Rock musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent posted an anti-Semitic graphic to Facebook that suggests prominent Jewish Americans in politics are behind the activism for stronger gun control laws. Here at the National Jewish Democratic Council, we strongly condemn the post, and are troubled by the language targeting Jews of both political parties as being 'punks' and 'evil.'
When Sen. Ted Cruz says “New York Values,” it came across to most as a questionably offensive remark. Now, with Cruz’s latest comment, he is going after Donald Trump, and it’s looking very anti-Semitic. Columnist Dana Milbank for the Washington Post writes:
Are your friends still upset about a 20-year-old customs rule requiring labeling goods made in the West Bank? Read this quick and handy guide to the labeling controversy from the Israel Policy Forum.
Carly Fiorina said that she had never heard President Obama stand up and talk about anti-Semitic attacks against the American Jewish community. She could not be further from the truth.
On this day 100 years ago, January 28 1916, Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis Brandeis as the first Jew to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The nomination was highly controversial among the American public, both because of Brandeis’ progressive political views as well as his religion.
There have been numerous indications in the past that Israel’s defense and intelligence branches don’t share Netanyahu’s glossy assessment of the Iran deal, and Israel’s military chief of staff, Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot, just publicly confirmed it is still the case.
On January 20, GOP Candidate for Illinois’ Third Congressional District and vocal Holocaust denier, Arthur Jones, was kicked off of Illinois’ Republican primary ballot. The Illinois State Board of Elections removed Jones with claims he had no valid signatures on his nominating petitions.
This Wednesday, President Barack Obama will speak at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony at the Embassy of Israel. The event, which takes place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, is the first ceremony for Righteous Among the Nations ever held in the United States.
Compare and contrast: Under George W. Bush, we suffered the worst terrorist attack in history on American soil (thousands murdered on 9/11), we became embroiled in a pointless war in Iraq where 4,000 more Americans were killed, and North Korea acquired nuclear weapons.