Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Trump attacks Diversity Visa Lottery

Trump’s sweeping condemnation of an immigration program in place since 1990 baffled Charles Schumer By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Charles Schumer and Donald Trump like tweaking one another on a broad range of issues. In October alone, the president chided the New York senator for wanting to preserve the Iran deal he once opposed, […]

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Community Security Service aims to keep synagogues safe

CSS is trying to be the gold standard for synagogue self-defense By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — On a typical Shabbat in Teaneck, New Jersey, streets are blocked off outside of major synagogues. Uniformed off-duty police officers, paid by the synagogues for the morning, stand near a cruiser parked nearby or direct traffic on […]

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Political turmoil in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon concerns Israel

Mohammed bin Salman, the recently minted Saudi crown prince, has placed his rivals under house arrest By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign — and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is Jared Kushner in all this? And […]