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At least 10 more JCCs receive bomb threats

02/20/2017 2:49 PM

Jewish community centers across five U.S. states received bomb threats today, the fourth wave of such threats since the beginning of 2017. At least 10 JCCs

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While Time Warner waits for merger OK, Jared Kushner meets with execs to blast CNN coverage

02/17/2017 12:07 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, met with Time Warner executives to blast CNN, the news


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.”

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(Video) Orthodox journalist shushed by Trump now defends him

02/17/2017 9:44 AM Updated: 1 week ago
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Donald Trump silences Jewish journalist, blames anti-Semitism on his opponents

02/16/2017 2:36 PM Updated: 1 week 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

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

02/16/2017 12:50 PM Updated: 1 week 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

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

02/15/2017 3:15 PM
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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

The Today Show isn’t known for its hard-edged journalism, but White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway brought out the Edward R. Murrow in Today host Matt Lauer today. Conway was attempted to spin the recent resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, saying that his service became “untenable” once it was discovered that Flynn hadn’t told the truth to Vice President Mike Pence about a phonecall to the Russian ambassador. Lauer points out that the White House knew about Flynn’s deception for weeks and did nothing, saying that Conway’s argument “makes no sense.” Watch the heated exchange above.

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(Video) Matt Lauer to Kellyanne Conway: “That makes no sense”

02/14/2017 10:27 AM
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The worst crime committed by Elliot Abrams, Trump’s dumped deputy secretary of State pick, wasn’t against the law

02/13/2017 3:41 PM

Elliot Abrams is many men in one–an old-pro at the State department, a staunch neoconservative, and a convicted criminal, having pled guilty to two charges of

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Trump shows off latest Israel strategy in new interview: continuity

02/10/2017 9:19 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump said today that further settlement construction will not aid the peace process and implored Israel to “act reasonably.” Overall, the interview with newspaper

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(Video) Watch Sen. Blumenthal defend himself from Trump attacks

02/09/2017 12:36 PM
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Donald Trump, Sean Spicer, and Democrats should all be citing Harry Truman today

02/08/2017 4:47 PM

President Donald Trump is coming under attack today for the same reason he usually is–attacking others, in this case Nordstrom, the department store that recently made

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Report: Jordan behind Trump’s sudden Israel shift

02/08/2017 1:27 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

The White House’s press release last week, which stated that further Israeli settlement construction “may not be helpful” to the peace process, caught many off-guard, as

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Trump aide’s dismissal shows how little they understand Holocaust criticism

02/07/2017 6:04 PM

  Yesterday, Sebastian Gorka, who is currently serving as Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump, spoke to conservative talk show host Michael Medved about the controversy regarding the

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New York congressman tries, fails to advance resolution responding to Trump Holocaust statement

02/07/2017 4:12 PM

  Rep. Joe Crowley of New York tried today to force the House of Representatives to vote on a resolution responding to Pres. Donald Trump’s statement

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After kicking him out of Trump team, Jared Kushner unseats Chris Christie on New Jersey power ranking

02/07/2017 12:43 PM

NJBIZ released their annual ranking yesterday of the most powerful people in New Jersey business, and it includes some embarrassing news for the state’s governor, Chris

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Stephen Bannon: American Jews are “enablers of jihad”

02/05/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Stephen Bannon, special adviser to President Donald Trump, once described American Jews as “enablers of jihad” in the treatment of an unmade documentary, the Washington Post reports. The

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Israeli diplomat responds to Trump’s settlements pushback

02/03/2017 12:57 PM

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, responded to the White House Thursday saying that new settlement construction was “not helpful” to peace. Danon attempts

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Trump still davening for ratings

02/02/2017 10:05 AM

The National Prayer Breakfast is the first Thursday of February every year and usually features the president making a religious speech and listening to various religious

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(Video) Ivanka joins her father on surprise trip

02/01/2017 5:49 PM