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90 Holocaust remembrance institutions, 70 scholars decry rise in hate speech

Ninety U.S. Holocaust remembrance institutions, and more than 70 individual scholars and educators, have decried a rise in intolerance and hate speech.

Wednesday 12/07/2016
State Department: Outpost bill ‘profoundly damaging’ to peace prospects
Posted: December 07, 2016

The U.S. State Department said it was “profoundly concerned” about a controversial bill that would help legalize West Bank outposts built on Palestinian land.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Trump’s defense chief pick said Israel can be a pain, but few in pro-Israel camp seem to care. Why?
Posted: December 06, 2016

WASHINGTON  — President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for defense secretary is on the record decrying the burdens that Israel places on the United States and warning that the Jewish state could be headed toward apartheid. And with one notable exception, the right-wing pro-Israel community is enthusiastically on board.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Lawmakers to challenge Obama’s limit on defense aid for Israel
Posted: November 30, 2016

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are vowing to challenge a limit on U.S. defense aid for Israel that President Barack Obama included in the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the two nations.

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Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists
Posted: November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON – Add sweeping school reforms – and with them, funding for private schools that Orthodox groups embrace and secular Jewish groups fear -- to the campaign promises that Donald Trump plans to fulfill.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
100 anti-Semitic incidents reported in US post-election, watchdog finds
Posted: November 29, 2016

One hundred anti-Semitic incidents occurred in the 10 days following the presidential election, representing about 12 percent of hate incidents in the U.S. recorded by a civil rights watchdog.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Trump says he does not want to ‘energize’ white supremacists, defends Bannon
Posted: November 22, 2016

WASHINGTON  — President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to find out if and why he is “energizing” white supremacists.

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CNN apologizes for banner questioning ‘if Jews are people’
Posted: November 22, 2016

CNN apologized for a banner flashed onscreen during a segment on white supremacist groups which read, “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people.”

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Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinners
Posted: November 22, 2016

 Jewish organizations launched an initiative encouraging young Jews to use Shabbat dinner as a way to promote dialogue about the results of the 2016 presidential election.

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Jewish opposition grows to Keith Ellison’s bid to head Democratic National Committee
Posted: November 22, 2016

WASHINGTON—A growing number of pro-Israel activists and Jewish community figures are expressing concern that Minnesota’s U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will turn the Democratic Party away from Israel if he is elected party chairman.

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