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ADL, Israeli politicians condemn Trump’s talk of shared blame for Charlottesville violence

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League joined critics of President Donald Trump in condemning his assertion that there was “blame on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, where neo-Nazis faced off against counterprotesters.

Trump made the remark at a news conference Tuesday in New York, several days after a 32-year-old counterprotester was...
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March for Racial Justice, scheduled for Yom Kippur, seeks ways to include Jews

NEW YORK (JTA) — The March for Racial Justice, scheduled for Yom Kippur, is looking to adjust its schedule to accommodate Jewish marchers.

The date of the march will not be changed, but related events may be held on that Saturday night or the next day.

In a statement Wednesday,...
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Trump again condemns ‘both sides,’ including ‘alt-left,’ for Charlottesville violence

NEW YORK (JTA) — President Donald Trump reverted to blaming left-wing counterprotesters along with white supremacists for the violence that erupted at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In startling, off-the-cuff comments at a news conference Tuesday in New York, the president appeared to backtrack from his statement Monday that...
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Both Bush presidents condemn anti-Semitism in Charlottesville statement

(JTA) — Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a joint statement rejecting “racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms.”

“As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded by the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are...
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Boston Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer

BOSTON (JTA) – A pane of glass was shattered Monday evening at the New England Holocaust Memorial, the second time in less than two months the memorial was vandalized.

One person, a 17-year-old juvenile male, is in custody for the alleged vandalism, a spokesman with the Boston Police Department told JTA....
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Charlottesville’s Jewish mayor is an expert on demagogues, and now on anti-Semitism

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (JTA) — Michael Signer, the Jewish mayor of Charlottesville, has one thing in common with the white supremacists who descended on his southern Virginia city over the weekend: He also opposed the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Of course, Signer’s reasons for preserving...
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First Person: The day the Nazi called me Shlomo

By RON KAMPEAS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (JTA) — The white supremacists, for all their vaunted purpose, appeared to be disoriented.

Some 500 had gathered at a park here Saturday to protest this southern Virginia city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the park. Pressured by the American...
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As Israel faces growing threat from enemy drones, science fiction comes to life

By YAAKOV LAPPIN

(JNS.org) — A quadcopter from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel earlier this month, and the IDF released a short message, saying a unit had arrived to take it away for checks. The seemingly mundane incident is, in fact, indicative of a growing trend: the...
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Ivanka Trump condemns white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

(JTA) — Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, condemned a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka Trump tweeted Sunday morning from her personal Twitter page.

“We must all come together as Americans — and...
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One dead as car plows through anti-white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (JTA) — A car traveling at a high speed plowed through a crowd during protests against a white supremacist gathering, killing one person and injuring at least five.

At least one of the injured was in critical condition, sources close to law enforcement told JTA on Saturday. A...
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