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Politics

  • DC Report: Differences feared; anger and hate seem to be on the upswing

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield “Go back where you came from.” “You’re invaders and don’t belong here.” Sound familiar?  I remember people shouting that at the Jewish refugees who came to my hometown of Cleveland after the war. They were called “the DP’s,” displaced persons, and they dressed differently, spoke differently and looked different. We are hearing it more lately […]
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  • What is causing the spike in anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn?

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Days after a series of attacks against Jews across Brooklyn, the Anti-Defamation League announced that it would double funding for a school program combating hate. But city officials say more than education is needed to stop the rash of attacks, which have spiked across this city in 2019. That’s because the problem […]
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  • Backlash to EU court ruling requiring labeling of products

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2019
    (JNS) – Jewish and pro-Israel groups blasted the ruling by the European Court of Justice requiring products coming from the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights to be labeled as such and not “made in Israel.” The court decided, “Israel is present in the territories concerned as an occupying power and not as a sovereign entity.” The decision stemmed […]
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  • Fear itself isn’t the only thing American Jews have to fear

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2019
    By JONATHAN TOBIN (JNS) – With impeccable timing, a new American Jewish Committee survey came out only days before the one-year anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The memorials for the single bloodiest day in American Jewish history echoed with renewed outrage about that crime and the subsequent shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California. So it was hardly surprising that […]
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  • Anti-Semitism’s resurgence; Does the three headed dragon in the U.S. threaten liberal democracy or just all Jews?

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2019
    By PHOEBE MALTZ BOVY TORONTO (JTA) – There’s a reason our moment demands a book called How To Fight Anti-Semitism, and it’s not just anti-Semitism’s violent global resurgence. American Jews — at least the liberal, pro-Israel majority — are at risk of becoming, as New York Times columnist Bari Weiss puts it, “politically homeless.” Right-wing anti-Semitism is, Weiss grants, the […]
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  • DC Report: Elections: Whose rights are undermined?

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield The real problem with elections in this country is not that so many ineligible people are voting but that so many eligible citizens can’t.  Voter fraud is virtually nonexistent in this country, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan authority on voting rights and practices, and multiple media […]
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  • Jared Kushner appears to back Israeli unity government, says he’s been cleaning up Biden’s Middle East mess

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2019
    By BEN SALES (JTA) — Jared Kushner, the point man on the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan, appeared recently to endorse a unity government between Israel’s two largest parties. In a rare interview Tuesday, Oct. 29, Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law also shot back at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for saying Kushner was ill equipped to be […]
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  • Bernie Sanders: Some U.S. aid money to Israel should go to Gaza

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earned cheers at J Street’s annual conference when he said some of the money Israel receives from the United States for defense assistance should go to humanitarian relief in the Gaza Strip. The liberal Jewish Middle East policy group as one of its conference themes this year wants to […]
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  • Why is Rudy Giuliani close with this Chasidic Ukrainian rabbi?

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    KIEV (JTA) – It was not his desired meeting place, but Rudy Giuliani still looked very comfortable enjoying a cigar in Paris with Moshe Azman, a Chasidic rabbi who is one of several claiming to be the chief rabbi of Ukraine. Later that same day, May 21, Giuliani tweeted out a photograph of the sit-down — puffs of smoke, Fox […]
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  • A cautionary cannabis tale for globe-trotting Israelis

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – After spending six months in jail on the outskirts of Moscow, a young Israeli woman named Naama Issachar was sentenced on Oct. 11 to seven-and-a-half years of imprisonment in Russia. Both the extreme sentence and trumped-up charges of drug-smuggling not only have traumatized the 26-year-old from Rehovot—and inflicted great anguish on her family and friends—but also has […]
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