Washington Jewish Week: In the Trumpification of the GOP, rising threats confront Jewish Americans

I am afraid. Each day brings news anew that our nation has lost its moral bearings. Whether it’s the president embracing a dictator while scorning cherished allies, border patrol agents ripping families apart or the rising attacks on minorities, I worry that cruelty, insularity and bullying are becoming the hallmarks of our great nation. Recently,…

JTA: Campaign robocall refers to Sen. Dianne Feinstein as ‘traitorous’ Jew

A robocall against California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein used anti-Semitic slurs and urged listeners to support the campaign of her neo-Nazi challenger. The 90-second call refers to Feinstein as a “traitorous” Jew and “an Israeli citizen pretending to be an American.” Patrick Little, who is running as a Republican, is polling at 18 percent behind…

Haaretz: Abbas apologizes to ‘Jewish People’ for offensive comments, condemning Holocaust and anti-Semitism

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas apologized Friday for comments he made last week which were widely decried as anti-Semitic. “If people were offended by my statement, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full…