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  • Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s VP pick — here’s  a few facts that Jewish voters should know

    By Michael Seinberg on August 13, 2020
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It’s official: Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. The California senator, who made history Tuesday, Aug. 11, as the first black woman to join a major party presidential ticket, is still in her first term. But during several years in public office, the 55-year-old lawmaker’s outspoken opinions on a […]
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  • Trump vows new Iran deal ‘within four weeks’ if re-elected

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    (JNS) – Donald Trump vowed that if re-elected in November, there would be a new deal with Iran “within four weeks.” “When we win, we will have a deal within four weeks,” he said in leaked footage from a fund-raiser on Sunday at the New Jersey home of the late Syrian-Jewish leader Stanley Chera, a real estate developer and friend of the president who […]
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  • Deputy anti-Semitism envoy slams Twitter for double standard on Khamenei and Trump

    By Michael Seinberg on August 7, 2020
    (JNS) – U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim  recently slammed Twitter for censoring Donald Trump, but not Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction, saying that it’s “clear” that all that the social media company cares about is the November presidential elections. In an interview on Fox News on Friday, Cohanim said that […]
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  • At Biden fund-raiser focused on anti-Semitism, Schiff, Rosen and Jason Alexander bash Trump — and get personal

    By Michael Seinberg on August 6, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – A fund-raiser for Joe Biden on Monday night, Aug. 3, was billed as a “Virtual Conversation on Anti-Semitism” with three marquee speakers: Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who is chairperson the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee; Nevada freshman Sen. Jacky Rosen; and Jason Alexander — yes, that Jason Alexander, the one  who […]
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  • Trump to attend private NJ fund-raiser hosted by family of close friend who died of coronavirus

    By Michael Seinberg on August 6, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump will attend a private fund-raiser at the New Jersey home of a close friend who died of the coronavirus in April. Stanley Chera was a longtime leader in New York’s tight-knit Syrian Jewish community. Reports said Trump at one point had advised Chera and his wife, Frieda, to leave their […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: The Libya Chaos: A Middle East Wake-Up Call

    By Michael Seinberg on August 6, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative August 5, 2020, https://bit.ly/3i9VE5O Western misreading yields devastating consequences The Libyan turmoil is, mostly, the outcome of the 2011 reckless toppling of the Qaddafi regime by a US-led NATO offensive.  The offensive was launched despite the fact that the ruthless Qaddafi had become a fervent warrior against Islamic terrorism in […]
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  • Bari Weiss, opinion editor with anti-Semitism focus, resigns from The New York Times

    By Michael Seinberg on August 5, 2020
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Bari Weiss, the Jewish opinion writer and editor who has been a lightning rod for left-wing critics, recently resigned from The New York Times. The author of a much-discussed recent book on anti-Semitism, Weiss announced her resignation in a blistering letter to New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger and posted to her […]
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  • Who would sell Holocaust-themed face masks? This guy.

    By Michael Seinberg on August 5, 2020
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The face masks aren’t subtle: One is emblazoned with the famous photo of a Jewish mother and child, their hands raised, at Nazi gunpoint. Another shows an unmistakable image of a concentration camp crematorium. The product description below the mother-and-child mask reads: “Another bold image that gets the point across without being […]
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  • Alexander Vindman, decries Trump’s ‘efforts to undermine our democracy’

    By Michael Seinberg on August 5, 2020
    BY MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was among the first to raise flags about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate a political rival, embarked on his retirement by comparing the U.S. of today with the communist regime in Ukraine that his family fled four decades ago. “At no point in my […]
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  • Mistake? Georgia senator removes campaign ad showing an enlarged nose of Jewish opponent

    By Michael Seinberg on July 31, 2020
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – The re-election campaign of Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) has removed a digital advertisement featuring a picture of his Jewish Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, with an enlarged nose “even as other parts of his face stayed the same size and proportions,” according to The Forward, which first reported the ad on Monday, July 27. The black-and-white ad solicits donations […]
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