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AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

Aug. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base....

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 21, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Trump, Jews and America: The president's disgusting divisiveness is beyond the pale New York Daily News Aug. 21 Because two members of the opposing party in the U.S. House of Representatives are vocal critics of Israel whose foreign...

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin...

Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq

Aug. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran accused Israeli drones of carrying out a series of attacks on bases run by the militias, saying Wednesday that they hold the United States ultimately responsible. The militias vowed to defend themselves against any future attack. The rare and...

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Aug. 21, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president was...

Israeli, US militaries simulate ship hijacking amid tensions

Aug. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Tuesday it has conducted a joint exercise with U.S. Special Forces simulating the retaking of a hijacked ship. The drill comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf and efforts by the Trump administration to set up a naval security...

Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Aug. 20, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were...

The Latest: Omar calls on colleagues to visit Israel

Aug. 19, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib being blocked from visiting Israel (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. Israel last week blocked the two Democratic...

Netanyahu's partisan streak has paid off, but for how long?

Aug. 19, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the eyes of critics, Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen at the request of President Donald Trump is the latest reckless gamble by a prime minister willing to sacrifice Israel's national interests for short-term gain. The move infuriated Democrats and...

Feminist icon Steinem blasts Israel PM over travel ban

Aug. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called Israel's prime minister a "bully" and says she won't visit as long as he remains the country's leader. In a statement posted online Saturday, she said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar a visit by two Democratic congresswomen...