National

Michael Bloomberg Set To Endorse Hillary Clinton

07/25/2016 - 14:04

Philadelphia — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the National Tennis Center, Aug. 26, 2013. JTA

Wasserman Schultz To Quit As Democratic Chief Under Pressure Following Email Leaks

07/25/2016 - 13:54

Philadelphia — Under fire for emails showing rancor between the Democratic National Committee and the Bernie Sanders campaign, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as party chairwoman, but will join Hillary Clinton’s campaign in a senior role.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to a reporter before a debate. JTA

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, The DNC, And The Anti-Bernie Emails

One week after playing the anti-Semitism card against Trump, the South Florida congresswoman resigns as DNC chair over aide's emails.

07/25/2016 - 13:48
JTA

Just last week, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was playing the anti-Semitism card against Donald Trump. But in a startling turnaround, on the eve of her own party’s convention, it’s the South Florida congresswoman who is out as chair of the Democratic National Committee — over a Jewish-related controversy of her own.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to delegates at the party’s convention. JTA

Clinton VP Choice Tim Kaine A Leader On Mideast Issues

A frequent traveler to the Jewish state and a member of the Senate's Middle East subcommittee, Kaine is a vocal supporter of Israel.

07/25/2016 - 12:06

Youngstown, Ohio — Hillary Clinton named Tim Kaine, the Virginia senator who has made the Middle East one of his fortes, her running mate.

Hillary Clinton and Virginia senator Tim Kaine. JTA

Ex-Georgia Congresswoman: Israel Responsible For Nice And Munich Terror Attacks

07/25/2016 - 11:44

A former Georgia congresswoman claimed that Israel was responsible for the recent terror attacks in France and Germany.

Cynthia McKinney posted on Twitter Saturday night: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis? …”

The tweet includes a link to a video about the photographer’s coincidence on the Veterans’ Today site.

Cynthia McKinney, seen in a photo from 2008, was the Green Party’s presidential candidate that year. Wikimedia Commons

LIVE BLOG: DNC Day One

Covering the stories, the speeches and the reactions, live throughout the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

07/24/2016 - 09:34

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):
- The theme for the first day is "United Together"
- Speakers tonight include Senator Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama
- Opinion polls currently suggest a close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
- Get in touch and let us know your thoughts, either via Twitter (@TheSaharZ) or via email (sahar@jewishweek.org)

 

 

Preparations for the DNC, which kicks off today. Getty.

Donald Trump Paints Dark Picture In Pledging To Put ‘America First’

While accepting Republican nomination, he also vowed to work with Israel, attacked Iran nuclear deal and called NATO 'obsolete.'

07/22/2016 - 13:35

Cleveland — Accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pledged to restore law and order to America, to put “America first” in world affairs, and to work with Israel — which he called “our greatest ally in the region.”

Donald Trump speaking last night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Nazi Salute? Twitter Explodes After Questionable Gesture At RNC

Did Laura Ingraham end her speech with a Nazi Salute? We collected the best Twitter responses to the frightening image.

07/21/2016 - 10:44
Editorial Intern

As conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham ended her speech Wednesday night on the penultimate eve of the Republican National Convention, she motioned to the crowd. That wave began in a manner that was eerily reminiscent to the Nazi salute, or “heil.” Given Trump’s popularity amongst white supremacists and nazi sympathizers, the salute was especially alarming.

Laura Ingraham delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

A Third Israeli In The NBA?

Israeli basketball player Shawn Dawson hopes to land on an NBA roster this fall.

07/20/2016 - 00:32
Editorial Intern

Omri Casspi, a 6-foot-9 forward from Holon, broke the mold in 2009 when he became the first Israeli ever to play in the NBA; he was picked in the first round of the draft by the Sacramento Kings. Four years later, point guard Gal Mekel from Ramat HaSharon became the second after signing with the Dallas Mavericks. And as the NBA becomes increasingly international — with star players from Latvia to Sudan to New Zealand — will Shawn Dawson be No. 3?

Shawn Dawson, left, in Washington Wizards summer league game. Courtesy Hazan Sports Management

Law-And-Order Pitch By GOP Seen Testing Jews

Experts unclear how much message will resonate; Florida seen as key for Trump.

07/20/2016 - 00:26
Staff Writer

Cleveland — The “us” versus “them” campaign of Donald Trump moved into high gear here this week at the Republican National Convention as the party’s presidential nominee highlighted his pledge to be a law-and-order president.

Donald Trump introducing his wife, Melania, Monday night in Cleveland. Getty Images
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