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Gov. Newsom vetoes ethnic-studies bill requiring anti-Israel curriculum

(JNS) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would make ethnic-studies courses a high school graduation requirement. Newsom, a Democrat, cited the ongoing pushback over the curriculum for...

 

Ocasio-Cortez withdraws from event to commemorate Yitzhak Rabin

(JNS) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has withdrawn from being a speaker at an upcoming Americans for Peace Now event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who was assassinated by a Jewish extremist almost 25 years ago...

 

Jewish groups react to Trump nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

(JNS) - Jewish groups expressed mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on Sept. 26 that he has nominated U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late...

 

Jewish groups react to passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(JNS) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg, a heralded liberal judicial,...

 

DNC hosts Qalam Institute imam

(JNS) - The Democratic National Convention hosted an imam from an Islamic extremist institution on Sunday. Noman Hussain, imam of ISM Brookfield in Wisconsin, was one of the religious leaders who...

 

Facebook doesn't 'recognize Holocaust denial' as hate speech

(JNS) — Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content to that user” and “has been unwilling to recognize Holocaust denial as a form of hate speech against Jews.” “Hosting the Holohoax: A...

 

Gov. Newsom signs California ethnic-studies bill into law

(JNS) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Monday to require an ethnic-studies course requirement for matriculation from California State University, starting with the 2021-22 school year. Spearheaded by the AMCHA Initiative, 90...

 

Harris as Biden's VP pick prompts immediate replies from Jewish, Israel-related groups

(JNS) - Jewish and Israel-related groups expressed mixed reactions to the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, picking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)...

 

Jewish and pro-Israel groups from both left and right laud Israel-UAE announcement

(JNS) - Jewish and pro-Israel groups instantly applauded Israel and the United Arab Emirates for a deal on Thursday to normalize relations between the two countries - the first of its kind between...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 7, 2020

DNC platform will not condition US aid to Israel on sovereignty, but will seek return to Iran deal

(JNS) — In a move that bodes well for Israel, the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee voted on Monday to reject additional language that would make the party’s stance on the Jewish state more critical. The committee voted 117-34...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 31, 2020

Organizations petition US Supreme Court to overturn Jewish discrimination case

(JNS) — A group of 10 Jewish organizations has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a discrimination case from the 1970s that involved a Jewish employee who couldn’t work on Saturdays, which is the the Jewish Shabbat. The amicus curiae...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 31, 2020

Omar's challenger Antone Melton-Meaux: Progressive and pro-Israel not mutually exclusive

(JNS) - Since taking office in 2019, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has become one of the most outspoken critics of Israel in the U.S. Congress. She has become part of a growing cadre of young...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 31, 2020

AJC new anti-Semitism director speaks out against Jew-hatred

(JNS) - Israel and the Jewish people are always looking for friends, and they seemed to have found one in Holly Huffnagle. A Christian now employed to help tackle anti-Semitism in the United States,...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 17, 2020

ADL CEO under fire for partnering with Sharpton in pushing for Facebook boycott

(JNS) - Anti-Defamation League national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has come under fire from Jewish groups for appearing on the MSNBC show "Politics Nation With Al Sharpton" on Sunday to...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

FSU senate keeps new president

(JNS) -The student senate at Florida State University voted on June 18 not to remove its new president, despite his past anti-Semitic posts. The final tally was not disclosed. Ahmad Daraldik was...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

Jewish Democratic Council says it won't back Ilhan Omar, mum on endorsing her primary opponent

(JNS) - The Jewish Democratic Council of America has affirmed that it will not support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in her upcoming primary, but did not provide a endorsement to her chief primary opponen...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

RJC not backing GOP candidate in gun ad

(JNS) — The Republican Jewish Coalition announced on Tuesday that it will not endorse or support a candidate in a safely Republican district in Georgia who is leading in fundraising, as she has trafficked in conspiracy theories and posed for...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 12, 2020

Grassroots effort to make 'Never Again' resound in classrooms across America

(JNS) - Amid the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, one month a...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 12, 2020

Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting

(JNS) — Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have expressed outrage over the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police. Police officer Derek Chauvin put his left knee on Floyd’s neck for...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 5, 2020

Anti-Semitic potshots aimed at Fine

(JNS) - A Republican primary opponent of a sitting Florida state representative has been accused of engaging in anti-Semitism against the incumbent, who is Jewish. Randy Fine, who represents the...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 5, 2020

Trump signs into law the Never Again Education Act

(JNS) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Thursday. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the U.S....

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    May 1, 2020

American Jews feel less safe now than a decade ago

(JNS)—Nearly two-thirds of American Jews believe that they are less safe today than a decade ago, according to a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League on Jewish encounters with anti-Semitism in the United States. The survey found that 54...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 20, 2020

US State Department changes name of eastern Jerusalem Palestinians in annual report

(JNS)—The U.S. State Department has changed its official description of Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem from “Palestinian residents” to “Arab residents” or “non-Israeli citizens” in the department’s annual...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 13, 2020

Pence: Sanders would be 'most anti-Israel president in history'

(JNS) WASHINGTON-Making the case for U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned on Monday that if elected, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would be the complete...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 13, 2020

Bloomberg makes pro-Israel case at AIPAC policy conference

(JNS) WASHINGTON-Former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg laid out his case to the pro-Israel community on Monday at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, even...

 

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