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For this prominent Jewish Republican, Trump’s ‘disloyalty’ jab is a bridge too far

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Of the many Jews unsettled by President Donald Trump’s claim that voting for Democrats would demonstrate “disloyalty” to Israel and to other Jews, Lee Zeldin might be in the toughest spot.

The New York congressman, one of only two Jewish Republicans in the U.S....
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Nadler criticizes Tlaib and Omar for sharing controversial cartoon

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rep. Jerry Nadler criticized fellow Democrats Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for sharing a cartoon that shows President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu covering their mouths. Omar, D-MN., and Tlaib, D-MI., were criticized for sharing it last week because the cartoonist Carlos Latuff...
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Justice Dept. office includes link from white nationalist site in daily briefing

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review linked to an article on a white supremacist website in a daily news briefing sent to immigration court employees on Monday.

Buzzfeed News first reported on the move on Thursday, which prompted the Justice Department office to issue an...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is doing well after treatment for tumor on her pancreas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg completed a three-week treatment course for a tumor found on her pancreas, the Supreme Court said Friday.

“The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas.” the court...
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Jewish groups see Trump’s disloyalty remarks as ‘dangerous’ and ‘textbook anti-Semitism’

(JTA) — Mainstream and left-wing Jewish groups called out President Donald Trump as “dangerous” and displaying “textbook anti-Semitism” for accusing Jews who vote for Democrats of being “disloyal.”

“I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat – I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great...
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California high school students make Nazi salute and sing Nazi marching song at awards ceremony

(JTA) — Students at a Southern California high school made a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi marching song at the start of an awards ceremony.

The school district will not say publicly if or how it disciplined the students.

The incident, which took place last year, involved 10 members...
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Here’s what Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were going to do on their trip to Israel and the West Bank

By BEN SALES

WASHINGTON (JTA) — By now it seems clear that Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are not going to be visiting Israel or the Palestinian areas of the West Bank.

Israel’s government announced Thursday that it would not allow the Democratic congresswomen to make their scheduled visit...
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Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging, NYC medical examiner rules

(JTA) — Millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was facing sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of minor girls, died as a result of suicide by hanging, the New York City medical examiner ruled.

Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said Friday in a statement: “After careful review of all investigative...
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Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother curses Donald Trump over canceled West Bank visit

(JTA) — Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother cursed President Donald Trump after he tweeted that she should be happy that her granddaughter was not coming to visit her in the West Bank.

“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib...
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AIPAC and other Jewish groups join prominent lawmakers in criticizing Israel’s decision to ban Tlaib and Omar

(JTA) — Israel’s decision on Thursday to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country has quickly prompted a wave of impassioned responses from across the Jewish community. Pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, and prominent Democratic lawmakers are already objecting to the move. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL., also...
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