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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

Jews For Trump: (Shh! Don’t Tell!)

Some of his supporters ‘fear retribution from the left.’

07/20/2016 - 00:18
Associate Editor

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, as respected as any rabbi in America, was invited by Ivanka Trump, whose conversion he supervised, to give the invocation this week at the Republican National Convention. He accepted. He had given invocations for President Obama, and in 2008, when principal of Ramaz, castigated Ramaz students when he heard one say that Obama would be dangerous for Israel.

Donald Trump.

How To Vouch For Trump When He Won’t Help Out?

It’s what Jewish Republicans are wondering this week about campaign’s outreach to community.

07/19/2016 - 17:25
JTA

Cleveland — Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency rolled out its Israel Advisory Committee last week — no one noticed.

Former George W. Bush aide Tevi Troy: “I don’t think they’re [the Trump team] targeting messages specifically to the Jewish comm

Four #Facepalm Moments From Day One of RNC

From Melania’s allegedly plagiarized speech to an anti-Semitic social media storm, these moments will make you cringe.

07/19/2016 - 15:33
Editorial Intern

The first day of the Republican National Convention was full of talking points. We've selected four, each of which has a Jewish connection:

1) RNC says “aloha” to anti-Semitism.

The RNC social media team was forced to suspend comments on its YouTube livestream during the speech of the Jewish former governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, after the comment thread was hijacked by anti-Semites.

2) Former underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr. talks politics.

Melania Trump on stage at the RNC. Getty.

Fear, Loathing And The Shortest Donald Trump Speech Ever

07/19/2016 - 11:13
JTA

Cleveland — It was the biggest surprise of the convention so far: The calmest and shortest speech came from Donald Trump.

Donald Trump posing with wife, Melania, after she delivered a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention. JTA
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