His kindergarten teacher: “When we did the ‘What I Want To Be When I Grow Up’ unit, Eric’s answer was ‘president.’”
Israeli media is intrigued by Trump’s Middle East envoy’s decision not to wear his skullcap while meeting with Israelis and Palestinians
Citing an unofficial Gorka quote, the website Tablet claims to have unraveled a Forward story.
This is a timeline to show the unfolding story of Sebastian Gorka — President Trump’s deputy assistant, and his chief adviser on counter-terrorism — has worrying ties to a far-right Hungarian group who were close allies of the Nazis in World War II.
The Six Day War, which broke our 50 years ago next month, was a historic victory for Israel, absolutely. It was also a disaster for Palestinians.
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.
While Gorka patron Steve Bannon is well known, Thomas Saunders III is a lesser-known figure to the general public. But Saunders, a private equity fund manager has been is a major donor to the Republican Party, chairman of the conservative Heritage Foundation and related to Gorka’s wife, Katharine Cornell Gorka.
“Of course he was sworn in,” a leader of a Nazi-allied group tells the Forward.
Israel’s new law barring supporters of boycott from entering the country, has roiled the American Jewish left many of whom fear the ban will leave critics of the Israeli government’s policies unable to enter the Jewish state.
Two hours before half the liberal Jews in Brooklyn were set to turn up at a local synagogue to learn how to resist President Trump, things were feeling a bit precarious at the offices of the city councilman who was organizing the whole thing.
Like many Americans, Tayyib Rashid has been disturbed by the threats of anti-Semitic violence in recent weeks, particularly the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. But unlike many Americans, Rashid, a Muslim veteran of the U.S. Marines, thought he could help do something about it.
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