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Hamodia Column Cites Nazis In de Blasio Critique

Rips Democrat over support for Sandinistas in the 80s, amid concerns about Nicaraguan Jews.

10/10/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

For the second time this election season, the Nazis have made an appearance in New York's mayoral race.

Citing Bill de Blasio's now well-known travels in Nicaragua and his expressed support for its repressive Sandinista government in the late 1980s, a columnist for the Orthodox newspaper Hamodia's web site lamented that he appears likely to be New York's next mayor, evoking support for the Third Reich to make his point.

Bil de Blasio: Visited Nicaragua as an activist in 1988. Michael Datikash

Rouhani Acknowledges ‘Crime,’ Not Scope, Of Holocaust

09/25/2013

WASHINGTON — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews but refused to comment on its scope.

Aliyah Flight Brings 300 North Americans, Including 125 IDF Recruits

08/13/2013

More than 300 new immigrants from North America arrived in Israel, including 125 recruits to the Israeli army.

Israeli Drone Strike In Sinai Kills 5, Egyptian Sources Say

08/09/2013

Egyptian security officials said a strike by an Israeli drone killed five suspected Islamist militants and destroyed a rocket launcher.

Residents heard a large explosion Friday in the region near the border with Israel. The officials told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the attack was in cooperation with Egyptian authorities.

The Israeli military said they are looking into the report.

Egypt’s military and security forces are engaged in long battle against Islamic jihadists in the largely lawless peninsula.

On Thursday, Israel briefly closed an airport near the border after Egyptian officials say they warned of possible militant rocket attacks.

'Heil Hitler' Among Graffiti Scrawled On Jackie Robinson Statue In Brooklyn

Act of hate a 'dagger' in America's heart, says Schumer.

08/07/2013

Sixty-six years after he broke the color barrier and began integration of major league baseball, Jackie Robinson is still facing bigotry.

A statue of the sports and civil rights legend, who spoke out strongly against anti-Semitism, was defaced outside MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Along with racial slurs, the graffiti on both the bronze statue and concrete base included swastikas and the words "heil Hitler."

In an undated photo, Jackie Robinson signs a then-record contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Getty Images

Netanyahu’s Office Says His Attack On Iran's Rohani’s Based On Bad Translation

08/02/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office blamed an erroneous translation for his earlier call on westerners who believe Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani is a moderate to abandon their “illusion.”

Netanyahu’s office late Friday removed from the Twitter social media website tweets reflecting the statement and told the BBC that it was “based on a Reuters report with an erroneous translation.”

House Overwhelmingly Votes To Add New Iran Sanctions

08/01/2013

 

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add new sanctions on Tehran that would drastically reduce Iran’s trade.

The bill, which passed Wednesday evening by a vote of 400-20, would expand sanctions to shut down U.S. trade with any entity that trades substantively with Iran. Until now, such sanctions were imposed on entities that traded with Iran’s energy sector. The law maintains humanitarian exceptions for food and medicine.

Weiner Cites '1938 Germany' In Speech Against Stop-And-Frisk

Frontrunner insists Nazi reference was not a comparison to New York City today.

07/15/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

In the aftermath of a controversial Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in a racially charged shooting case, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner referred to the Nazis in opposing the NYPD's stop-and-frisk procedures at a church on Staten Island.

Anthony Weiner: Up to 'those of us in government' to end racial profiling. Getty Images

Alvin Schiff, Author And Pioneer Of Jewish Education, Dies

07/09/2013

Alvin Schiff, a  pioneer in Jewish education and a prolific author, has died.

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