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Politics

  • 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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  • Israeli government approves immigration of 400 Falash Mura

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    By DOV LIPMAN (JNS) – The Israeli government’s recent approval of a plan to allow nearly 400 Ethiopian Jews from the Falash Mura sect to immigrate to Israel has touched off political controversy in the country. Not Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the move, which aims to reunite the Falash Mura with family members already living in Israel, was […]
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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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  • 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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  • ‘I think it’s Israel’: How Orthodox Jews became Republicans

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2020
    By BEN SALES, LAURA E. ADKINS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Like most of his Orthodox friends, Richard Goldberg was raised a Democrat. But by 2000, Goldberg had affixed a Republican congressional campaign bumper sticker to the maroon Lincoln Town Car he drove to his Orthodox Jewish high school in Chicago. Spurred by concerns about President Bill Clinton’s Israeli-Palestinian peace […]
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  • Did the Palestinians just suffer a major setback at the United Nations?

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2020
    By SHIRYN GHERMEZIAN (JNS) – The announcement on Monday, Feb. 10, that the Palestinians are pulling their resolution at the U.N. Security Council condemning the Trump administration’s recent Middle East peace plan appears to be a major defeat for the Palestinians, who rejected the plan before it was even presented. Victory For Trump “This was not so much a victory […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Beware of a Palestinian state – the Kuwait lesson

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” February 13, 2020, https://bit.ly/2SqtEkB The Palestinian track record In the Arab Middle East, unlike Western democracies, historical memory is very long. Nothing is forgotten, nothing is forgiven. Therefore, Arabs are aware of the direct correlation between the scope of Palestinian freedom of action in Arab countries, on the one hand, […]
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  • The left is to blame for anti-Semitic violence

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2020
    By AMEER BENNO Recently, in the wake of the attacks on Jews in Jersey City and Monsey, I joined 25,000 other people to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to denounce anti-Semitism. Pointing The Finger The march culminated in a rally where various Democratic elected officials spoke, each of whom has accused Donald Trump for the recent uptick in anti-Semitic violence. […]
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