLER (Jewish Journal via JNS) – According to a study released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently, 61 percent of Americans believe at least one anti-Semitic stereotype. The survey, conducted from Oct. 12-16, 2019, among 800 American 18 and older, asked respondents if they agreed with 11 statements containing anti-Semitic stereotypes, such as “Jews are more loyal to […]
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  • Is 2020 the year for America’s first Jewish president?

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg have much in common besides running for the Democratic nomination for president: They’re in their upper 70s, had hardscrabble upbringings and have had contentious relations with the party whose endorsement they now seek. And both are seeking the chance to make history as the first-ever Jewish presidential nominee. Sanders, […]
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  • Trump payback begins: Several Jews, others high on the enemy list

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Revenge has been called a dish best served cold, but Donald Trump prefers it red hot and steaming. He didn’t bother waiting for his impeachment trial to end before going after his enemies. He began, of all places, at the National Prayer Breakfast and then expanded in an hour-long pity party at the White House […]
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  • Six Jewish moments during President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union speech

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is now in overdrive, judging by the way he turned much of his State of the Union into a campaign pitch. “We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never going back!” he said on Tuesday night, Feb. 4. In […]
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  • DC Report: Trump’s Cool-Aid soldiers ready to swallow the drink

    By jwadmin on January 22, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas M. Bloomfield Today’s beverage of choice in the Senate Republican cloakroom is Trump Cool-Aid. In Trumptown the faithful are expected to show their loyalty to their cult leader by swallowing his deceitful beverage in its entirety. Even before the impeachment trial of Donald Trump began, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he had no intention […]
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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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