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Bernie Sanders on Israel and Jewishness

By TTN

There’s a new Jewish Currents article regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness (“What Being Jewish Means to Bernie“).  Although the JC piece was fairly good, it left out one or more instances during his 2016 campaign when he was heckled for supporting Israel’s existence and effectively shut down this kind of attack.  While this TTN post should […]

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A Jewish Trademark on ‘Concentration Camps’?

By TTN Blog

On June 18th, the Jewish Community Council of Greater New York (JCRC) addressed an open letter of complaint to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling detention centers for unauthorized border crossers, “concentration camps.”  In her defense, she referred to a recent book about non-Holocaust uses of the term, and also tweeted that she was not talking about […]

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Let Omar Barghouti Into US

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The following statement is a reaction to the news that the United States is denying a visa to Omar Barghouti, the founder of the BDS movement, who was attempting to fly from Israel to the US to attend his daughter’s wedding and conduct a lecture tour:  The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) urges the federal […]

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‘Dual Loyalty’? A Liberal Jew Pleads ‘Guilty’

By TTN

The following is most of a Facebook post on the issues swirling around Rep. Ilhan Omar by Walter Ruby, a veteran journalist (posted here at TTN, with his approval): • Ilhan Omar has made me and many American Jews extremely uncomfortable by asserting that US support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins” and raising the […]

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NY Times’ Bari Weiss: Liberal-ish Conservative Jew

By Ralph Seliger

NY Times opinion editor and writer, Bari Weiss, has a heart of gold who hits the right notes for most liberal defenders of Israel and Jews — but not necessarily with the right emphasis.  Speaking from the stage of the ornate sanctuary of New York’s Temple Emanu-El, in an event organized by the Streicker Center, its […]

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TTN Debates Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweets

By TTN Blog

Ilhan Omar, the Somali-American immigrant newly elected to the US House of Representatives from Minnesota, has reopened a can of worms with her “It’s all about the Benjamins” tweet, especially when she responded to the opinion editor at The Forward, Batya Ungar-Sargon, that she was referring to AIPAC buying support for Israel.  Reminding people of […]

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Alice Walker Embraces Antisemitic Writer

By TTN Blog

Best-selling writer Alice Walker has revealed a truth about herself that previously was not seen by TTN editor Ralph Seliger, when he wrote about her strident anti-Israel views back in 2012: she embraces antisemitic conspiratorial thinking about Jews. This JTA/Times of Israel article sums it up, and there is this JTA/TOI follow-up, reporting on how Walker […]

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