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Trump Victory: Good News, Bad News For Jews – Part II

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett was downright giddy. He said President-elect Donald Trump's opposition to the two-state solution and support for unfettered settlement construction means "The era of a Palestinian state is over." 

American Jews are more supportive of resuscitating the peace process than the current right-wing Israeli government, but they have more urgent worries about a Trump administration.

Jews In The 115th Congress

There will be 31 Jewish members of the 115th Congress, which convenes January 3, 2017, including nine senators. That's an increase of two from the current representation.

The number of Republican Jews will double – to two – with the election of David Kustoff of Tennessee's 8th Congressional District. Interestingly, Memphis' adjoining 9th District is also represented by a Jew, Democrat Steve Cohen. 

The other Jewish Republican is Lee Zeldin of New York, who was just elected to a second term.

Jews In The 115th Congress

There will be 31 Jewish members of the 115th Congress, which convenes January 3, 2017, including nine senators. That's an increase of two from the current representation.

The number of Republican Jews will double – to two – with the election of David Kustoff of Tennessee's 8th Congressional District. Interestingly, Memphis' adjoining 9th District is also represented by a Jew, Democrat Steve Cohen. 

The other Jewish Republican is Lee Zeldin of New York, who was just elected to a second term.

Trump Victory: Good News, Bad News For Jews – Part I

Donald Trump's victory may be good news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who congratulated the president-elect and called him a "true friend" of Israel, but it is bad news for the overwhelming majority of American Jews, who voted (71-24) for Hillary Clinton.

Beyond boasting about his deal-making skills and saying he could be an impartial broker in Israeli-Palestinians, Trump has shown no real interest in reviving the peace process; neither have Israeli and Palestinian leaders.  The Israeli right is delighted.

Trump Fears Too Many Legal Latinos Voting

The lasciviously litigious Donald Trump has already filed his first lawsuit alleging rigged voting.

It seems the Clark County, Nevada, registrar kept the polls open at an early voting location so that everyone who wanted to could have a chance to vote. Trump is outraged.  Polls were scheduled to stay open until 8 pm on November 4 but stayed open to accommodate everyone who got in line until 10 p.m., reported Politico.

Trump Fears Too Many Legal Latinos Voting

The lasciviously litigious Donald Trump has already filed his first lawsuit alleging rigged voting.

It seems the Clark County, Nevada, registrar kept the polls open at an early voting location so that everyone who wanted to could have a chance to vote. Trump is outraged.  Polls were scheduled to stay open until 8 pm on November 4 but stayed open to accommodate everyone who got in line until 10 p.m., reported Politico.

Dumbing Down The Congress

The alt-right news site Breitbart.com has denounced Speaker Paul Ryan (R-IL) as a secret Hillary Clinton agent for not doing enough to support Donald Trump's presidential campaign and wants to see him dumped.

Dumbing Down The Congress

The alt-right news site Breitbart.com has denounced Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a secret Hillary Clinton agent for not doing enough to support Donald Trump's presidential campaign and wants to see him dumped.

Trump's Fallback Job

Donald Trump wants to run the country but if he loses on Tuesday, what can he do next if he doesn't want to go back to his troubled real estate empire?

Initially, at least, he will be all over cable TV bleating, "I was robbed," attacking everyone he felt didn't give him the proper respect and support and threatening to sue any and all in his pursuit of revenge.

One of those likely to come in for special attention is Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who he particularly dislikes. 

FBI's Comey May Be A Big Loser Tuesday

Whoever wins Tuesday's election, a big loser could be FBI Director James Comey. Not since J. Edgar Hoover has anyone done as much damage to bureau's reputation as Comey.

His plunge into the presidential campaign with unsubstantiated charges coupled with malicious anti-Clinton leaks from some of his rogue agents just days before the election has the odor of intentional interference.

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