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World News

Jewish Dems contend with wave of progressives critical of Israel

NEW YORK– After Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez shocked the political world by defeating longtime New York Rep. Joseph Crowley in a Democratic primary last month, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez quickly aligned himself with the former political outsider, saying on a radio show that “she represents the future of our party.”  More...

Jewish? Democratic? Israel’s nation-state law raises questions over the country’s purpose

Last month Israel’s government passed, by a narrow 62-55 margin, a controversial nation-state law, which declared Israel as the “nation-state of the Jewish people.” Scores of liberal critics denounced the measure as an unnecessary and racist provocation, while defenders called it a statement of the obvious. More...

Southern Israeli cities try to get back to normal

(JTA) – Following the most fierce exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza militants since 2014, Southern Israeli towns near the border tried to resume normalcy as a de facto cease-fire went into effect.  More...

Missouri Republican who said ‘Hitler was right’ wins primary

(JTA) – A Missouri Republican who has made anti-Semitic and other bigoted statements handily won a primary for the state’s House of Representatives.  More...

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