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  • ‘We stand in solidarity’: Jewish organizations respond to the protests over George Floyd’s death

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    By PHILISSA CRAMER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish groups are expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer who has subsequently been charged with second-degree murder, and solidarity with the sweeping national protests that have followed. Here are excerpts from some of the statements: Truah, a social justice organization of […]
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  • Adi Schwartz: Western Indulgence of Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Claims Obstructs Peace

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    by Gary C. Gambill May 31, 2020 Adi Schwartz, an Israeli journalist and coauthor (with former Israeli Knesset member Einat Wilf) of the new book The War of Return, spoke to participants in a May 4 Middle East Forum webinar (video) about the centrality of the refugee issue in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For many years, Schwartz explained, efforts to broker peace between […]
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  • Palestinian state and track record: impact on US interests

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” May 31, 2020, https://bit.ly/2ZTG08Y The centrality of Track record Western foreign policy and national security establishments – government, media and academia – have been overwhelmingly preoccupied with assessments of future track record of the proposed Palestinian state. They have sidestepped the Palestinian past track record. While a future track record […]
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  • Bipartisan letter calls for removing swastikas, ‘Hitler’ from veterans’ cemeteries

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2020
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and ranking member Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), recently sent a bipartisan request to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie urging that all gravestones inscribed with swastikas and messages honoring Hitler be removed from military cemeteries. U.S. House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. […]
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  • Anti-Semitism — the disease —examined in new PBS documentary

    By jwadmin on May 27, 2020
    By LAURA PAULL (J. The Jewish News of Northern California) – Any person who follows the news knows that anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so has our insight that this is a hatred with many faces, a many-headed monster fed by myths about Jews that will not die. Its more violent manifestations — […]
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  • Saudi writer: We care about national interests, not the Palestinians

    By jwadmin on May 21, 2020
    (MEMRI via JNS) – Saudi writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain said in a May 10, 2020 interview on BBC Arabic TV (U.K.) that the Saudi public is well-informed today and that it no longer cares about the Palestinian cause or about Arab interests. Saying that the Palestinians “have lost,” Al-Ghobain explained that Saudis care about their national, strategic and economic interests, and […]
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  • Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. hit record high in 2019

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2020
    (JNS) – Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States in 2019 were the most in at least four decades, according to a report released on Tuesday, May 12, by the Anti-Defamation League. There were 2,107 reported anti-Semitic acts of assault, vandalism and harassment across the United States, a 12 percent increase from the 1,879 incidents recorded in the previous year, according to […]
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  • DC Report: Trump’s 2020 voter strategy?

    By jwadmin on May 14, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield If you can’t beat ’em, don’t let them vote. President Donald Trump made clear recently that voter suppression may be at the heart of his 2020 strategy. He is worried that by making it easier for Americans to cast their ballots, as with mail-in voting, “you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” […]
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  • Unity? Hah! Presidents conference in left/right fray

    By jwadmin on May 14, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The American Jewish community’s leading lobby coalition elected its next leader on Tuesday, April 28, in a confirmation vote that was anything but routine, having followed a week of tumult over her selection. So instead of beginning her term as board chairwoman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on June […]
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  • Calling Dr. Kronkheit or President Trump for medical advice—not the best idea

    By jwadmin on May 7, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I just got a letter on White House stationery telling me my economic impact payment arrived. I knew that last week. The printed signature looked —appropriately—like the jagged lines on a polygraph test. It was Donald Trump, who just spent millions of taxpayer dollars— how many, we’ll probably never know — to take credit for […]
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