WASHINGTON (JTA) — Cornel West, whose appointment by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party platform drafting committee raised pro-Israel hackles, said he is endorsing the Green Party candidate for the presidency. “I am supporting Jill Stein,” the philosopher wrote Thursday in The Guardian. “I have a deep love for my brother Bernie Sanders, but I…126
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Party convention is asking Sheldon Adelson to cover a $6 million shortfall triggered by sponsors walking out over the nominee, Donald Trump. Politico reported Thursday that the appeal to the casino magnate came July 12, just six days before the July 18 launch of the convention in Cleveland. The convention…
An attacker killed at least 75 people and injured scores when he drove a truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, local media quoted officials as saying.4
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Mexican soccer mogul referred to a Jewish Fox Sports commentator using the canard associating Jews and finance. ‘You’re Jewish, you bring the very essence of commercialism and it’s a simple rule,” said Jose Luis Higuera, CEO of the Ominilife Chivas group, which owns the Chivas soccer team, the most…
The debate on accessible birth control has been framed as if it’s the faithful versus the godless, but that is far from the case.
(JTA) — UCLA has reprimanded the former president of its Graduate Student Association for threatening to withhold funding for an event were it to promote divestment from Israel. Jewish organizations complained this week about the investigation by the university’s Discrimination Prevention Office that concluded last month. Complaints from Students for Justice in Palestine and the campus Diversity…5
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Someone else paid Donald Trump’s pledged contribution to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Washington Post. The Post reported Thursday that Trump promised the group a donation in 2007. FIDF spokesman Ryan Greiss told the newspaper that someone else made good on the pledge. Greiss would not identify…
The New York Observer is pulling the plug on open letters from writers that criticize the paper — and its controversial relationship to Donald Trump.24
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein may not be kosher in the eyes of Israel’s chief rabbinate, but he is good enough for Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump.28
British authorities brought a man charged with threatening a member of the British Parliament to court Wednesday, July 13, according to Jewish News Online. Authorities charged the man, John Nimmo, 28, with sending a message causing anxiety or distress. The motive for the threats remains unclear.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday apologized for statements she made criticizing Republican presidential contender Donald Trump.10
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