After watching Fox News’ Shepard Smith berating former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for using the phrase "All Lives Matter," claiming that it was divisive and derogatory, I failed to understand his reasoning. A NYT article elucidated me as to why such an innocuous phrase could offend some individuals. - Why ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Such a Perilous Phrase
Jews of Nice spend solemn Shabbat mourning terror victims
Rabbi Lazer Brody: The Connection Between Nice Attack and the 9th of Tammuz
The JPost reports on a comment made by Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence 18 months ago, "“If the world knows nothing else, let it know this: America stands with Israel.”
Linda Sarsour has a fundraising page to help her get to the Democratic National convention in Philadelphia since she was selected as a New York delegate. Her views on Israel can be heard here.
Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street opines about the platforms of the Republican and Democrat parties.
Yet while the progress in the Democratic Party is an encouraging sign for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, changes in the Republican Party platform are a sobering reminder that irresponsible and extreme ideas are gaining traction on the American political right.