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Polling Shows Sanders, Clinton Tied In High Favorability Among Jewish Voters

03/28/2016 - 12:46

Washington — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have virtually the same high approval ratings among American Jews.

Hillary Clinton speaking as Sen. Bernie Sanders listens during the Democratic presidential candidate debate, Feb. 4, 2016. JTA

Garry Shandling, Comic Star Of ‘Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies At 66

03/25/2016 - 11:15

Garry Shandling, a comedian, actor, writer and producer best known for starring in the Emmy-winning “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died at 66.

Comedian Garry Shandling. Getty Images

Microsoft Pulls Tweeting Robot After It Expresses Admiration For Hitler

03/24/2016 - 16:20

Microsoft put the brakes on its artificial intelligence tweeting robot after it posted several offensive comments, including “Hitler was right I hate the jews.”

TayTweets’ Twitter photo. Via Twitter

Crackdown On NJ Chabad In Rabbi’s Home Is Anti-Charedi, Lawsuit Alleges

03/24/2016 - 10:53

The head of Chabad in a town adjacent to the Orthodox Jewish stronghold of Lakewood, New Jersey, has sued the town and its planning board alleging discrimination.

Thousands of rabbis posing for a group photo in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of NY. JTA

University Of California Condemns Anti-Semitic Forms Of Anti-Zionism

03/23/2016 - 16:44

The University of California governing board unanimously approved a statement condemning anti-Semitism and “anti-Semitic forms” of anti-Zionism.

At UCLA, during the last week of February 2010, a blood-stained Israeli flag was hoisted atop an “apartheid wall.” JTA

Off-Script Trump Forces Rare AIPAC Rebuke

GOP frontrunner’s Obama dig leads to divisiveness.

03/23/2016 - 09:10
Staff Writer

Despite a carefully crafted speech to the pro-Israel group AIPAC Monday in which Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump pledged that as president there would be “no daylight” between the U.S. and Israel, he again sowed divisiveness when he went offscript — prompting a rare rebuke from his host.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Getty Images

Garland Pick ‘Testament To America’

Obama’s nominee, if confirmed, would be fourth Jew on High Court; Americans back Senate vote now.

03/22/2016 - 13:02
Staff Writer

President Barack Obama last week nominated to the Supreme Court a Jewish judge, Merrick Garland, who is currently the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. If confirmed, he would be the fourth Jew on the nine-member court.

Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland with President Obama last week after he was tapped for a seat on the High Court.Gett

Kasich Vows Not To Be ‘Neutral’ In Defending Israel

03/22/2016 - 10:38

Washington — Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, contrasted himself with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich addressesing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. JTA

At AIPAC, Trump Vows ‘No Daylight’ Between U.S. And Israel

AIPAC speech seems to pivot from earlier comment on neutrality on Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

03/21/2016 - 20:47
Staff Writer

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump pledged Monday that if elected he would “send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and its most reliable ally, the State of Israel.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC today. Getty Images

Vanderbilt U Announces Scholarship In Memory Of Tel Aviv Terror Victim

03/21/2016 - 11:44

Vanderbilt University has named a new scholarship in honor of the graduate student killed in a terrorist stabbing attack in Tel Aviv earlier this month.

Vanderbilt University held a campus memorial service for Taylor Force, above, on March 18, 2016. JTA
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