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Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies

Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Tuesday 02/14/2017
Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
Posted: February 14, 2017

NEW YORK— Over 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his native Poland.

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
Colorado family files civil rights complaint over teen’s anti-Semitic harassment at school
Posted: February 08, 2017

A Jewish eighth-grader in Colorado filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education over allegations of anti-Semitic harassment.

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NY commuters clean Nazi graffiti off subway car with hand sanitizer
Posted: February 08, 2017

Commuters on a New York City subway used hand sanitizer to clean away swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti drawn in permanent marker on the train's maps, advertisements and windows.

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Disability advocates worried about health care repeal
Posted: February 08, 2017

At the recent Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, one question on the minds of elected officials and the 180 advocates they met with was this: How will the disabled population continue to receive adequate services if the Affordable Care Act is scrapped as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have promised?

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Tuesday 02/07/2017
Betsy DeVos narrowly confirmed as education secretary in historic vote
Posted: February 07, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker in a historic 51-50 vote.

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19 rabbis arrested during protest at Trump hotel
Posted: February 07, 2017

NEW YORK – Nineteen rabbis were arrested at a protest of President Donald Trump's refugee ban in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City.

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court, eliciting mixed Jewish reactions
Posted: February 01, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated to the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch, a federal judge known to favor protections of religious belief in the public square and for business owners.

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With history in mind, Jews across US join airport protests of Trump refugee ban
Posted: February 01, 2017

DULLES, Va. – The Israeli-born high-tech millionaire gathered his family after turning on CNN. The rabbi who leads an interfaith group got a text from a Muslim friend. The corporate lawyer was tracking a pro-bono email list she's on.

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
Trump and his inaugural signal major shifts
Posted: January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – Kenneth Manny, a veteran of the Vietnam War, flew up from Florida the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration because he’d grown exasperated with business as usual in Washington.

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