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  • Sheldon Adelson ordered to pay damages to Jewish Democratic group

    10/04/2019 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | October 2, 2019 9:44 AM | Marcy Oster
    A federal judge in New York has ordered billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to pay compensatory damages and legal fees to the National Jewish Democratic Council for using “legal sadism” to disband the organization. The NJDC now exists in name only as it works to recover its debts from its legal battle with Adelson that began in 2012. […] Adelson had sued the National Jewish Democratic Council in 2012 over an online petition alleging that the major Republican donor allowed prostitution at his casino in Macau. The petition included a hyperlink to an Associated Press article carrying allegations against Adelson....
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal Claims President Trump's Rhetoric Was a 'Factor' in Mosque Shootings

    03/15/2019 10:01:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told CNN Friday that he believed President Trump’s “rhetoric” may have played a part in the horrific shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 49 dead. "Words have consequences like saying we have an invasion on our border and talking about people as though they were different in some fatal way," Blumenthal said. "I think that the public discourse from the president on down is a factor in some of these actions.” "We know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country, people are talking about 'good people on both sides,'"...
  • Whoa: Rahm Emanuel Slams Ilhan Omar In Damning Opinion Piece

    03/07/2019 11:32:55 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/7/19 | Beth Baumann
    Current Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel penned an opinion piece in The Atlantic on Thursday, condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments. Emanuel's position is far different than other Democrats who say Omar's comments weren't anti-Semitic but rather a criticism of Israel. The Chicago Mayor was blunt about his position, saying, "Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are anti-Semitic." No one is questioning the right of members of Congress and others to criticize Israeli policies. But Omar is crossing a line that should not be crossed in political discourse. Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are...
  • The Populist Right is Less Popular Than You Think

    12/30/2018 8:31:25 PM PST · by OddLane · 107 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 12/31/18 | Paul Gottfried
    It never ceases to amaze me how the populist Right, or what speaks in its name, overestimates its strength both here and in Western Europe. One needn’t be an enemy of these activists to recognize the exaggerated nature of their claims. Those in the media who now demand a border wall insist that the “people” want this goal achieved immediately if not sooner. In fact, according to Ann Coulter, Trump “scammed the American people” by not giving them the wall they’re clamoring for. But according a nationwide poll by The Hill, 51 percent of American voters oppose Trump’s project, while...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Get Out the Vote Ad Warns Trump’s America Heading Toward Nazism

    11/04/2018 3:50:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus starred in an ad for the ‘Multiply Your Vote’ campaign this weekend, warning that the United States is heading toward a political reality similar to that of Nazi Germany unless President Donald Trump’s power is restrained. “Donald Trump, you are the president of all citizens of this country, you should not inflame the hatred of some at the violent expense of others,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins. “We’ve seen Jews subjected to persecution, prejudice, and mass murder for thousands of years. We were all horrified by the horrific slaughter of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue...
  • Why Obama’s former speechwriter calls him the most Jewish president ever [barf]

    09/24/2017 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 19, 2017 6:27pm | Gabe Friedman
    He was just 24, but speechwriter David Litt had already become President Barack Obama’s go-to guy for anything considered “kishke-related.” In Litt’s parlance, that meant he wrote the president’s speeches aiming to connect with Jewish Americans on a gut level — things like holiday and anniversary commemorations, but not, say, Israel or foreign policy. That explains Litt’s presence one Friday night in the White House library in April 2012. A jet-lagged Obama had just returned from a trip to Asia and the last thing on his schedule was to record a video greeting for Passover. “All right,” Obama said grumpily...
  • Haaretz editor declares war on Zionism

    07/18/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 07/18/17 09:27 | updated: 09:31 | David Rosenberg
    An editor of the left-wing Haaretz daily chastised French President Emmanuel Macron for calling anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, praising anti-Zionism as “resistance” against racism and apartheid. Asaf Ronel, the world news editor for Haaretz, criticized Macron’s recent statement that anti-Zionism was a “reinvention” of anti-Semitism. “We will never surrender to the messages of hate; we will not surrender to anti-Zionism because it is a reinvention of anti-Semitism,” said Macron on Sunday. Responding to Macron’s comments via Twitter, Ronel rejected the comparison, and denounced Zionism as being “inherently racist”. Ronel also praised anti-Zionism for “resisting” the evils of modern Zionism....
  • Facebook Tells Employees They Can Protest Trump

    04/18/2017 7:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook officials said they will not punish any employees who choose to take off work May 1 to protest President Donald Trump. Pro-immigration groups, socialist organizations, labor unions, and hundreds of thousands of workers are planning to walk out on their jobs on International Workers Day. “At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a representative told Bloomberg. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.” Facebook told staff about its policy April 14, specifically clarifying...
  • Mandy Patinkin Wonders if 'White Men' in Gov Are the Real 'Bad Guys'

    04/18/2017 9:12:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/14/17 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Friday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, liberal actor Mandy Patinkin of Showtime's Homeland series bizarrely seemed to suggest that "white men" in both the government and the military are "the bad guys" in their dealings with Muslims. His hyperbolic suggestion came as he recalled that the latest season of the show had turned towards a more sympathetic portrayal of Muslims in reaction to charges that the show had stoked anti-Muslim sentiments in previous seasons.
  • Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump

    01/01/2017 5:29:12 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 98 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 01/01/17 | Thomas L. Friedman
    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire adult life and have never met two U.S. leaders more committed to Israel as a Jewish democracy.
  • Clinton Adviser Sid Blumenthal’s New Cause: His Son’s Anti-Israel Book [Flashback]

    09/17/2016 5:14:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/6/13 | Rosie Gray
    A veteran confidant of Hillary Clinton has waded into a bitter argument over the explosive topic of Israel, defending his son’s intensely anti-Israel book from a liberal critic. Sidney Blumenthal, a former New Yorker writer turned Clinton adviser from the White House to the 2008 campaign, has been waging an online campaign against Nation columnist Eric Alterman for negatively reviewing his son Max Blumenthal’s book, Goliath. The book was described by Alterman, himself a frequent critic of Israel, as “awful” and something that “could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).” Clinton Foundation officials refused to...
  • Israeli intellectuals to world Jewry: 'End the occupation' [liberal self-hatred]

    09/14/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 12:58 PM EDT
    Hundreds of Israeli artists and intellectuals are urging world Jewry to challenge Israeli policy toward Palestinians. […] The 470 signatories include authors David Grossman and Amos Oz, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and 20 former Israeli ambassadors. The organization “Save Israel, Stop Occupation” seeks to end Israel’s control of territories it won in the 1967 Mideast war and to establish a Palestinian state. …
  • Rabbi Crosses Communal Line to Work with Controversial Muslim Group

    06/18/2016 12:10:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Forward ^ | June 18, 2016 | Josefin Dolsten
    Prrominent rabbi Marc Schneier has started working with a Muslim advocacy group that has been off-limits to major Jewish groups due to its alleged ties to Hamas and anti-Israel views. “I think it’s time for the Jewish community” to work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Schneier told the Forward over the phone, while recognizing that the group had made “controversial statements about Israel in the past.” Just last month, Schneier, a pioneer in Muslim-Jewish dialogue, started to work with CAIR, the nation’s most high-profile Muslim civil rights group. His organization, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, launched a social media...
  • Israel Has Been Infected by the Seeds of Fascism, Says ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak

    05/23/2016 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 20, 2016 9:43 PM
    Israel has been “infected by the seeds of fascism,” former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said during a TV interview on Friday night. Responding to the resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon earlier in the day, Barak said that it “should be a red light for all of us regarding what’s going on in the government.” “Life-sustaining Zionism and the seeds of fascism cannot live together,” Barak told a Channel 10 interviewer. …
  • Sanders wants Democrat platform to support 'Palestinian rights'

    05/22/2016 6:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 2:55 PM
    Bernie Sanders wants to make “Palestinian rights” more of a priority in the Democratic Party platform, according to a report. The Washington Post reported on Friday that Sanders, the Vermont Independent Senator seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, wants to see changes to a platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations for statehood. Sanders, the only Jewish candidate to ever have won major party nominating contests, has throughout the campaign defended Israel’s right to security, but also has called for an end to “settlement expansion”, and has criticized what he has said has been Israel’s “disproportionate response” to Palestinian terrorism. His grasp...
  • Sanders Yiddish ads blast 'wicked' Netanyahu, rightwing Zionists

    04/19/2016 8:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2016, 10:30 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Both Republican and Democratic candidates have been courting Jewish voters ahead of Tuesday’s New York primary vote, looking for an edge in competitive districts with large Jewish populations. Orthodox Jews, who make up a significant portion of New York’s Jewish population, have become an important bloc in the New York primary for both parties. […] While Orthodox Jews tend to lean more Republican than Democrat by a margin of 55% to 31%, some Hasidic sects, including the staunchly anti-Zionist Satmar, have lent their support in the past to Democratic candidates. Yiddish flyers distributed by a pro-Sanders group and bearing the...
  • Haaretz plumbs 'new low' after calling terror victim a 'racist'

    04/13/2016 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 4/12/2016, 8:53 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) harshly criticized Haaretz Tuesday, after television and film critic Rogel Alpher called a film shown in memory of terror victim Dafna Meir “racist.” “It seems that there’s no limit to the lows Haaretz can reach,” Ben-Dahan stated. “Haaretz stopped being Zionist a long time ago.” “As is typical of leftists, Rogel Alpher — instead of dealing with the unique character of Dafna Meir — threw around the usual leftist accusations, ‘racism’ and ‘occupation’,” he added. A Palestinian teenager stabbed Meir, a mother of six, to death in Othniel in January, in front...
  • 'Zuckerberg don't kill us!' Facebook incitement battle heats up

    01/17/2016 10:37:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 1/17/2016, 7:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    Since the major escalation in Arab terrorist attacks in Israel began at the start of October last year, Israelis have consistently complained about the use of social media to incite terrorism and glorify "martyrdom," and the lack of enforcement by social media companies. [...] Perhaps the worst offender in this regard is Facebook, which now faces legal action over its slow, minimal reaction to the reams of anti-Semitic incitement uploaded daily. Now, the Israeli rights NGO which is leading the legal campaign against Facebook incitement is taking the fight directly to the digital giant's CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Shurat...
  • Congressman: Jesus and Moses Would Oppose Bill Repealing Obamacare and Defunding Planned Parenthood

    01/07/2016 10:13:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2016 | 12:34 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    During Wednesday's House floor debate on a reconciliation bill that would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, Rep. Steve Cohen (D.-Tenn.) argued that Jesus and Moses would oppose what the House was seeking to do. "We just came through Hanukkah and Christmas, and we ought to think a little bit about what Hanukkah and Christmas were about and what Moses and Jesus would be about," said Cohen. "I think they would be about saving lives and about giving everybody an opportunity to live, not patient-centric health care, but people living and getting health care like every other civilized, industrialized country...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...