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 By Alex Traiman    News    August 16, 2019 

58 Jewish groups gather in New York to mobilize against anti-Semitism

(JNS)-Fifty-eight Jewish organizations gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a "National Consultation on Responses to Antisemitism" to address ever increasing anti-Semitic incidents in the...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    August 16, 2019 

JTA editor in chief Andrew Silow-Carroll named editor of the NY Jewish Week

(JTA)-After three and a half years as editor in chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Andrew Silow-Carroll will be the next editor of the New York Jewish Week. The veteran journalist will succeed...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 16, 2019 

Trump condemns bigotry and white supremacy in response to El Paso and Dayton shootings

(JTA)—President Donald Trump said “hate has no place in America” in an address to the nation following the mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Trump pledged additional resources to the FBI to investigate domesti...

 

88 US senators call on Poland to pay Holocaust victims

(JNS)—A bipartisan group of 88 U.S. senators signed a letter on Monday to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, asking him to “act boldly and with urgency to help Poland resolve this issue comprehensively” of compensating Holocaust victims whose...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 16, 2019 

Not The Squad: Rep. Elissa Slotkin and her 'Gang of 9' offer Democrats a path of moderation

LANSING, Michigan (JTA)-Tom Dalton could be the poster boy for Elissa Slotkin's path to a second term and, she would argue, to Democrats keeping the U.S. House of Representatives. The 67-year-old...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    August 16, 2019 

What is 8chan, the site linked to shooters in Christchurch, Poway and El Paso?

(JTA)—Not long after news that a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left at least 22 people dead, reports started swirling that the suspect had posted a manifesto on 8chan, an online forum. Law enforcement officials are investigating a...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 16, 2019 

El Paso shooting investigated as domestic terrorism

(JTA)—Before he killed at least 22 people at a Walmart on the southern border, the gunman in El Paso posted a white supremacist manifesto on the fringe social network 8chan denouncing a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The U.S. Justice Department...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    August 16, 2019 

Dayton gunman showed video of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to ex-girlfriend

(JTA)—The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, showed an ex-girlfriend a video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on their first date. A woman who briefly dated Connor Betts, 24, earlier this year wrote about his troubling behavior in...

 

HBO series ringing alarm bells for depiction of Israeli society

(JNS)—Media watchdog organization CAMERA is raising questions about an upcoming HBO series, “Our Boys,” about the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir by a Jewish gang in 2014. “When HBO released the trailer for the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 9, 2019

Jewish kid covers presidential debates

DETROIT (JTA)-For any reporter, careening in a year from reviewing restaurants to covering the presidential debates would be a pretty fast rise. But then again, Jefferson Henry Kraft is only 10 years...

 

No new Hanukkah stamps this year

There will not be a new Hanukkah stamp for this year. This means that individual post offices will have to order them. Previous history has shown that many local post offices do not order Hanukkah stamps on “off” years. If you want to purchase...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 9, 2019

Rep. Thomas Massie explains sole Republican vote against House anti-BDS resolution

(JNS)-Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, a libertarian, was the only member of the Republican Party to vote against last week's resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning the anti-Israel...

 

Bipartisan group organizes private tour of Holocaust museum for US Congress

(JNS)—A bipartisan group organized a private, after-hours tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for members of Congress on July 16. Jewish Insider first reported the upcoming tour. An invitation was released on Thursday by...

 

What The New York Times got right and wrong about BDS

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll, and its opinion editor, Laura E. Adkins, shared their thoughts on a recent New York Times article answering “some of the most difficult questions” about...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 9, 2019

4 takeaways from the House's big vote against the Israel boycott movement

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a nonbinding resolution that condemns the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. Much was made of the 398-17 vote, one that earns the hoary journalist...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    August 9, 2019

Cummings' district's Jewish population

(JTA)—Jewish leaders in Baltimore have come to the defense of Rep. Elijah Cummings, the African-American Democrat who has come under withering attack from President Donald Trump. Trump used Twitter over the weekend to attack Cummings, whose 7th...

 

Israeli burger franchise in Dearborn delays opening

(JNS)—A non-kosher Israeli burger franchise has indefinitely delayed its opening in Dearborn, Mich., after taking heat from the Arab-American community, one of the largest in the United States. The opening of Burgerim (the Hebrew plural for...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 2, 2019

House overwhelmingly condemns Israel boycott movement in resolution vote

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The House vote Tuesday, July 23, on the non-binding resolution was 398-17. Opposing were 16 Democrats, including two...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 2, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper condemns 'anti-Jewish' sentiment in his party

(JNS)-Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate backing long-held positions...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 2, 2019

Rep. John Lewis signals mixed messages on boycotting Israel

(JNS)-U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a veteran Democratic lawmaker and icon of the civil-rights movement, is currently co-sponsoring a resolution for and against the anti-Israel BDS movement, leading...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    August 2, 2019

The Jewish reporter who brought the 1969 moon landing into America's living rooms

NEW YORK (JTA)-In the 1960s, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn were household names, idolized as god-like figures by a public enraptured by NASA's forays into space. There was...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 2, 2019

Jews helped inspire America's refugee program and Stephen Miller might end it

(JTA)-In July 1939, eight months after Kristallnacht and seven weeks before Hitler would invade Poland, Congress killed a bill that would have allowed 20,000 Jewish refugee children into the United...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 2, 2019

Americans don't know much about Judaism but love the Jews, survey says

(JTA)—U.S. Jews know more about religion in general than their non-Jewish neighbors, a new survey shows. Americans who are not Jewish, meanwhile, don’t know a lot about Judaism. But they like Jews more than any other religious group. And they...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    July 26, 2019

Williams College reaches resolution with Department of Ed after nixing pro-Israel group

(JNS)—Williams College has reached a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education in lieu of an investigation over the student government rejecting a new pro-Israel group, Williams...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 26, 2019

The Jews getting arrested at ICE centers are just getting started

NEW YORK (JTA)-If you're going to physically block an entrance to an ICE detention center, the handbook says, don't act nice about it. Do chant in Yiddish. Do sing Hebrew prayers. "Defiant, angry,...

 

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