Sanders aides pledge to push Democratic party away from Israel

While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now all but assured the Democratic nomination this summer, her rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says the political revolution is far from over. As some Democratic officials fear, Sanders” claim may be more than an idle threat to the party establishment. Because of his performance in the […]

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Empire State Building to go blue and white for Israel

The Empire State Building will turn blue and white in honor of the Jewish state on Sunday, June 5, putting on a dazzling light display in time for the 2016 Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City. Tens of thousands of marchers, marching bands, floats, and hundreds of thousands of onlookers are to take part […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 26, 2016

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─ Now that Donald Trump has enough delegates to win the Republican nomination for president, I have translated some of his statements so voters clearly understand him. *                                               […]

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U.S.: Lieberman Appointment ‘Raises Serious Questions’

The U.S. has expressed its concern about the Israeli government’s swing to the far-right after the appointment of ultra-nationalist former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman as the ruling coalition’s new defense minister. “This raises legitimate questions about the direction it may be heading in and what kind of policies it may adopt,” U.S. State Department spokesman […]

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‘Hijab Day’ at this US school was canceled, but it got people talking

Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression […]

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What’s the future of American Jewry?

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by MK Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud), on Wednesday held a hearing on “American Jewry as a strategic asset to Israel’s security”. MK Nachman Shai (Zionist Union), chairman of the Israel-US relations Lobby, opened the hearing. “American Jewry is the bridge which forms the basis for the US-Israel relationship,” […]

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Who’s Who: A Look at Clinton and Sanders’ Democratic Platform Committee Representatives

Bernie Sanders has spent this entire election season making a progressive case against Hillary Clinton, and now, the Vermont senator has secured enough momentum to shove the entire Democratic National Convention to the left. The Clinton and Sanders campaigns worked in conjunction with the Democratic Party to strike a deal allowing each candidate to choose […]

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Violence feared at upcoming Trump rallies

By Ken Stone A British newspaper is quoting Orange County activists as predicting violence at Donald Trump’s rally Wednesday in Anaheim — two days before at least six groups protest his visit to San Diego. A Donald Trump pinata greeted Democratic caucus-goers in May. Photo by Chris Stone The Guardian said Tuesday: “Gustavo Arellano, … […]

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36 groups demand UCI action against anti- Semitism

SANTA CRUZ, California (Press Release) – In light of the pervasive anti-Semitism allowed to fester at the University of California Irvine (UCI), 36 Jewish and civil rights groups on Wednesday, May 25, demanded UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman immediately implement the recently passed Regents Statement of Principles Against Intolerance. “Jewish students report that UCI administrators have consistently […]

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Nastiness endemic to politics in U.S., Israel

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Prominent in all the noise focused on the recent deals to expand Bibi’s government are the accusations that we’ve gone over the edge in the direction of fascism, and that Israeli politicians are being especially nasty to one another. In other words, an extremism of policy is about to come […]

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Trump: Trip to Israel ‘not a good idea at this moment’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is hesitant on the issue of a possible visit to Israel, despite reports last week that Republican Jews are laying the groundwork for such a trip in the coming weeks, The Jewish Insider reported Monday. A trip to Israel would not be a good idea “at this moment,” Trump was […]

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The French Mideast dance

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — The French government seems to be falling over itself to undo its craven vote in favor of a UNESCO resolution accusing Israel — referred to as the “Occupying Power” in Jerusalem — of destroying historic structures on the Temple Mount: Prime Minister Manuel Valls apologized. “This UNESCO resolution contains unfortunate, […]

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Jewish GOPers Like Trump Despite Anti-Semitic Supporters

Donald Trump has won over several prominent Jewish Republicans to his candidacy, but the announcement of their support came with a reminder of the awkward dance Republican Jews have been forced to perform in 2016. Throughout the primary season, many Republican Jews debated whether to fall in line behind their party’s rising star or distance […]

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Capitol Hill: Sherman, Lowey push fight against terror

WASHINGTON, D.C– Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, lost a 17-29 vote on her amendment to the FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that would have blocked known or suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. “It is common sense that individuals involved in terrorist activity should not be permitted to purchase […]

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