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May 20, 2016  RSS feed
World News

Sheldon Adelson appeals to Republican Jewish leaders to support Trump

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sheldon Adelson asked other Republican Jewish leaders to back Donald Trump.  The Associated Press obtained an email Adelson sent to more than 50 members of the Republican Jewish Coalition in which he asks them to support Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.  More...

Melania Trump: Attacks on Jewish reporter went ‘too far’ but her fans were ‘provoked’

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Melania Trump said critics who deluged a reporter with anti- Semitic abuse went too far, but also said the reporter “provoked” the onslaught with her critical profile of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s wife.  More...

Accused would-be Florida synagogue bomber pleads not guilty

(JTA) – James Medina, a convert to Islam from Hollywood, pleaded not guilty in federal court May 16 to the charge that he plotted to bomb a Miami-area synagogue.  Medina, 40, was arrested by the FBI on April 29 while approaching the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center with what he believed was a bomb. He was furnished with the real looking but fake bomb by an FBI informant.  More...

2 vacationing Hasidic Jews drown in Miami-area beach accident

(JTA) – Two Hasidic Jews from New York drowned May 17 in a riptide that pulled five people into the ocean at a South Florida beach.  More...

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