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Friday, March 27, 2020 6:58 pm

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Politics

  • Can Liberals Confront Anti-Semitism?

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    In the 1990s, the great scholar and intellectual Ruth Wisse wrote a book questioning whether the liberal political tradition could withstand new forms of hostility to Israel, Jewish values, and Jewish continuity. The Tikvah Fund has invited her to revisit some of these arguments in a March 31 webcast, delivered via Zoom from Professor Wisse’s home in NYC. As she […]
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  • Jews must speak out against prejudice toward Asian Americans

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    By DYLAN ADELMAN Assistant Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute. NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — In recent weeks, we’ve seen an unprecedented epidemic of the coronavirus spread across the world. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen a spike in anti-Asian violence and prejudice. In the U.S., racist and xenophobic outbursts, assaults and discriminatory practices against Asian Americans have been reported from coast to coast. Chinese restaurants […]
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  • Is Trump opening his Pandora’s Box?

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield You don’t need a degree from Trump University to understand how the president’s campaign to blackmail the Ukrainian government into helping him smear former Vice President Joe Biden directly led to his impeachment. Donald Trump doesn’t get it. Instead, he seems intent on reopening that Pandora’s box. Nepotism On Trial He shouldn’t be surprised to […]
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  • Trump and Netanyahu have handled the coronavirus outbreak in different ways.

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu have much in common when it comes to policy and style. They stand together in recommending tough action to contain Iran, and are comfortable dealing with autocracies (Saudi Arabia) and increasingly nationalist democracies (Hungary, India). Netanyahu has fervently embraced idioms identified with Trump, like “fake news” and “deep state.” […]
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  • Republican Jewish Coalition conference that was to have featured Trump postponed because of virus concerns

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump canceled travel that included an appearance at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual conference, citing the coronavirus threat, and the RJC postponed the event. “Out of an abundance of caution from the Coronavirus outbreak, the president has decided to cancel his upcoming events in Colorado and Nevada,” the White House said in a statement. Trump was […]
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  • DC Report: Israel — has it beome a diminished democracy?

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield A cornerstone of Israel’s support in America stands on the values it shares with this country, starting with its vibrant democracy. Nowhere in the entire Middle East has there been anything like it. The Jewish state was the only place where Arabs could vote in free and fair elections, enjoy freedom of speech and equal […]
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  • Cuomo proposes labeling hate crimes as domestic terrorism, increasing security funding

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2020
    By FAYGIE HOLT (JNS) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced several steps on Thursday aimed at providing safety, security and peace of mind to Jews and other minorities in the state as the number of hate crimes continue to swell nationwide. Under the umbrella of “No Hate in Our State,” the governor proposed legislation that would label hate crimes […]
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  • U.S. White supremacists distributed more propaganda in 2019 but held fewer events

    By jwadmin on March 5, 2020
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY ( JTA) – One flyer reads “Holocaust = fake news.” Another says “America is not for sale.” And another: “Diversity destroys nations.” These are just a few of the 2,713 pieces of propaganda distributed in the United States by white supremacist groups in 2019, according to a recent report published by the Anti-Defamation League. The […]
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  • Palestinian cleric: Hating Jews is an Islamic religious obligation; Abbas is wrong to deny it

    By jwadmin on March 5, 2020
    (MEMRI via JNS) – A Palestinian cleric criticized Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas recently for saying that any Muslim who considers himself an enemy of the Jews is a heretic. In a Friday sermon in Jerusalem that aired on Lebanon’s Hizb ut-Tahrir-affiliated Al-Waqiyah television, Palestinian cleric Yousuf Makharzah said that animosity towards Jews is an Islamic religious duty, and that […]
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  • Forget Super Tuesday. It’s the Day After That Matters.

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2020
    Democrats, it’s Super Wednesday. By Thomas L. Friedman The New York Times News Update: Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday morning that he was quitting the presidential race, and endorsed Joe Biden. I’m writing this column well before Super Tuesday is over, but that’s OK because, in my view, all that matters now is what happens on Super Wednesday. Let me explain. I […]
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