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‘Israel’ and ‘elites’: Republican convention sends mixed messages to Jews

It didn’t help that one of the scheduled speakers, hours before her appearance, amplified an antisemitic screed on Twitter, or that another cheerfully admitted to likening abortion to the Holocaust.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
29/08/2020
Trump assails rival Biden, accepting Republican nomination

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Trump delivered his remarks in front of more than 1,000 people.

By REUTERS
28/08/2020
At Republican convention, some unconventional messaging for US Jews

The showy display of support for Israel was one flank of the mixed messaging that the convention sent to American Jews.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/08/2020
Lee Zeldin.
Jewish Republican Lee Zeldin is in a dead heat in his House race

Zeldin this week released his first TV ad, and there’s no mention of Trump or Goroff; it’s all about his support for law enforcement.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
27/08/2020
White House adviser Jared Kushner is flanked by aide Avi Berkowitz (left) and former US envoy to Ira
New Lincoln Project ad accuses Jared Kushner of being evil

Jerusalem Post diplomatic correspondent Lahav Harkov accused the Lincoln Project of “dabbling in antisemitism” over the tweet.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/08/2020
Mary Ann Mendoza dropped from RNC lineup after sharing antisemitic theory

Also speaking is Abby Johnson, an anti-abortion activist who in 2017 said on Twitter, “I have a hard time understanding how people can’t see the connection between abortion and the Jewish holocaust.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
27/08/2020
Republicans narrowly top Democrats in second-night convention TV audience

Ratings for the second night of the virtual Democratic National Convention reflected viewers across 10 U.S. TV networks on Aug. 18. The DNC also experienced a drop in viewers from 2016.

By REUTERS
27/08/2020
Trump
Republican convention touts Trump trade deals, despite mixed results

Trump raised tariffs on imports, renegotiated a deal with two of the country's main trading partners, Canada and Mexico, and started a tariff war with China.

By REUTERS
26/08/2020
Students are evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a shooting incident in Parkl
Parkland victim's father uses RNC to blame far-left Democrats for shooting

Pollack, who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, has praised the president in the past for emphasizing school safety instead of gun control.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
26/08/2020
Trump, fellow Republicans paint dire portrait of a US under Biden

Trump set the tone early in the day when he addressed delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina.

By REUTERS
25/08/2020
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