Month: July 2017

Businesses use Kushner’s White House connection to lure Chinese investors

(JTA) — Two businesses working with Jared Kushner’s family real estate company used his status  as a top aide to President Donald Trump to lure Chinese investors, even after the firm had apologized for touting the connection during a sales pitch in May, CNN reported.

References to Kushner are part of online promotions by two businesses that are working with Kushner Companies to find Chinese investors willing to invest in an apartment complex in Jersey City, New Jersey,  according to the CNN report published Friday.

The promotions for the project are posted in Chinese and refer to Kushner Companies as…

Jewish Ohio Senate candidate condemns ADL, backs figures on ‘alt-lite’ list

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Josh Mandel, the Ohio treasurer who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator, expressed solidarity with figures listed by the Anti-Defamation League as having a “hateful impact” on the political scene.

“Sad to see @ADL_National become a partisan witchhunt group targeting people for political beliefs,” Mandel said Thursday on Twitter. “I stand with @Cernovich & @JackPosobiec.”

Attached to his tweet was a tweet by Mike Cernovich, a blogger who was on the ADL list, with a link to an article by Cernovich claiming the ADL wanted him killed, although it cited no…

JLTV TRAVELS TO SWITZERLAND FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF AIR LAND & SEA

The JLTV team has just returned from a successful voyage to the beautiful country of Switzerland.  Host Brad Pomerance, Director Jon McCandless and Director of Photography Danny O’Brien traveled to Basel, the twin towns of Endingen and Lengnau and Zurich – in preparation for the next installment of the JLTV global travel series, Air Land & Sea. 

While in Basel, the JLTV crew visited the Hotel Trois Rois, where in 1897, Theodor Herzl stayed during the First Zionist Congress.  After rejections from other European cities, the Zionists were welcomed in Basel and held the first Zionist Congress in the concert…

Germany delays official signing of sub deal over corruption investigation by Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Germany has delayed the official signing of an agreement to sell three new submarines to Israel over a corruption investigation into the multibillion-dollar deal.

The signing of the official memorandum of understanding for the sale had been scheduled for next week in Germany but has been postponed indefinitely, Ynet reported Tuesday.

Germany, which has committed to paying one-third of the deal, had already authorized the sale of the submarines made by the German company ThyssenKrupp to Israel. But a clause allows the agreement to be canceled if the investigation finds that it came about due to bribery…

Trump administration slaps Iran with new sanctions after recertifying nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hours after recertifying the Iran nuclear deal President Donald Trump decried as a candidate, his administration slapped new sanctions on the country’s ballistic missile program.

“The United States remains deeply concerned about Iran’s malign activities across the Middle East which undermine regional stability, security and prosperity,” Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement Tuesday.

The statement targeted 18 entities and individuals “supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program and for supporting Iran’s military procurement or Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as well as an Iran-based transnational criminal organization and associated persons.” It…