Republican National Convention

LEONARD COHEN, one of many famous Buddhist Jews, accepts an award in 2012 for song lyrics. (Jessica

Republicans told not to play Leonard Cohen - they did it anyway

Cohen, the famed Jewish musician and poet, died at 82 the day before Trump was elected in 2016.

By JTA/MARCY OSTER
31/08/2020
Alice Johnson, who received a life sentence for a first-time drug offense, receives a pardon from U.

Trump pardons Alice Johnson, whose cause was backed by Kim Kardashian

"We're taking Alice Johnson from a commutation to a full pardon," Trump said.

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

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
Bette Midler

Bette Midler apologizes for mocking Melania Trump’s accented English

"I was wrong to make fun of her accent. America is made up people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/08/2020
Rabbi Aryeh Spero of NCJA debates Medea Benjamin of Code Pink at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office

Rabbi Aryeh Spero, longtime Republican, blesses RNC and President Trump

During his speech Wednesday night, Spero invoked “our Judeo-Christian tradition.” He also offered a prayer that exalted Trump.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/08/2020
Nikki Haley speaks during news conference at UN headquarters, New York, 2018

Nikki Haley’s stellar performance as ambassador and at the RNC – opinion

No wonder her appointment caused then-Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon to cheer, and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour to flinch.

27/08/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks by video feed from Jerusalem during the largely virtual 202

Pompeo is a great friend to the State of Israel

Pompeo has proven, during his 28 months in office, to be a true, consistent, articulate and unapologetic friend of the Jewish state.

Melania Trump offers sympathy on coronavirus, racial suffering

Melania Trump reflected on the racial unrest that has swept the country in the months since the death in May of George Floyd under the knee of a white policeman in Minnesota.

By REUTERS
26/08/2020
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
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