• WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21:  (AFP OUT) President Donald Trump delivers remarks after touring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture on February 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump was joined by Dr. Ben Carson and Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

    After much prodding, Trump condemns anti-Semitism

    (JTA) — President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism a day after bomb threats to at least 10 Jewish community centers across the country and a large-scale cemetery vandalism in the St. Louis area.

    Under pressure to condemn anti-Semitism in the wake of what has been called an uptick in incidents since he was elected, Trump told MSNBC on Tuesday morning, “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop.”

    The president made the remarks at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., after taking a tour. His daughter Ivanka was with him on...
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  • NBA All-Stars honor Tal Brody at film showing

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    By ALAN SMASON

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) held its All-Star weekend in New Orleans February 18-19 for the second time in three years and, due to the efforts of the Maccabi USA organization, Israeli basketball legend and Goodwill Ambassador Tal Brody returned to the Crescent City once again.

    Brody,...
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    Tulane ‘Shabbat 1000′ biggest to date

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    By JOSH AXELROD, Special to the CCJN

    At Tulane University, a school where 27 percent of the student body is comprised of Jews, Shabbat, is no minor matter. Yet, despite the hundreds of students who show up to weekly dinners, Rabbi Leibel Lipskier, the undergraduate director of the Rohr Chabad...
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Iran’s Khamenei calls for Palestinian intifada, Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’

(JNS.org) — Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the Palestinians to pursue another intifada against Israel while claiming the Israeli government is a “cancerous tumor” that should be confronted.

“The people of Palestine have no option other than...
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NJ yeshiva alumni, former staff implore graduate Jared Kushner to help halt refugee ban 

(JTA) — Some 180 alumni and former staff of a New Jersey yeshiva high school implored graduate Jared Kushner to use his influence with President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, to ease the path for refugees coming to the United States.

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Jewish governor of Missouri, Muslim activists pitching in to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

(JTA) — The Jewish governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, said he will volunteer to help repair a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery where at least 170 gravestones were toppled over the weekend.

Meanwhile, two Muslim activists have launched a crowdfunding campaign...
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Breaking News

Jewish groups seek action from Trump to match his words on anti-Semitism

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) – He hates it, he really hates it. Now what’s he going to do about it?

President Donald Trump on Tuesday culminated three weeks of missed opportunities to condemn anti-Semitism and doubling down on missed...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Trump, the Jews and the political weaponization of anti-Semitism

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

(JTA) — Was that so hard?

At some point in the past week, it looked like President Donald Trump was never going to use “anti-Semitism” in a sentence. It took a fourth series of hoax bomb threats at...
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