What We Can Learn from Spicer’s Gaffes

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by Mitchell Plitnick White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a difficult job. Turning Donald Trump’s messages into comprehensible, even respectable, public statements is a tough go. But even taking that into account, his performance has been terrible, and on… Continue Reading  

Sanders Talks Israel, Trump, and Anti-Semitism at J Street

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave the following speech at the J Street Conference on February 27, 2017. Thank you for inviting me to address you here today. It’s a pleasure to be here with J Street, which has been such a strong… Continue Reading  

Why Is Trump Adviser Wearing Medal of Nazi Collaborators?

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by Eli Clifton Editor’s Update: Gorka evidently felt compelled today to respond (via Breitbart) indirectly to our post here about his public display of a Vitezi Rend medal at an inaugural ball and on other occasions. We want to make clear that… Continue Reading  

Illiberal Support for Israel: Antithetical to Jewish Values and Israel’s Interests

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by Lara Friedman In the beginning, “pro-Israel” meant something clear and uncomplicated: supporting Israel’s miraculous establishment as the homeland of the Jewish people, on the heels of the horrors of the Holocaust, and defending Israel’s very right to exist and… Continue Reading  

ADL’s Armenian Genocide Recognition Sends Powerful Statement…to Israel

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by Dahlia Scheindlin  The Anti-Defamation League, American Jewry’s foremost civil rights organization, has made a powerful statement recognizing the Armenian genocide by the crumbling Ottoman regime in the early 20th century. Last Friday, CEO Jonathan Greenblatt posted a blog on the organization’s… Continue Reading