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Election 2016

Jared Kushner says Russia charges ‘ridicule’ Trump voters

In a rare public statement, Jared Kushner insisted he did not collude with Russia and said the query into suspicions of a relationship between...

Abu Trump, an apt comparison

Of all the misleading metaphors the critics of President Donald Trump have used, the least apt, and most despicable, is Hitler. It’s an easy go-to,...

Reed Cordish expected to join Trump administration

Questions remain whether Jared Kushner will join the incoming Trump administration in a formal White House role. While lawyers are left to address anti-nepotism law questions, Kushner is busying himself with helping close friends line up West Wing positions.

Trump’s Israel envoy pick rattles Liberal U.S. Jews

Nearly six years ago, when President Barack Obama was set to elevate one of his top emissaries to the Jewish community to the Israel ambassadorship, Dan Shapiro asked for — and got — the endorsement of one of Obama’s fiercest pro-Israel critics.

Suit brought by Holocaust claims lawyer unearths Clinton emails warrant

A federal judge in New York unsealed a search warrant on Dec. 20 that the FBI used to re-open the Hillary Clinton emails case just days before the election.

Trump’s ambassador to Israel on ADL: ‘They’re morons’

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has come under fire for comments he made during the presidential election about J Street, who he described as “worse than Kapos.”

Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, where he will ‘work from Jerusalem’

President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedman will serve from Jerusalem and describing the city as “Israel’s eternal capital.’

WATCH: Morning Joe panel on Tillerson and Israel

Lingering questions about the expected appointment of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and his unknown stance on Israel was a topic of discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program Monday morning.

The ADL director and the war against hate in Trump’s America

When Jonathan Greenblatt took the top job at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in July 2015, Donald Trump was an outside candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and a favorite punch line of TV pundits.

Trump’s defense chief pick said Israel can be a pain, but few in pro-Israel camp seem to care. Why?

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for defense secretary is on the record decrying the burdens that Israel places on the United States and warning that the Jewish state could be headed toward apartheid.

4 liberal Jewish groups join call on Trump to nix national security adviser choice

Four liberal Jewish groups have joined a drive calling on President-elect Donald Trump to rescind the choice of Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, citing the general’s hostility to Islam and his retweeting an anti-Semitic tweet.

Poll: Donald Trump will be ‘pro-Israel president,’ most Israelis believe

Some 83 percent of Israelis believe that President-elect Donald Trump will be a “pro-Israel president,” according to a new poll.

Green Party’s Jill Stein requests recount in Michigan presidential vote

Jill Stein, the presidential nominee of the Green Party, has requested a full hand count of Michigan’s presidential vote.

Many Russian expats expect ‘strong’ Trump leadership

West Hollywood resident Roman Finarovsky was sitting on a bench recently, watching his fellow seniors play chess and dominoes in Plummer Park.

Rep. Keith Ellison: A humanitarian leader

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint an apostle of the “alt-right” white supremacy movement as his chief strategist in the White House is frightening.

Rep. Keith Ellison: A history of anti-Israel actions

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is urging that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) not be appointed to head the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin was mentored by two of Trump’s ‘global’ villains

Like the post-credits bonus scene in a Marvel superhero movie, Donald Trump’s final pre-election ad added three surprising villains to his usual rogues’ gallery (Hillary and Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, assorted foreigners): Lloyd Blankfein, George Soros and Janet Yellen.

Holocaust survivors weigh in on Trump-Hitler comparison

One Sunday morning in March, Henry Oster was watching the news in bed when a video came on of then-candidate Donald Trump asking a crowd in Florida to raise their right hands and pledge to vote for him.

Trump said to name Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary reportedly is Steven Mnuchin, the banker and movie producer who was his campaign’s finance chief.

Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists

Add sweeping school reforms – and with them, funding for private schools that Orthodox groups embrace and secular Jewish groups fear — to the campaign promises that Donald Trump plans to fulfill.

Graham: Haley as UN ambassador is ‘reassuring’ to Israel

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) on Wednesday welcomed Governor Nikki Haley’s appointment as Ambassador to the United Nations as reassuring to Israel.

Anti-Defamation League sees online fundraising boom after election

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has seen a dramatic increase in online donations since the election of Donald Trump, new data shared with Jewish Insider showed.

Jewish historian’s anti-Trump statement goes viral

More than 240 Jewish studies scholars have signed a public statement that warns against the threat to minorities posed by the election of Donald Trump.

How to talk Trump at the Thanksgiving table

For the past two years, “Racist Trump” and “Crooked Hillary” became convenient scapegoats for us to fight over.

After Trump: Can Bipartisan friendships be saved?

OK, I’ll come clean: I voted for Donald J. Trump. More accurately, I voted against Hillary Clinton.

Dershowitz scolds ZOA for ‘flapping’ for Trump

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz was jeered at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner on Sunday for suggesting that the organization must be a home to “all Zionists, not just right-wing Zionists.”

‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for a Trump presidency

The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the electorate at large. JTA asked some of those leaders to describe their concerns and expectations in a series of brief essays, “Worst fears, best hopes.”

Meet the 3 firebrands Donald Trump is naming to national security posts

Controversial pasts with incendiary statements and a fierce loyalty to the president-elect.

Trump names Iran deal critic as CIA director

An Alabama senator who once reportedly called the NAACP “un-American” and a congressman who blasted the Iran nuclear deal were tapped to serve as attorney general and CIA director, respectively, under the Trump administration.

Netanyahu reportedly declined to meet with Trump before inauguration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly declined an invitation to meet with President-elect Donald Trump before his inauguration.

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Dominic Raab, Son of a Jewish Refugee, is Britain’s Acting Prime Minister

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