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  • White House: Stephen Bannon is out as chief strategist

    This is a developing story. (JTA) — Stephen Bannon is leaving his position as White House chief strategist. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Friday was Bannon’s last day in the role. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Sanders…

  • Bumble dating app joins forces with ADL to ‘ban all forms of hate’

    (JTA) — The popular dating app Bumble will work with the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Technology and Society for “guidance on identifying all hate symbols.” The app, which as of February had over 12 million users, announced the partnership Thursday on its website. In a statement, the company called on users to report others who…

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says company will donate $1 million to ADL

    (JTA) — Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged that his company will donate $1 million each to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center in the wake of the violent far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Apple also will match employee donations to the two groups and others two for one through September, according to…

  • Johnny Cash’s family slams neo-Nazi who wore fan shirt: ‘We were sickened’

    (JTA) — Johnny Cash’s children took to social media to denounce a neo-Nazi who wore a T-shirt with the singer’s name on it during the Charlottesville far-right rally last weekend. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, Tara and John Carter Cash pointed out that their late father had received humanitarian awards from, among…

  • Republican Jewish Coalition calls on Trump to provide ‘moral clarity’ in rejecting anti-Semitism

    (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition called on President Donald Trump to provide “greater moral clarity in rejecting racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism.” “The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are dangerous anti-Semites,” the group’s national chairman, Norm Coleman, and executive director, Matt Brooks, wrote in a statement posted first on Twitter Wednesday. “As representatives of an…

  • Both Bush presidents condemn anti-Semitism in Charlottesville statement

    (JTA) — Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a joint statement rejecting “racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms.” “As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded by the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed…

  • Police impersonator arrested trying to enter Long Island synagogue

    (JTA) — A 28-year-old New York City man was arrested for pretending to be a police officer in order to enter an Orthodox synagogue in a Long Island suburb. Police arrested Mikhail Mikhaylov of Far Rockaway, Queens, after he entered Young Israel of Woodmere, a synagogue in the heavily Orthodox Five Towns area, at the…

  • Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, forced offline by Google, heads to the dark web

    (JTA) — The neo-Nazi and white supremacist site The Daily Stormer has moved its domain to the dark web after Google and GoDaddy forced it offline. Google booted the site, known as one of the internet’s most prominent anti-Semitic outlets, from its domain name service on Monday for running an article smearing Heather Heyer, the…

  • Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer kicked off GoDaddy domain platform

    (JTA) — GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name seller, will no longer provide service to the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. In response to a tweet Sunday about a Daily Stormer article that smeared Heather Heyer — the 32-year-old killed in the car ramming during Saturday’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia — as a “fat” and…

  • Pink and Regina Spektor write moving messages about the Charlottesville violence: ‘They will not win’

    (JTA) — Jewish celebrities are responding to the “Unite the Right” protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Singers Pink and Regina Spektor both happened to be on tour in Berlin in the aftermath of the Saturday protests, in which hundreds of white supremacists gathered to protest the removal of a Robert…