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Election Wildcard Is Now Anti-Semitism

Strong Super Tuesday showing by Trump, Clinton sets up likely insider-outsider matchup.

03/01/2016 - 20:57
Staff Writer

As both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump emerged as their party’s likely presidential nominees given their impressive Super Tuesday primary victories, anti-Semitism has suddenly surfaced as an issue.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Trump this week for being the “only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said, ‘I don’t want your money.’”

He stopped short of endorsing Trump but added, “I like what I’m looking at.”

Donald Trump celebrates his victory in seven states on Super Tuesday. All photos by Getty Images.

Farrakhan Praises Trump For Not Taking Jewish Money, Repeats Claim That Jews Behind 9/11

03/01/2016 - 16:11

Donald Trump won praise from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for not taking Jewish money in his quest for the White House.

Donald Trump speaking at a campaign event at Valdosta State University in Georgia, Feb. 29, 2016. JTA

After Donald Trump Wavers On David Duke, ADL Publishes Candidates’ Guide To Racists

03/01/2016 - 11:35

The Anti-Defamation League sent the presidential candidates a list of racists whose endorsements it said they should reject, a day after Donald Trump wavered in disavowing white supremacist David Duke.

Donald Trump speaking at a rally at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas, Feb. 26. 2016. JTA

Israel Saving Lives, One Child At A Time

02/29/2016 - 13:14
Write On For Israel

Holon, Israel - Under the watchful eyes of six African children, all who had recently undergone heart surgery, the students of Write On For Israel filed into their children’s home, ready to play.  

Write On For Israel Students volunteering at the Save A Child's Heart Foundation. JW/Linda Scherzer

‘Son Of Saul,’ ‘Amy’ And ‘Spotlight’ Win Oscars

02/29/2016 - 11:48

Los Angeles — A Hungarian Holocaust drama, a documentary about a sultry Jewish rock star who died too young and a film about an investigation of church sex abuse led by a Jewish newspaper editor won Academy Awards.

Son Of Saul director, László Nemes poses with the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Oscars. Getty Images

Obama Signs Bill Defending Israel From Boycott, Says It Won’t Apply To Settlements

02/25/2016 - 10:51

Washington — President Barack Obama signed a bill that punishes the BDS campaign against Israel, but said he will not apply a segment that extends protections to West Bank settlements.

President Barack Obama delivering a statement at the White House on U.S.-Iran relations, Jan. 17, 2016. JTA

Donald Trump Wins Nevada Caucuses

02/24/2016 - 11:42

Washington — Donald Trump was projected to win the Nevada caucus, his third straight early nomination win in a row in the battle to secure the Republican presidential nod.

Donald Trump speaking at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 23, 2016. JTA

For Jewish Mormons, Hybrid Identity Seen As No Contradiction

02/24/2016 - 11:30
JTA

Salt Lake City – Phyllis Miller’s experience growing up in Southern California wasn’t much different from that of many American Jews.

A statue of Brigham Young at the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. JTA

Bernie Sanders Reaches Out To Israelis On Facebook, Gets An Earful

02/24/2016 - 11:21
JTA

Bernie Sanders’ campaign issued a message of multicultural unity last week, posting graphics on social media that read, “Not me, us,” in 14 different languages.

Bernie Sanders giving a concession speech at the Henderson Pavilion in Henderson, Nevada, Feb. 20, 2016. JTA

Anti-BDS Laws Gain Momentum Across US, But Some Say They Go Too Far

02/24/2016 - 10:58

Washington – Nearly half the states in the country are considering legislation aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement. But critics say some bills are cause for concern, either because they seek to legitimize Israeli settlements or go so far in punishing boycott supporters they infringe on constitutionally protected speech.

BDS supporters protesting in New York, Oct. 16-18, 2015. JTA
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