Louis Farrakhan attacks Jews and Judaism from his Chicago pulpit

Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Louis Farrakhan speaking at a news conference at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, March 31, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked Jews and Judaism during a three-hour sermon from his pulpit at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.

The May 27 sermon was his first major public speaking appearance since February, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). [Read more…]

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ABC cancels Roseanne Barr’s show after star’s racist comments

Roseanne Barr at a SiriusXM Town Hall interview in New York, March 27, 2018. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Roseanne Barr at a SiriusXM Town Hall interview in New York, March 27, 2018. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Roseanne Barr at a SiriusXM Town Hall interview in New York, March 27, 2018. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

(JTA) – ABC cancelled the hit series “Roseanne” after its star posted racist comments on social media.

The network announced the cancellation on Tuesday after Roseanne Barr drew wide criticism for a tweet in which she mocked Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to president Barack Obama. [Read more…]

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Nikki Haley says Trump would stick to nuclear deal if partners helped crack down on missile violations

Nikki Haley speaking to reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York, March 27, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaking to reporters at UN headquarters in New York, March 27, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – If partner countries helped crack down on Iranian missile violations, it could persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to sustain the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said.

Nikki Haley made her remarks on Monday after leading a White House meeting of the 15-member UN Security Council and Trump. [Read more…]

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Obama used to joke with staff that he’s ‘basically a liberal Jew’

Former U.S. president Barack Obama at Temple Emanu-El in New York City, Jan. 24, 2018. (Gili Getz/Facebook)
Former U.S. president Barack Obama at Temple Emanu-El in New York City, Jan. 24, 2018. (Gili Getz/Facebook)

Former U.S. president Barack Obama at Temple Emanu-El in New York City, Jan. 24, 2018. (Gili Getz/Facebook)

(JTA) – Barack Obama said his administration refrained from vetoing a 2016 United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israeli settlements because the pace of their construction “skyrocketed.”

The former U.S. president, speaking Wednesday at New York’s Temple Emanu-El, also said that he and his staff would often joke that he was “basically a liberal Jew,” according to the British Daily Mail. [Read more…]

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Report details intense efforts by Trump transition to derail UN anti-Israel resolution

Michael Flynn at the U.S. Capitol during U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, Jan. 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Pool/Getty Images)
Michael Flynn at the U.S. Capitol during U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, Jan. 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Pool/Getty Images)

Michael Flynn at the U.S. Capitol during U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, Jan. 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Efforts by the Trump transition team to kill a 2016 UN Security Council resolution slamming Israel’s settlement policies were more widespread than was previously known, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The report Friday said the effort encompassed a number of transition officials beyond Michael Flynn, the national security adviser-designate who was previously known to have made the effort. [Read more…]

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