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Democrats scramble for a unique message that appeals to Jewish millennials

Democrats scramble for a unique message that appeals to Jewish millennials

Whereas older Jewish Democrats once coalesced around Israel as an issue, that’s a harder sell for younger Jewish Democrats, who increasingly question the actions of its hawkish government.

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Jennifer Merecki and Andy Boyd, Bernie Sanders delegates from Montana, believe the United States should cease sending foreign aid to Israel and should instead work to end what they see as oppression of Palestinians. (Ben Sales)

Democrats seek unity on Israel, but cracks begin to show

Bernie Sanders waving to the crowd after the Vermont delegation cast their votes during roll call on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sanders moves to secure Clinton’s nomination

A French flag flies at half mast at an empty beach on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 15, 2016 in Nice, France. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

For Jews of Nice, terrorist attack came as no surprise

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United States

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) speaks as Comedian/actress Sarah Silverman speaks looks on during the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

How Sarah Silverman delivered the Democratic convention’s defining one-liner

"To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people," she said, "you’re being ridiculous.”

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Israel & Middle East


Demoz Deboch praying in the synagogue at the Jewish compound in Gondar, Ethiopia in 2013. (Facebook)


Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home

At a Jewish-run compound in Ethiopia, men, women and children dream of moving to Israel — if Israel will let them.

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French police officers and fire engine at the scene of a hostage-taking at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France, July 26, 2016. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly attack on French church is attack against all religions, European Jewish Congress says

Two assailants who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State killed an 84-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person before being shot dead by police.

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Life & Culture

James Schamus, left, and Logan Lerman on the set of "Indignation." (Alison Cohen Rosa)

‘Indignation’ brings Philip Roth’s novel about anti-Semitism to the big screen

James Schamus’ adaptation traces the effects of institutional anti-Semitism on a “nice Jewish boy” attending a conservative college in the Midwest in 1951.

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