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World News

CNN fires Lord for ‘Sieg Heil!’ tweet

(JTA) – CNN severed ties with prominent Donald Trump defender Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan administration staffer, after he tweeted the words “Sieg Heil!” at a liberal activist. “Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement.  More...

Who owns America’s oldest synagogue? It’s a 350-year-old argument

NEW YORK – The story of America’s oldest synagogue, as told by retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, is the story of American Jewish history.  More...

Netanyahu decries ‘fake news,’ calls investigations ‘witch hunt’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently the subject of multiple corruption investigations, lashed out at the media at a rally attended by thousands of Likud Party supporters.  Coalition chairman and Likud lawmaker David Bitan, organized the rally because, he said, Netanyahu is being “persecuted” by the media and the opposition.  More...

Jewish groups spar over Trump’s National Security Advisor McMaster’s Israel

(JTA) – Jewish organizations sparred over the views of H.R. McMaster, the national security advisor, with the Zionist Organization of America attacking him as anti-Israel and the American Jewish Committee defending him.  ZOA, one of the few Jewish organizations to consistently defend President Donald Trump, issued a report on Thursday, Aug. 10, sharply critical of McMaster.  More...

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