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  • Politico's 'cheap' shot at Bernie Sanders

    Andrew Friedman|Jun 14, 2019

    (JTA)—I’ll admit it: At first I didn’t think it was a big deal. Someone alerted me to a tweet from Politico touting their cover story about Bernie Sanders’ wealth. “The Secret of Bernie’s Millions” is illustrated by a montage of the Jewish senator, one of his homes—and a tree sprouting $100 bills. You know: Benjamins. The text of the original tweet touting the piece, since deleted, read “Bernie Sanders might still be cheap, but he’s sure not poor.” A Jew, banknotes, that word “cheap”—how is that not anti-Semitic? That’s what critics wanted... Full story

  • After Temple Mount 'victory,' Arab MKs set sights on Western Wall

    Andrew Friedman, TPS|Aug 4, 2017

    Palestinians and Arab Members of Knesset declared "victory" as Israel reversed security measures at the Temple Mount, adding that their struggle for control over the compound also extends to the Western Wall. MK Taleb Abu Arar (Joint List) stressed that "Jews have no rights at al-Aqsa Mosque" and that the Muslims' fight against Israel will continue, regardless of the cabinet decision to remove metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount compound. "This is a proven fact, [even if]... Full story

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