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Politics

  • Who’s running in Israel’s September elections?

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s upcoming elections in September — just five months after the last ones in April — are essentially a do-over. In the April election, the right wing won a majority. But because Israel has a parliamentary system, a bunch of small right-wing parties had to agree to join a governing coalition. They were too divided […]
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  • Paul Findley, ‘Arafat’s best friend’ dies

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Former Republican Congressman Paul Findley, who died recently at 98, blamed his 1982 defeat on AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby giant. That is understandable since so many in the pro-Israel community tried to take credit, but as so often happens, his career really succumbed to self-inflicted wounds. The veteran Republican congressman lost his bid for a […]
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  • Kelly Craft confirmed as Haley’s replacement as UN ambassador

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft was confirmed on Wednesday, July 31, by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The final tally was 56-34. Craft, 57, will replace Nikki Haley, who was highly acclaimed by many, especially those in the pro-Israel community. To Fight Anti-Israel Bias At her confirmation hearing, […]
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  • 40 Jews arrested in New York City protesting Amazon’s ties with ICE

    By jwadmin on August 13, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–Forty Jews were arrested at a New York City protest against Amazon’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Sunday, Aug. 11, protest was one of more than 50 similar Jewish demonstrations that were held across the country to mark Tisha B’Av, the traditional Jewish day of mourning, in opposition to U.S. immigration policy. […]
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  • Jews helped inspire America’s refugee program. Stephen Miller might end it.

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In July 1939, eight months after Kristallnacht and seven weeks before Hitler would invade Poland, Congress killed a bill that would have allowed 20,000 Jewish refugee children into the United States. Opponents of the bill, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, said America should help its own poor people before foreigners, and […]
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  • Trump cries presidential harassment and ramps up attacks on critics

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas  Bloomfield Donald Trump knows a thing or two about presidential harassment. He has been doing it to others for years, usually by spreading smears and lies about five of his predecessors as well as assorted foreign presidents, prime ministers, mayors and even the pope. Like the bully on the playground, he can dish it out but […]
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  • Power struggles over ‘day after Abbas’ rage largely under the surface, for now

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – In the West Bank, a number of factions, militias and armed terror organizations have been thinking for a while now about the day after the leadership of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas comes to an end. Competition as to who will fill in the power vacuum that will be left behind has ignited a power […]
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  • DC Report: Does Israel need a defense treaty with U.S.?

    By jwadmin on July 24, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield During a recent visit to Israel and in a meeting with Jewish Republicans, Sen. Lindsey Graham brought up the idea of a mutual defense treaty between Israel and the United States. Graham, one of Israel’s strongest Senate supporters, said it would leave potential adversaries with no doubts about America’s commitment to the security of the […]
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  • DC Report: Is McConnell a roadblock to democracy?

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield In the first Democratic presidential debate, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked the 10 candidates to name the biggest “geopolitical threat to the United States.” Only Washington Gov. Jay Inslee got it right. “The biggest threat is Donald Trump.  No question about it,” he said. Todd should have asked them to identify the greatest threat to American democracy. […]
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  • P.A. is looking to mend relations with U.S.

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2019
    By DANIEL SIRYOTI (Israel Hayom via JNS)  – A senior official in Ramallah revealed to Israeli daily Israel Hayom on Monday,July 8, that the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and Washington have been exchanging messages in an effort to smooth things over and end the P.A. boycott against the U.S. administration. According to the official, a senior delegation led by the head […]
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