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  • Donald Trump, accepting nomination, paints dark picture in pledging to put ‘America first’

    Trump, accepting the Republican presidential nomination, called Israel the United States’ “greatest ally in the region,” and attacked the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

  • 5 Jewish things to expect from Donald Trump (and Ivanka) on Thursday night

    Expect him to bash the Iran deal, praise his Jewish daughter, and have his Jewish daughter praise him.

  • Republicans stick together on Israel — and not much else

    In this crazy year for Republicans, the one thing that’s remained normal is the party’s unconditional support for Israel.

  • Pence, Cruz, Gingrich cite Israel on contentious GOP convention night

    Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said “if the world knows nothing else, it will know this: America stands with Israel.”

  • Donald Trump Jr.’s call for school choice splits Jewish groups

    CLEVELAND (JTA) — An issue of historical concern to American Jews drew waves of applause when Donald Trump Jr. preached about it Tuesday night from the stage of the Republican National Convention. It wasn’t Israel, Iran or the fight against anti-Semitism. It was a call for the government to assist with private school costs, referred…

  • Ben Carson slams Clinton for studying Jewish activist who ‘acknowledged Lucifer’

    CLEVELAND (JTA) — Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson criticized Hillary Clinton for admiring Saul Alinsky, a far-left activist who praised Lucifer in his most famous book. Speaking Tuesday at the tail end of the Republican National Convention, Carson said Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was unfit for the presidency because Alinsky was…

  • At its last Cleveland convention, the GOP nominated a friend of refugees — and Jews

    Monday night, a series of speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland told voters to elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly called for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States. One of the speakers, Sabine Durden, said “crooked Hillary always talks about what she will do for illegal aliens and for refugees. Well,…

  • Fear, loathing and the shortest Donald Trump speech ever

    CLEVELAND (JTA) — It was the biggest surprise of the convention so far: The calmest and shortest speech came from Donald Trump. Just days after he took nearly a half hour of meandering tangents to introduce his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump kept his words to an uncharacteristic minimum Monday when introducing his…

  • Melania Trump says Donald will represent ‘all the people’

    CLEVELAND (JTA) — Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, said her husband does not discriminate based on race or religion. Her speech, which came following a night of attacks on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration’s domestic and military record, seemed to aim for a more positive note in an often…

  • At GOP convention, Jewish delegates cite Israel and style in backing Trump

    CLEVELAND (JTA) — On the day Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican primaries, Marc Zell was ready to resign his position as vice president of Republicans Overseas, the party’s expatriate group. Zell, who lives in Israel, was put off by Trump’s inconsistent statements regarding the country. In particular, he felt insulted when Trump, at a…