Senior leaders of the far-right Hungarian group Vitézi Rend—listed by the State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II—tell the Forward that Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism advisor, is a lifelong sworn member of their order.
The Anti-Defamation League has called on Sebastian Gorka, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, to clearly disavow “the message and outlook” of anti-Semitic organizations such as those he worked with while living in Hungary.
Gorka launched his own political party in Hungary with two prominent former members of Jobbik, a party with a well known history of anti-Semitism.
College campuses today can whiplash many young Jews with two seemingly contradictory big ideas: the importance of openness, equality and non-discrimination; and the importance of taking pride in and asserting the values that stem from one’s own cultural background. An investigation by the Forward in September demonstrated that the tension between these two principles was nowhere more evident than in Jewish fraternities. And the largest of those fraternities, AEPi, has been at the nexus of this tension.
Does the Palestinian Authority subsidize terrorists? And if so, do American funds, which help to keep the P.A. afloat, effectively do so, too?
From Madagascar to Zimbabwe, Jews, would-be Jews and thousands of Africans who are simply Jewish-curious are turning up. The phenomenon is continent-wide, and growing.
The June 27 Supreme Court decision Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt promised a sea change in this reality, provoking abortion rights advocates to cheer. But that was before the election of Donald Trump, who has vowed to restore a conservative majority to the Supreme Court.
Many Jewish activists have rallied to the Black Lives Matter cause. But Jews have also been active within the ranks of the police, and within the halls of governments, where key policies are made—or not.
President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointment of David Friedman, a supporter of the radical right-wing settler movement in Israel, as his ambassador to the Jewish state has given a huge shot in the arm to exclusively Jewish settlements in the West Bank whose expansion up to now Washington has opposed as illegitimate and an obstacle to peace.