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Donald Trump says he has a plan to defeat ISIS, but he is keeping it secret to be unpredictable and avoid tipping off the enemy.

If that sounds familiar, it may be because it sounds a lot like Richard Nixon's secret plan to end the war in Vietnam.

Trump repeated it again following this weekend's terrorist incidents in New York and New Jersey.  When asked by a sycophantic Fox News interviewer what he would do, he said, "We're going to have to do something extremely tough over there."

Like what? Steve Doocy asked.

AJC Muslim Push Comes Amid Rancor In U.S.

State Department veteran to head new effort to forge closer ties as strong headwinds blow.

05/18/2016 - 08:57
Staff Writer

A majority of Americans polled in March support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on all non-citizen Muslims entering the United States.

Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim comments have led to a “backlash on the streets,” says a Muslim leader here. Getty Images

Cruz Vs. Trump: Who's Most Islamophobic?

The competition among Republican presidential candidates to see who can be the more venal xenophobe reached a new level with Ted Cruz calling for police to begin patrolling Muslim neighborhoods across the United States "before they become radicalized."

Israel Gets Passing Mention In GOP Debate

Israel was mentioned only three times, almost in passing, in Thursday night's sixth GOP presidential debate  -- there's one more, in Des Moines, before the February 1 Iowa Caucus. It was a matter of retracing old grounds with nothing new to add.

UK Jews, Muslims Stand Firm Amid Ominous Currents

In a time of growing Islamist threat, members of the two faiths have carved out a unique relationship.

01/13/2016 - 08:50
Staff Writer

Bradford, England — The only remaining synagogue in this one-time textile hub was in danger of closing a few years ago — until the city’s Muslim community stepped in to save it.

Rudi Leavor, left, Jani Rashid, right. Photos by Steve Lipman/JW

Putin Endorses Trump

I don't know how well it will go over with the neo-cons and the anti-Communist wing of the GOP, but Vladimir Putin is backing Donald Trump.

The Russian President told reporters at his annual news conference in Moscow that the American capitalist "is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented." 

Countering A Culture Of Terror

12/08/2015 - 19:00

We have no quarrel with what President Obama said in his Oval Office address Sunday night on the growing terror threat, here and abroad. Indeed, we agree with much of what he had to say; it’s what he left out that is worrisome.

Jewish Groups Slam Trump For Call To Block Entry Of Muslims

12/07/2015 - 19:00

Washington — Jewish groups blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his proposal to block all Muslims from entering the United States.

Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 14, 2015. JTA

Bigotry In The Name Of National Security

Crises have a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people.  The Syrian refugee crisis is a classic example as politics seems to overwhelm principle – not unique but no less appalling, especially considering the lives at stake – as so many politicians succumb to xenophobia and religious bigotry and try to justify it in terms of national security.

'My God Is Better Than Your God'

Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Ted Cruz want to shrink the size of the federal government by eliminating several cabinet departments, although neither could remember just which ones he wanted to deep six.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to go the other way and create a new agency of government, one that will be totally useless, an utter waste of taxpayer money and further antagonize people around the world who think America is already too arrogant and domineering.

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