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Cruz woos Jews

Cruz woos Jews

LAS VEGAS — Ted Cruz came here to woo Republican Jews last weekend, and in the absence of his opponents came away with qualified support based not on who he is but who he is not — Donald Trump.

Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich skipped the spring meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, leaving Cruz as the sole hopeful to address the 560 Jews packed into a conference room at the Venetian casino resort.

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At AIPAC, Trump changes tune on Israel

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, staking out a pro-Israel position that had nary a mention of the neutrality he had asserted earlier, earned an enthusiastic response to his speech at AIPAC’s annual conference. The real estate billionaire and frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, speaking Monday, March 21, to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, softened two positions that have created unease among pro-Israel activists — his insistence on remaining “neutral” in bro...
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At AIPAC, Clinton calls Trump 'feckless'

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton derided Donald Trump as a feckless negotiator and told AIPAC that “walking away” from the Middle East was not an option for the US, a broadside against the Republican frontrunner that signaled her general election strategy. “We need steady hands, not a president who says he is neutral on Monday, pro-Israel on Tuesday and who knows what on Wednesday,” the former secretary of state and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nod said Monday, March 21, in...
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Ahead of Iowa, presidential candidate round-up

Ahead of Iowa, presidential candidate round-upWASHINGTON — On Monday, Feb. 1, Iowans will gather to launch the 2016 presidential election with an arcane ritual — the caucus. In living rooms and meeting halls throughout the state, caucus-goers will group themselves into clusters according to which presidential candidate they favor. By the end of the day, two real-life winners will emerge: not a “leader in the polls,” not a “likely frontrunner,” but the Democrat and Republican who will have secured Iowa’s delegation to the par...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:53 )

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JTA News

Bernie Sanders expects ‘consensus’ on Palestinian rights at Democratic convention

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders said he expected his views on Palestinians rights to be reflected at the Democratic National Convention, and his appointees to the party’s platform draf... [Link]

Teenage mom in Israel says she was harrassed while breastfeeding

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A teenage mother in Israel said she was harassed and assaulted while breastfeeding her baby at a municipal building in Ashdod. The alleged victim, a 17-year-old woman identified by Is... [Link]

Citing own exclusion, London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — London’s newly-elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a Muslim Labour politician who won the May... [Link]

State Dept.: Coalition deal ‘raises legitimate questions’ on Israel’s path

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — In a first official statement to the coalition pact signed between Likud and the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, a State Department spokesman said this “raises legitimate questions... [Link]

Interfaith couple files complaint against Illinois hotel owner who refused to host wedding

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Wisconsin couple filed a discrimination charge against an Illinois hotel owner who allegedly refused to host their interfaith wedding because it was not religious. Alexandra Katzman and Jo... [Link]

People keep asking New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz if he’s Jewish

Gabe Friedman Is New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz Jewish? It was a question fans were asking themselves last season during the team’s run to the World Series. Despite his surname, which is a syllable away f... [Link]

French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – A French court of appeals ordered the re-incarceration of a terror suspect who had been released to house arrest while standing trial for the killing of four Jews in 1980. The Paris Court of... [Link]

Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Museum of the Jewish People

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated a new wing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv. The new wing, spanning 25,000 square feet, is one of the products o... [Link]

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