After a few days of bad press, Donald Trump in February disavowed the support of white supremacist and “Make America Great Again” super fan David Duke. But eight months after getting dumped by Trump, Duke just can’t quit the Republican nominee.
(JTA) — An American flag was desecrated with anti-Semitic messages and then thrown in front of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida. Messages on the flag, discovered on a wall in front of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in south Tampa, blamed Jews for media bias and immigration policies, WTSP, the Tampa-area CBS affiliate, reported. The flag was…10
(JTA) — Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency…8
eldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and political donor extraordinaire, has an unlikely benefactor – the citizens of Nevada. As part of a consortium of investors helping the Oakland Raiders move to the nation’s gambling capital, Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands company helped push through the state legislature $750 million in public funding to build a football stadium in the city.
(JTA) — U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte confused Yom Kippur and a Canadian national holiday during an interview. Lochte’s publicist said during an interview with the swimmer and New York Magazine reporter Jessica Pressler published on Sunday that she was able to get away from the office to join the interview at a mall in…9
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A top Reform movement rabbi said it “defies belief” that Donald Trump is unaware of anti-Semitic associations in his campaign rhetoric. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, released his statement Friday, Oct. 14, a day after the Republican presidential nominee delivered a speech in West Palm Beach,…7
(JTA) — American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has not been in contact with the Swedish Academy since it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature last week. Dylan also has not made a public statement about the honor, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, told Swedish…8
UNESCO’s executive board will revisit the recent resolution adopted on Jerusalem at the behest of the Mexican government, which seeks to change its vote. Mexico voted in favor of the resolution last week, but triggered a special clause allowing them to demand a recast vote in order to change its decision.7
Howard Stern, on his Monday show, went on air to explain his decision not to re-air old tapes of Donald Trump making misogynistic comments.6
Israelis might be in the mood for some American tough love: a new poll indicates they want Hillary Clinton for the presidency, but think Trump push the Jewish state less on getting back to the negotiating table with Palestinians.5
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