Andy Borans had been an adviser to Turning Point USA, whose political arm participated in a rally that preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol.
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The outgoing U.S. president set a new standard among Republicans for what it means to be pro-Israel.
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(JTA) — An executive at the national Jewish fraternity AEPi said he has no problem being affiliated with a campus organization that took part …
(JTA) — The 2017 donor-advised grant San Francisco’s Jewish Community Federation channeled to a right-wing group implicated in President Donal…
Protesters, some armed, gathered at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Jan. 17 for a demonstration that remained nonviolent and was met with heav…
White supremacy, as demonstrated by the events Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a continuing threat both to American Jews an…
(JTA) — As Jordan Hersh watched on TV as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6, he had a thought uniqu…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the appearance of a man wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” T-shirt during the Capitol riot last wee…
Threats of violence from the far right continue ahead of the inauguration as social media sites move to ban extremists.
(JTA) — Longtime CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said Thursday that he was happy that his late parents, survivors of the Holocaust, did not live to wi…
Any group that helped fund or organize an insurrection would be disqualified from receiving its funds, the federation said.
(JTA) — The Capitol riot should be a wake-up call for those who did not hear the alarm four years ago at Charlottesville. The riot wasn’t just…
Gov. Mike DeWine will close the Ohio Statehouse and downtown Columbus state offices Jan. 17 to Jan. 20 in anticipation of violent protests in …
Rabbi Richard A. Block, senior rabbi emeritus of The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood, turned on the TV Jan. 6 in the hope of watching the …
Robert Packer, 56, was arrested by U.S. marshals in Virginia on charges of illegally entering a restricted area, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court records.
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The tally in the U.S. House of Representatives was 232 votes in favor and 197 against, with 10 Republicans voting with the Democrats.
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(JTA) — The House of Representatives began its impeachment debate on Wednesday — the second of Donald Trump’s presidency. Rep. David Cicilline…
More than 20 Jewish elected officials in Cuyahoga County signed an open letter calling the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol “an attack on dem…
(JTA) — When Lloyd Wolf heard the long blast from a shofar at the Jan. 6 Stop the Steal protest, the photographer was determined to find the source. He found two women, one with a prayer shawl wrapped around her head, the other holding a shofar painted with an American flag motif, and snapped a […]
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Authorities throughout the country are seeking to arrest dozens of people identified on video and in photos of the siege.
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Aaron Mostofsky’s defense lawyer, Jeffrey Schwartz, said that his client “was not part of the mob,” but just “caught up in it.”
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(JTA) — To close out her speech asking Vice President Mike Pence to take the unprecedented step of removing President Donald Trump from power,…
JTA) — Etsy has removed a T-shirt with the phrase “Camp Auschwitz” on it after images of a rioter involved in the deadly Capitol insurrection with the same words on his sweatshirt circulated in recent days.
As he called up the National Guard Tuesday to prepare for a possible attack on the Statehouse, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he didn’t…
(JTA) — GitHub, a software developing host owned by Microsoft, reportedly fired a Jewish employee days after he warned of “Nazis” among the mo…
Trump Heights is emblematic of the embattled president's enduring popularity among Israeli settlers and others on the political right.
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(JTA) — On Jan. 7, one day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, the 5 Towns Jewish Times, a weekly newspaper catering to the large Ortho…
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an order to activate 580 members of the Ohio National Guard for deployment in Washington, D.C., and Ohio.
(JTA) — Rep. Brad Schneider, a Jewish Democrat who is a leader in the House on Israel issues, said he has coronavirus and blamed maskless Repu…
(JTA) — A Republican politician in the New York City borough of Staten Island has apologized for yelling “Heil Hitler” during an on-camera tir…
A self-identified Ohio militia unit stormed the U.S. Capitol last week along with hundreds, if not thousands of others, part of a failed effor…
A state Board of Education member organized a bus trip to Washington D.C. to participate in a “Stop the Steal” event, which descended into a c…
The second-term House member said she consulted with constituents and had "hard" conversations with her Republican colleagues before deciding.
One video circulating on social media showed an FBI agent carrying a fur pelt out of the home that Aaron Mostofsky was spotted leaving last week.
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(JTA) — Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in a Twitter beef about the use and misuse of Holocaust analogies.
The election of “a person so arrogant, criminal, crazy and stupid” as Donald Trump exposes the shortcomings of America's democracy, says Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
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(JTA) — Last week’s terror attack on the U.S. Capitol followed a playbook we’ve seen before.
(JTA) — The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has partnered with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, a center of Jewish thought and educati…
The "6MWE" photo went viral and was shared or referenced by public figures including Joe Biden.
He wrote that his resignation, which takes effect just before midnight, was “warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as acting secretary.”
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Gov. Mike DeWine declared Jan. 11 that all United States and Ohio flags at public buildings and grounds in the state be flown at half-staff un…
(JTA) — Three of the four Democrats leading the charge to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time are Jewish: David Cicilline of Rhod…
(JTA) — The man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing an anti-Semitic sweatshirt reading “Camp Auschwitz” has been identified as Virginia resid…
(JTA) — In an impassioned video, Arnold Schwarzenegger said the deadly mob violence in the U.S. Capitol last week recalled Kristallnacht, the …
(JTA) — President-elect Joe Biden cited anti-Semitic expressions by rioters in the U.S. Capitol this week in saying that his Justice Departmen…
(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League became the first major mainstream Jewish organization to call for Donald Trump’s removal from the presidenc…
Having traveled to Washington, D.C., for two rallies in support of the president in 2020, Valerie Charms Mason and her husband, Todd Mason, de…
(JTA) — A Confederate flag was found tied to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City on Friday morning.
(JTA) — Americans watched in shock on Wednesday as a mob broke into the Capitol, ransacked senatorial offices and exiled a joint meeting of Co…
(JTA) — The son of a New York judge and former president of the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox synagogue association that has b…
(JTA) — In a statement Thursday condemning the rioting at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, the Republican Jewish Coalition finally recogni…
An Israeli journalist was harassed by a protester supporting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as a mob surrounded the building—with some breaking into it—seeking to prevent Congress from tallying U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
The New York congressman Zeldin said in a TV interview that the problem was not just Donald Trump and claimed the left had double standards.
The move earned high praise from the Anti-Defamation League.
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The soon-to-be Jewish Senate majority leader said the vice president should invoke the 25th Amendment saying the president cannot perform his duties.
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The backlash was immediate.
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(JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the pro-Trump mob violence that engulfed the U.S. Capitol, as did other Israeli leaders, b…
Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours afte…
The Republican Jewish Coalition offered to work with the incoming administration “on issues such as the U.S.-Israel relationship and preventing a nuclear Iran.”
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Condemnation was swift and loud from elected officials from Ohio and Jewish organizations after hundreds of violent supporters of President Do…
“Lawlessness and violence are the opposite of the values we know Americans and Israelis cherish,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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(JTA) — AIPAC hardly ever pronounces on any issue that does not relate to Israel. It’s also loath to criticize a sitting president.
They took a range of approaches to help their communities come to terms with the scenes they saw playing out on their TVs.
(JTA) — “Are you safe? Home? Locked down?” These are the three questions I’ve sent over and over to friends and colleagues throughout the day.
"Everyone in my world has been warning of this exact thing," said one expert who studies hate groups.
Rep. David Kutsoff (R-Tenn.): “We are a nation of laws, not a nation of violence.”
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He compared it to the bloody 2014 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine.
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Capitol Police evacuated Congress members as an unprecedented siege of the building took place by a pro-Trump mob.