Why are Jews rehabilitating Jew-killing fascists to defend Sebastian Gorka?

Apr 27 9:46am
Tablet's Liel Liebowitz backed Gorka by whitewashing Hungary's WW2 leader as 'only' having killed 20,000 Jews, signalling how some Republican Jews seek an accommodation with the Trump administration and its ethno-nationalist advisers.
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First Read For April 27

Apr 27 9:23am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Trump may visit Israel; Ten detained in Hyper Cacher attack investigation; NASA: No kosher food for astronauts; More...
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Kafe Knesset for April 27

Apr 27 8:19am Jewish Insider
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Bipartisan Congressional Consensus Against Reducing Aid to Jordan

Apr 27 8:17am Jewish Insider
WASHINGTON –  The Trump Administration is proposing a 21\% cut in US economic aid to Jordan, according to an internal State Department memo obtained by Foreign Policy. After...
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Israel attacked Iranian-Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus International Airport early Thursday

Apr 27 7:20am Behold Israel
Third reported strikes carried out in week’s time; Reports confirm Iranian/Hezbollah arms depot hit in strikes; Intelligence Minister: We must prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria.   The Israel Air Force carried out airstrikes close to the … Continue reading →...
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Why Orthodox Jews tried and failed to block Israels first woman Shariah court judge

Apr 27 7:13am
Hana Mansour-Khatib made history this week following decades of opposition to women as religious court judges which united conservatives in both the Muslim and Jewish communities.
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The biblical origins of Israel's Memorial Day

Apr 27 5:52am
How mourning is depicted in the Bible...
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Israel Seeks U.S. Backing to Avert Permanent Iran Foothold in Syria

Apr 27 1:00am Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA
(Reuters) Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball - Israel is seeking an understanding with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday in Washington. Katz insisted that Israel was not asking Washington to commit more forces to Syria, but to achieve this by talking to the Russians, by threatening Iran, by sanctions and other things. ...
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Trump expected to visit Israel in May

Apr 26 5:13pm Behold Israel
Reports released that Trump expected to visit Israel in May following NATO summit; Delegation of 25 to land in Israel Thursday to prepare for president’s visit   United States President Donald Trump is expected to visit Israel at the end … Continue reading →...
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Larry Davids Daughter Has A Hilarious New Web Series

Apr 26 3:28pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
With the same brand of her father’s cringe-worthy humor, it’s been dubbed the millennial ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’...
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Reform Jews warn Netanyahu: Travel ban threatens young U.S. Jews' ties to Israel

Apr 26 1:52pm
URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs warns that new law barring entry to foreigners who support settlement boycotts will deter young North American Jews from engaging with Israel...
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Rasmea Odeh Pleads Guilty To Immigration Fraud

Apr 26 1:41pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Odeh had not told U.S. immigration authorities that she was imprisoned in Israel for committing two terror attacks.
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J Street petition for Trump adviser Gorka to be axed over ties to Hungarian anti-Semites

Apr 26 1:09pm
The group was galvanized by a string of reports which allege that Trump's counter-terrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka, has ties with far-right anti-Semitic groups...
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High Anxiety

Apr 26 12:44pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Two new films — a shiva dark comedy and a David Bezmozgis story — feature dysfunctional Jewish families.
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Majority of hate crimes on New York subways targets Jews, police say

Apr 26 12:25pm
This year, some 22 of 31 hate crimes on the subways targeted Jews; most of these were anti-Semitic graffiti, according to police report...
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U.K. student union ousts president and Israel critic Malia Bouattia

Apr 26 11:28am
The Jewish Student Union says that the newly elected president, Shakira Martin, 'is genuinely committed to ensuring that the student movement stands up for all its members'...
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Leading Haredi rabbi blocks women from serving on Israeli rabbinical courts

Apr 26 11:05am
Rabbi Shteinman won't even countenance appointing women as legal aides, and not as judges...
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Two bad choices for leftists in France

Apr 26 10:41am +972 Magazine
The hope of having a presidential candidate who advocates for genuine change vanished on Sunday, and reality slapped us in the face. We now have to choose between a cheery capitalist and a fascist with a shark’s smile. By Maxime Benatouil PARIS — Some traditions are meant to be kept intact. In spite of technological […]...
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Face-To-Face In The Desert With Ben-Gurion

Apr 26 10:15am Jewish WeekJewish Week
In ‘Epilogue’ six hours of film interviews with David Ben-Gurion create a soulful portrait of Israel’s first prime minister.
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Daily Kickoff: Trump to Israel next month? | The Steinmetz-Kushner partnership | Will Theo Epstein enter politics? | NBA to visit Israel this summer

Apr 26 10:06am Jewish Insider
Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends KAFE KNESSET — by Tal Shalev and JPost’s Lahav Harkov: Israeli sources tell Kafe Knesset that there are...
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Shelters From The Storm, In Crown Heights

Apr 26 10:05am Jewish WeekJewish Week
With plans for two new homeless shelters in Crown Heights, Jewish residents struggle to balance the injunction to care for the poor with fear of increased crime.
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Pols, Leaders Address Community Concerns

Apr 26 9:51am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Annual legislative breakfast comes amid spike in anti-Semitism.
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B'Tselem doesn't take orders from Netanyahu. Nor does the world

Apr 26 9:47am
An entire army of politicians and judges, PR flacks and diplomats, prison guards and Shin Bet security service agents, police officers and soldiers, bureaucrats and clerks is invested in the occupation. And still, Netanyahu is afraid.
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The Lessons Of Never Forget, In Increasingly Perilous Times

Apr 26 9:40am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Rise of nationalism, lack of Holocaust knowledge offer troubling backdrop to Yom HaShoah ceremony.
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Dreyfus Affair In The Age Of Le Pen

Apr 26 9:35am Jewish WeekJewish Week
BAM production gains fresh relevance amid surprising election results.
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Sharp Debate Over CUNY Graduation Speaker

Apr 26 9:32am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Choice of Linda Sarsour touches off anger, reveals divisions.
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UNESCO head to Haaretz: Children learning about Holocaust should also study other genocides

Apr 26 9:16am
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova launches first-ever policy guide for teaching the Holocaust to schoolchildren worldwide at World Jewish Congress...
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Kafe Knesset for April 26

Apr 26 8:46am Jewish Insider
Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Welcome President Trump: Israeli sources tell Kafe Knesset that there are early...
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WATCH: Settlers attack Palestinian school, harass students

Apr 26 5:47am +972 Magazine
Settlers are caught on video throwing stones at a Palestinian school in Burin, and a settlement security guard fires his gun into the air. But the soldiers who arrive on the scene take no action against the attackers.  By Yael Marom School children in the West Bank village of Burin were harassed and attacked by […]...
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Stop calling him 'Dr': The academic fraud of Sebastian Gorka, Trumps terrorism 'expert'

Apr 26 5:25am
The only formally qualified examiner for Gorka’s PhD on a panel packed with personal friends was an extreme right-wing Hungarian MEP who recently advocated putting pigs heads on a fence on the Hungarian border to keep out Muslims.
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Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel

Apr 26 1:00am Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA
(Prensa Latina-Cuba) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the U.S. and Israel of promoting a belligerent policy against Iran. Khamenei ascribed the USA-Israel showdown with Iran to the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, where a characteristic of the prophet's rule emerged and continues emerging. Khamenei stressed that the creation of terrorist groups in the name of the Islamic faith and the initiation of divisions among Muslim nations are among the conspiracies conceived by the U.S. and the devilish Zionist regime to fight Islam.
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Senate Panel Calls for Cutting U.S. Aid to Egypt

Apr 25 11:35pm Jewish Insider
WASHINGTON – In overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion on Tuesday, Senators and three panelists invited by the Appropriations Committee called for Congress to reexamine its $1.3 billion annual funding to...
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Senior IDF officer reports around 100 Hezbollah missiles destroyed in last IAF strikes in Syria

Apr 25 9:26pm Behold Israel
Intelligence officer gives first details of last strikes carried out in Syria; IDF had real-time intelligence of sarin gas attacks, as well as destroyed around 100 Hezbollah rockets   A senior intelligence officer in the IDF reported that approximately 100 … Continue reading →...
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Netanyahu: Dont Support Traitors At Breaking The Silence

Apr 25 7:35pm Israel News Agency
European countries pay Breaking The Silence to slander and destroy Israel. By Herb Brandon Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — April 25, 2017 … Israeli-German relations hit a rare snag on Tuesday, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel because he insisted… Read More » The post Netanyahu: Don’t Support Traitors At Breaking The Silence appeared first on Israel News Agency.
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Everyone has an opinion about women's head coverings. I was no different

Apr 25 6:42pm
There are few issues that serve so effectively as women’s headgear as a mirror for society’s fears, prejudices and concerns about religious orthodoxy...
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French Jews Here Relieved And Concerned

Apr 25 4:59pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Though Le Pen likely to lose in run-off, extremist parties did well.
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Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Surging In 17

Apr 25 4:56pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
‘Extremists feel emboldened,’ ADL chief suggests as explanation for uptick.
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New Chapter In Textbook Wars Is Test For Trump

Apr 25 2:56pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
As PA moves to kill moderate reforms in UNRWA schools, the president should speak up.
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Confessions Of A Bad Mom

Apr 25 2:50pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Artist-writer Orli Auslander (the dark Roz Chast) hides chocolate from her kids (among other things), and feels terrible about it.
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First Read For April 25

Apr 25 1:32pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Students picket at home of Nazi guard in Queens; Anti-Semitic graffiti increasing in subway system; Trump may increase aid to Palestinians; Orthodox prayer book published in German.
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Between Two Zionisms

Apr 25 12:54pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Israel’s ongoing tension is between being a `normal’ country or `a light unto the nations.’...
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Jewish cemetery targeted in Romania in anti-Semitic attack, group says

Apr 25 12:17pm
Monday night's attack in the Romanian capital, in which ten tombstones were smashed, coincided with Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day...
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Germanys foreign minister calls Netanyahus bluff and rightly so

Apr 25 11:26am +972 Magazine
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will learn far more from his meetings with B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence. Given an ultimatum of meeting with Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem or meeting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel very simply made the right choice to forego Netanyahu. And not in order to “defy” […]...
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Daily Kickoff: Dem & GOP Senators on whether Abbas is a partner for peace | Howard Rubensteins advice for Jared | Pences Kushner family connection

Apr 25 10:59am Jewish Insider
Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends DRIVING THE DAY — President Trump will deliver the keynote address at the National Holocaust Memorial Museum’s...
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By nixing German FM meet, Netanyahu ups Israels tyranny a notch

Apr 25 10:13am +972 Magazine
While Netanyahu’s move appears to be extreme, it actually fits coherently with his government’s orchestrated campaign against Israeli human rights organizations. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled his meeting on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel just one hour before it was slated to begin, after the latter refused to cancel scheduled meetings with anti-occupation organizations B’Tselem and […]...
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Kafe Knesset for April 25

Apr 25 8:43am Jewish Insider
It is either me or them: Netanyahu is at war with “Breaking the Silence,” the left-wing NGO which gathers testimonies from IDF soldiers about alleged human rights violations....
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Mapping For Accessibility

Apr 25 7:02am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Why this Occupational Therapist will celebrate her 30th birthday with a unique celebration...
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Making gold out of falafel: Israeli-American restaurateur is up for 'best chef in U.S.' award

Apr 25 6:33am
Besides being a finalist for this top James Beard prize – as well as a few others – Israeli food maven Michael Solomonov has just opened his 10th eatery and is star of a new documentary...
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Hillel must put Jewish diversity and social justice above Israel allegiance

Apr 25 5:24am +972 Magazine
Just as Israel has banned BDS supporters from entering the country and demonizes those who show dissent, Hillel has sent a message to Jewish students that it only recognizes a certain type of Jew, and sees the rest of us as disposable. By Ally Fernandez I am exactly the kind of Jew whom Naftali Bennett […]...
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U.S. Gesture to Iran Undermined Its Own Counterproliferation Efforts

Apr 25 1:00am Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA
(Politico) Josh Meyer - According to a Politico investigation, the White House derailed its own much-touted National Counterproliferation Initiative at a time when it was making unprecedented headway in thwarting Iran's proliferation networks, when President Obama released as a one-time gesture Iranian-born prisoners who were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses last year. Three of the men were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. At the same time, in a series of unpublicized court filings, the Justice Department dropped charges and international arrest warrants against 14 other men for similar activities. When federal prosecutors and agents learned the true extent of the releases, many were shocked and angry. Some had spent years, if not decades, working to penetrate the global proliferation networks that allowed Iranian arms traders to obtain crucial materials for Tehran's illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs. In addition, Justice and State Department officials denied or delayed requests from prosecutors and agents to lure key Iranian fugitives to friendly countries so they could be arrested. Similarly, Justice and State, at times in consultation with the White House, slowed down efforts to extradite some suspects already in custody overseas. Valerie Lincy, executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, said, This is a scandal. The cases bear all the hallmarks of exactly the kinds of national security threats we're still going after. Those investigations were providing U.S. officials with a roadmap of how, exactly, Tehran was clandestinely building its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and were providing key operational details of how the Iranian procurement networks operate.
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Momentum to Delay Senate Sanctions Bill Until After Iranian Election

Apr 25 12:26am Jewish Insider
WASHINGTON – While the Senate Iran sanctions legislation has obtained influential bipartisan co-sponsorship, there is a growing understanding that the bill could be delayed until Tehran’s May 17...
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Israel receives three additional F-35 fighter jets

Apr 24 8:05pm Behold Israel
Israel now has five F-35’s of 50 approved for purchase; Fighter jets to part of Israel’s naval show on Israel’s Independence Day   Israel received three additional F-35 fighter jets on Sunday, the jets to be showed off as part … Continue reading →...
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L.A.s (mostly) forgotten Holocaust wall

Apr 24 7:10pm
The 1966 Wall of the Martyred Six Million in Temple Beth Am ranks as one of the earliest devoted to the Shoah in the United States...
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Is The Holocaust Over?

Apr 24 6:41pm Israel News Agency
By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — April 24, 2017 … Is the Holocaust really over? We know that Adolph Hitler committed suicide with a bullet to the head. We know that US and Russian troops liberated concentration camps including Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Sobibor, Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau. That Jews were hung, shot and gassed to death. That… Read More » The post Is The Holocaust Over? appeared first on Israel News Agency.
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Daily Kickoff: The surprising Trump Whisperer for the Palestinians | Adelson waiting patiently on Embassy | Snap buys patent from Israeli Mobli

Apr 24 11:48am Jewish Insider
Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends THE TRUMP WHISPERERS — NYTimes Names 20 Key Outside Advisors:“Trump Reaches Beyond West Wing for Counsel” by...
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Is there room in Jerusalem for both Jews and Muslims?

Apr 24 9:56am
As Muslims mark Muhammad's night journey to Jerusalem,competing Jewish and Muslim traditions too often stake claims over the city that deny legitimacy to the other.
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First Read For April 24

Apr 24 9:44am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Rabbi pleads guilty to embezzlement; Israel marks Yom HaShoah; AJC criticizes Pope’s ‘concentration camp’ remarks; Israel may not extradite bomb-threat suspect.
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