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Jake Turx is the journalist that President Donald Trump shushed during his press conference yesterday when Turx attempted to ask about rising anti-Semitism in the country.

Afterward, Orthodox news site Matzav attacked Turx in rather vicious terms for bringing disrespect to the community, a charge we refuted.

Then Turx appeared on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, mainly to defend the president from the less-than-ideal optics of the situation. Watch it above and see if you agree with Turx that Trump’s words were “hopeful.”


(Video) Orthodox journalist shushed by Trump now defends him

02/17/2017 9:44 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Australia Foreign Minister says “world should support” alternatives to two-state solution

02/16/2017 4:13 PM

Australia may be open to alternatives to a two-state solution, and so should the rest of the world, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggested Thursday. “The


Hate crimes increased in 2017, led by anti-Semitic incidents, NYPD says

02/16/2017 3:04 PM

2017 has seen an uptick in hate crimes, led by anti-Semitic incidents, according to figures released Thursday by the New York Police Department. Politico, which cited


Donald Trump silences Jewish journalist, blames anti-Semitism on his opponents

02/16/2017 2:36 PM Updated: 2 months ago

President Donald Trump held a press conference today, during which he was asked two questions about anti-Semitism, the first of which he did not allow the


Liberal Jewish leaders react negatively to Trump-Netanyahu meeting

02/16/2017 2:00 PM

While President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu was received warmly by those on Israel’s right, it was greeted with decidedly less enthusiasm


David Friedman regrets, but does not apologize, for ‘kapo’ line

02/16/2017 12:50 PM Updated: 2 months ago

David Friedman, the nominee for ambassador to Israel, did not apologize during his confirmation hearing for saying that members of the liberal organization J-Street are “worse


Israeli right celebrates Trump-Netanyahu meeting as dawn of “a new era”

02/16/2017 11:44 AM Updated: 2 months ago

The joint press conference held Wednesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump was hailed as “historic” Thursday by politicians on Israel’s right. The


Bipartisan team of former ambassadors challenge David Friedman’s credentials

02/16/2017 11:17 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Five former U.S. ambassadors are campaigning to prevent the confirmation of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, calling him “unqualified” and saying he holds “extreme, radical positions” in


Building dedicated by U.S. ambassador to Israel nominee built on privately owned Palestinian land

02/16/2017 8:29 AM

A building in the West Bank settlement of Beit El dedicated by David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, was built on privately


9x as many visitors denied entry to Israel since 2011

02/15/2017 4:08 PM

The past five years have seen a ninefold increase in the number of refused entries into Israel, mainly due to citizens from Georgia, Ukraine, and Egypt


(Video) Trump uses anti-Semitism question to brag about election victory

02/15/2017 3:15 PM

(Video) Bibi actually laughed at Trump’s one-state solution comment

02/15/2017 2:32 PM

Trump ‘can live’ with one-state solution, in shocking but likely meaningless statement

02/15/2017 1:54 PM

  Today, during a joint press conference with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump announced that he “can live” with a one-state solution to the


Bibi and Trump sit down for talk amid great turmoil

02/15/2017 1:04 PM

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday will be the first between the two since Trump’s election. The meeting arrives at


Friedman to apologize for “Kapo” insult, but will it convince anyone?

02/15/2017 11:00 AM

David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee as ambassador to Israel, is expected to apologize Thursday for comments he made comparing liberal Jews to “kapos,” or Jews


Jewish Democrats sponsor bill to remove Steve Bannon from National Security Council

02/14/2017 5:40 PM

A bill urging the removal of President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council is being sponsored by at least 14 Jewish


(Video) U.S. debate champ analyzes how Kellyanne Conway bests the press

02/14/2017 5:09 PM

Ethics office recommends investigation, possible disciplinary action for Conway’s ‘free commercial’ for Ivanka

02/14/2017 3:47 PM

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has recommended that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway be investigated for using her official government office to give free


Kushner’s White House strategy? Be as close to Steve Bannon as possible

02/14/2017 1:48 PM Updated: 2 months ago

In a shipwreck, the natural urge is grab onto anything that floats, and the same perhaps carries over to the White House, which claimed its first


Rabbis, scholars, Shoah survivors object to Trump’s Israel ambassador

02/14/2017 1:12 PM

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel, is facing a wave of protest from rabbis, scholars, and Holocaust survivors for branding activists with