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Meet The Jews In Donald Trump’s Inner Circle

11/15/2016 - 12:59
JTA

(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump has a complicated history with Jews. On the one hand, his daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, and he’s spoken fondly about having Jewish grandchildren.

Top left, clockwise, Ivanka Trump, Jason Greenblatt, Boris Epshteyn and Steven Mnuchin. JTA

Trump Victory: Good News, Bad News For Jews – Part II

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett was downright giddy. He said President-elect Donald Trump's opposition to the two-state solution and support for unfettered settlement construction means "The era of a Palestinian state is over." 

American Jews are more supportive of resuscitating the peace process than the current right-wing Israeli government, but they have more urgent worries about a Trump administration.

Jews In The 115th Congress

There will be 31 Jewish members of the 115th Congress, which convenes January 3, 2017, including nine senators. That's an increase of two from the current representation.

The number of Republican Jews will double – to two – with the election of David Kustoff of Tennessee's 8th Congressional District. Interestingly, Memphis' adjoining 9th District is also represented by a Jew, Democrat Steve Cohen. 

The other Jewish Republican is Lee Zeldin of New York, who was just elected to a second term.

Jews In The 115th Congress

There will be 31 Jewish members of the 115th Congress, which convenes January 3, 2017, including nine senators. That's an increase of two from the current representation.

The number of Republican Jews will double – to two – with the election of David Kustoff of Tennessee's 8th Congressional District. Interestingly, Memphis' adjoining 9th District is also represented by a Jew, Democrat Steve Cohen. 

The other Jewish Republican is Lee Zeldin of New York, who was just elected to a second term.

Trump Victory: Good News, Bad News For Jews – Part I

Donald Trump's victory may be good news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who congratulated the president-elect and called him a "true friend" of Israel, but it is bad news for the overwhelming majority of American Jews, who voted (71-24) for Hillary Clinton.

Beyond boasting about his deal-making skills and saying he could be an impartial broker in Israeli-Palestinians, Trump has shown no real interest in reviving the peace process; neither have Israeli and Palestinian leaders.  The Israeli right is delighted.

Adelson & KKK endorse Trump

What do Sheldon Adelson and the Ku Klux Klan have in common?  Their newspapers are among the very few that have endorsed Donald Trump for President.

Adelson's Las Vegas Review Journal was joined last week by the KKK's The Crusader. 

The Wall Trump Wants To Tear Down

Donald Trump is going to make America Christian and to do that he wants to tear down one of this pillars that has made this nation the Golden Medina for Jews from all over the world.

"The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians," he told an evangelical gathering last week in Washington.  "I will be the greatest representative of the Christians."

2 Brooklyn Jews Sentenced To Community Service For Assaulting Gay Black Man

08/18/2016 - 11:58

(JTA) – Two Orthodox Jews who beat up a gay black man in New York were sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

3 Roles That Could Define Hillary Clinton’s Relations With The Jews

08/17/2016 - 10:28
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Hillary Clinton is a chameleon, her critics say, ready to adopt the colors of her environment: dove, hawk, social conservative, social justice warrior, friend, backstabber.

Hillary Clinton speaking at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Is 2016 The Year Of The Jew?

Ann Coulter complains GOP presidential hopefuls are pandering to all "those f***ing Jews" with their strong statements in support of Israel. To the dismay of the anti-Semites, there's more to the 2016 campaign than politicians pandering to Jewish supporters with pledges of undying loyalty to Israel.

For the first time, there is a viable Jewish candidate for President of the United States, and another waiting in the wings.

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