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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Tenuous political havens for Jewish community

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Boris Johnson performed a momentous service for Britain’s 300,000 Jews: He smashed a burgeoning anti-Semitic movement. Of course, English Jews helped Johnson lead Conservatives and Brexit advocates to an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections just...

November 8, 2010: Political artist Jack Levine died

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Political artist Jack Levine, whose realistic, slightly cartoonish paintings “skewered plutocrats, crooked politicians and human folly,” according to the New York Times, died at 95 on this date in 2010. Levine was a WPA painter...

Politics as Reflection: Even in an Election Year, Real Change Must Come From “Below”

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“What is the good of passing from one untenable position to another, of seeking justification always on the same plane?”-Samuel Beckett, Endgame Again and again, in vain, Americans seek progress in politics.  But as really ought...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony announcing the winners of the Wolf Foundation award, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, on Jan. 16, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Following Trump remark, Rivlin tells Pelosi US-Israel alliance ‘not dependent on one particular party’

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Amid the controversy over U.S. President Donald Trump supposedly questioning the “loyalty” or “lack of knowledge” of Jews who vote for Democrats, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that...
Pat Buchanan. Credit: Screenshot.

Pat Buchanan on relaunch of prominent political talk show ‘The McLaughlin Group’

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Right-wing pundit and anti-Semite Pat Buchanan will be featured as part of the relaunch early next year of the longtime prominent political talk show “The McLaughlin Group” on PBS. Debuting in 1982 and airing for...
Sticker given after a U.S. citizen votes. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

To assist voters, American Jewish Congress launches ‘Jewish Guide to U.S. Politics’

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The American Jewish Congress is launching a one-of-a-kind “Jewish Guide to U.S. Politics,” a platform that summarizes the positions and voting records of the 2020 presidential candidates and all U.S. senators, on relevant facts to ground American Jews...
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War, politics, and planet Earth

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Leaders of the major nation-states on Planet Earth will need to reach a dramatic collective decision. These leaders, long accustomed to belligerent nationalism, will need to align their separate judgments of national interest with...

Jewish former us senator Joe Lieberman finalist for FBI director

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Joe Lieberman, a former independent senator from Connecticut, is one of four final candidates that US President Donald Trump is considering to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, White House officials confirmed on Wednesday. Trump...

Senate confirms David Friedman by 52-46 vote

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The Senate confirmed the nomination of David Friedman for U.S. Ambassador to Israel by a near party-line vote (52-46) on Thursday afternoon. Almost all Senate Democrats voted against Friedman including fellow New Yorkers, Senate...

Jared Kushner Struck Out in His First Foray Into Middle East Diplomacy

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s principal Middle East advisor, embarked on his maiden diplomatic mission even before his father-in-law was inaugurated. His task: get Britain to help scuttle a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing...