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SWU denounces efforts to paint Zionism as fascism

26 September 2017

LOS ANGELES (Press Release) — In just the first few weeks of the new academic year, a pattern has emerged indicating a new malicious strategy by anti-Israel activists to paint Zionism, the liberation movement of the historically oppressed Jewish people, as being the equivalent of “White Supremacism” and “Fascism.” Specifically, this campaign has been seen [...]

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U.N. spells out its thank you to New York

26 September 2017

By David Anderson   NEW YORK — “Thank You NY” the United Nations building administration spelled out in lit-up windows of their beautiful 39 story headquarters years ago after their annual meeting of global big shots here. It is happening now again with the annual General Assembly in town.   Every year it’s a strange time. The [...]

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Susan Collins to vote No on Graham-Cassidy health bill

25 September 2017

Sen. Susan M. Collins said Monday that she will vote against the latest Obamacare repeal effort, dealing what appears to be a fatal blow to Republican leaders’ last-ditch attempt to rewrite the bill and sway holdouts. Ms. Collins, who also helped sink repeal efforts in July, joined Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and John [...]

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Disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner Jailed for Sexting

25 September 2017

Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner bawled in court Monday as he received a 21-month prison sentence for sexting a 15-year-old girl — an online relationship that contributed to the demise of his marriage and his hopes for a political comeback. Weiner, a former New York representative who was forced to resign in an earlier sexting scandal, [...]

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Supreme Court puts off a decision on Trump’s travel ban

25 September 2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has postponed a decision on the legality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, announcing Monday it will not hear arguments on the issue Oct. 10 as planned. The justices were set to hear an appeal from Trump’s lawyers who had urged the high court to reject a series of rulings [...]

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Voicemails from nursing home where 11 died were deleted by governor’s office

25 September 2017

MIAMI — Voicemails left on Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cellphone by employees of the Hollywood, Fla., nursing home where 11 died in the post-Hurricane Irma heat have been deleted, according to the governor’s office. Scott gave out his number to nursing homes and assisted living facilities ahead of the hurricane so administrators could report concerns, [...]

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North Korea says Trump has declared war

25 September 2017

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly [...]

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Hundreds rally for recognition of alleged Yemenite children kidnappings

25 September 2017

Several hundred protesters gathered in Tel Aviv on Monday to call for government recognition of the alleged mass kidnappings in the so-called missing Yemenite children affair nearly 70 years ago, in a demonstration attended by several Knesset members. Demonstrators blocked traffic on Kaplan Street in the city, brandishing signs with photos and names of missing [...]

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Netanyahu orders ministers to keep mum on Kurdish referendum

25 September 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly instructed ministers in his government to avoid speaking out about the Kurdish independence referendum that took place Monday in the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. The Prime Minister’s Office and Foreign Ministry would not confirm or comment on the purported gag order, but top officials, speaking anonymously, acknowledged [...]

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Israel builds settlements ‘at high rate’: UN

25 September 2017

Israel continues to build settlements “at a high rate,” the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts. Reporting to the council, envoy Nickolay Mladenov accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government of using provocative rhetoric to shore up the drive [...]

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‘Nazis out!’: Hundreds protest against AfD party across Germany after election

25 September 2017

BERLIN, Germany — Hundreds of protesters gathered in Berlin and other cities in Germany to protest the surge of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which captured around 13 percent of the vote in the German elections Sunday, catapulting it to become the country’s third biggest political force. The vote yielded a fourth term [...]

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‘Free Palestine? Why not Balochistan?’

25 September 2017

[youtube:2033213] Tommy Robinson, a prominent British nationalist activist, wants to know why the United Nations focuses solely on the Palestinians despite their history of terrorism while ignoring other oppressed minorities in the world, such as Balochistan, which has been occupied by Pakistan since 1947. Wearing a ‘Free Balochistan’ T-shirt, the English Defense League founder describes [...]

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Feminist group wants Western Wall rabbi stripped of his immunity

25 September 2017

A Jewish feminist group has raised the stakes in the battle over non-traditional prayer at the Western Wall Plaza, petitioning the Jerusalem Magistrates Court to strip Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall, of his immunity in order to permit legal action against him. According to the Behadrei Haredim news site, the Center [...]

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Ex-CIA agent resigns from fund after sharing article blaming Jews for US wars

25 September 2017

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA agent and author, announced that she was resigning as board member of a prominent American foundation, after she came under fire for tweeting a link last week to an article that argued that American Jews were a driving force behind US wars. Wilson had initially defended the piece, urging [...]

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