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Trump keeps getting asked about anti-Semitism, but he doesn’t seem to have an answer

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in America. And the recent surge of anti-Jewish hate incidents appears to coincide with the political rise of President Donald Trump. Trump doesn’t seem interested in talking about it. During his first solo news conference on Thursday afternoon, Trump was asked about the rising number of anti-Semitic crimes around the […]

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“Quiet, Quiet!”: Trump Silences Jewish Reporter Who Asks Him About Attacks On Synagogues

During yet another disastrous press conference held on Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump committed numerous attacks against the freedom of the press, attacking the legitimacy of the members of the press and silencing a Hasidic reporter who tried to ask an important question. As he often does, Trump referred to CNN as “fake news,” and […]

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Newly Found Songs from the Holocaust Still Haunt

The history of music is rich with sounds spurred by suffering. During the Holocaust, songs of defiance and belief helped captive Jews confront and temporarily alleviate their misery. Now, a long-lost recording from 1946 is providing a poignant new soundtrack for understanding life in the Nazi concentration camps and Jewish ghettos. Just after World War […]

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Nazi Camps Billboard to Make 1,000 mile Europe Trip

A group of Polish activists is towing a mobile billboard across Europe with an image of Adolf Hitler hanging over the gates of Auschwitz, in a bid to distance Poland from the atrocities of the Nazi regime. Auschwitz was built in the east European country, along with several other concentration camps, as part of the […]

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Tel Aviv readies new natural history museum

By Yoni Peres, DVM TEL AVIV, Israel — At the top of the cliff, just like Noah’s Ark after the flood, overlooking the Tel Aviv skyline, stands a unique building – the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. Just a few steps away, in an old building at the Tel Aviv University’s Department of Zoology, Professor Tamar Dayan, the […]

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Bill would bestow Congressional Gold Medal on late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for his peace efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), U.S. Representative Christ Stewart (R-UT), and U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), introduced a bipartisan bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by U.S. Congress, to the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. (Read legislation online). “This year […]

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Top 10 Jewish Movies of 2016

The Wandering Review By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO — Since the film awards season is upon us, it is time to announce a list of the films that impressed me the most during 2016.  I always caution my readers that I have all of the Jewish-themed documentary and feature film released last year, including many that […]

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For a Jewish World War II refugee, Trump’s immigration restrictions are ‘unimaginable’

Leo Goldberger escaped Nazi-occupied Denmark at the last possible moment: in the dead of night, on a fishing boat to Sweden. He remembers his time in Sweden with fear and uncertainty, but the Swedes made a home for him for the duration of the war. When the war ended, his family was welcomed back to […]

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The predictable comparison of political opponents as Hitler

SAN DIEGO, February 1, 2017 – We may be immersed in the most unusual political transition in American history, but there is one constant that we can always count on: Tired, predictable comparisons to Nazis. The Nazi card has been played by both sides of the table. President Trump himself described a recent, problematic intelligence […]

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Why does Trump seem to have trouble on Shabbat?

An item on the site of American journal “Vanity Fair” claims that Donald Trump makes mistakes particularly on the Shabbat when his daughter Ivanka and her husband who both observe the Shabbat cannot supervise him. According to the article, Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, is fumimg over this situation. The journalist, Emily Jane […]

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Spielberg searching for an Israeli child for movie

Renowned director and producer Steven Spielberg is looking for an Israeli boy to star in his next big film, Channel 10 News reported Monday. Spielberg will reportedly hold the auditions for the movie in the Jewish state, the report said, and is looking for an English-speaking boy aged 6 to 8. The movie will deal […]

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Cardin: Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Statement Justifies Concerns Over Bannon

Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland slammed President Donald Trump for opting not to directly mention antisemitism in his Holocaust remembrance statement. While Trump acknowledged the gravity of the historic event and vowed to do all in his power to prevent another from happening in the future, Cardin said Monday he failed to highlight the […]

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Nazi propagandist Goebbels’ wartime secretary dies at 106

One of the last people to know members of Germany’s Nazi leadership in person has died in Munich at the age of 106. Brunhilde Pomsel was a former secretary to Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister. In a documentary produced last year she talked about the three years she spent working for one of the 20th […]

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Chuck Todd Admonishes Priebus: ‘Why Whitewash Jews From’ Holocaust Statement?

NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd was surprised that Reince Priebus did not specifically mentioning the Jews when the Trump administration put out a statement honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day. Reince said, “I don’t regret the words, Chuck.” Priebus’ entire interview with Todd was combative because Priebus gaslighted the host by refuting every single chaotic […]

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