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  • Donald Trump: No message for followers who flooded reporter with anti-Semitic abuse

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump said he had no message for supporters who deluged a reporter with anti-Semitic comments after she wrote a critical profile of his wife. “You’ll have to talk to them about it,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said Wednesday on CNN when told of the abusive phone calls, emails and social…

  • Republican Jewish group congratulates Trump but doesn’t praise him

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulated Donald Trump on becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, but otherwise withheld praise for the candidate. “The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates Donald Trump on being the presumptive Presidential nominee of the Republican Party,” said the statement from the group issued Wednesday, a day after it became clear that…

  • Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know they were advising him. In this field, Hillary Clinton’s inner circle of foreign policy advisers stands out for not standing out. The names she…

  • John Kasich drops out, leaving Donald Trump the GOP nominee

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, leaving Donald Trump the nominee. Trump, a real estate magnate who has been sweeping primary contests, was all but guaranteed the party nod Tuesday evening after his closest competitor, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race….

  • Donald Trump set to be Republican presidential nominee, maverick Israel views and all

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee for president after trouncing his opponents in Indiana, driving Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, out of the race. Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, bested Hillary Clinton in Indiana’s primary on Tuesday, but the former secretary of state still has the advantage in the Democratic…

  • ADL to Trump: Come up with something other than ‘America First’

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League called on Donald Trump to abjure the term “America First,” noting its unsavory World War II-era association with anti-Semitism. “The undercurrents of anti-Semitism and bigotry that characterized the America First movement – including the assumption that Jews who opposed the movement had their own agenda and were not acting…

  • U.S. Holocaust museum: Iranian authorities back Holocaust cartoon event

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum challenged a claim by the Iranian foreign minister that Iranian government authorities had nothing to do with a Holocaust cartoon contest. “The organizations associated with the contest are sponsored or supported by government entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Tehran Municipality, and the Ministry of…

  • Levinson son traveled to Iran to find information on his father

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Driven to desperation by what he said have been the White House’s failures, Robert Levinson’s son traveled to Iran to seek information on his father’s whereabouts. “In late February, I traveled to Iran’s Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, where my father was last seen,” Dan Levinson said in an Op-Ed published Thursday…

  • Obama decries rise of anti-Semitism in Jewish heritage month message

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama decried the “rise of anti-Semitism” in his annual proclamation of May as Jewish American Heritage Month. “We cannot pay proper respect to the legacy of Jewish Americans without also reflecting on the rise of anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, and in remembering the lessons of the Holocaust,…

  • Critical profile of Melania Trump unleashes flood of anti-Semitic abuse on reporter

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A reporter who wrote a critical profile of Melania Trump has been deluged with anti-Semitic abuse. Julia Ioffe told the Guardian that on April 28, the day her profile of the Republican presidential nomination frontrunner Donald Trump’s wife appeared in GQ, she had received a phone call playing a speech by Nazi…