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Anthony Weiner will serve time in a federal prison with residential treatment for sex offenders

(JTA) — Former congressman Anthony Weiner will serve his sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl at one of the few federal prisons with a residential treatment for sex offenders.

Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months, will serve his time at the Federal Medical Center, Devens, in Ayer, Massachusetts, located about an hour’s drive northwest of Boston, the New York Daily News reported.

He is scheduled to enter the facility on Nov. 6.

Weiner, 53, pleaded guilty in May to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor and had faced up to 10 years in prison. He…

Schumer renews call for embassy move after Trump puts idea on hold

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer renewed his call for President Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after the president said he wanted to wait to give his relaunched peace push a chance.

“President Trump’s recent comments suggest his indecisiveness on the embassy’s relocation,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday in an email to JTA. “As someone who strongly believes that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, I am calling for the…

2017 Emmy Awards: On a historic night for diversity, ‘SNL’ quietly wins big

(JTA) — The 2017 Emmy Awards presentation, which is being hailed as a historic night for diversity in Hollywood, honored some Jewish talent.

“Saturday Night Live” led the way with eight of the TV awards, which were handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles.

“SNL” winners included Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, for best supporting actress and actor in a comedy, respectively, for their portrayals of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and its aftermath. Melissa McCarthy also won for her work as a guest actress on “SNL,” notably portraying former White House press secretary…

14 percent of Americans hold anti-Semitic views, 52 percent concerned about violence against Jews, ADL polls find

(JTA) — Most Americans do not hold anti-Semitic views and are worried about violence against Jews, according to polls by the Anti-Defamation League.

Only 14 percent of Americans expressed anti-Semitic attitudes, a slight increase from 10 percent in 2015, according to the data, which was released Thursday. Older and less educated respondents were the most likely to hold anti-Jewish views.

However, 52 percent of respondents said they were concerned about anti-Semitic violence and an even higher proportion, 76 percent, were worried about violence against Muslims, the ADL found.

Forty-seven percent of respondents said there was more anti-Semitism during the 2016 presidential campaign than in previous…

US ambassador to Israel sits in on special envoy’s meeting with Palestinians, marking a policy shift

(JTA) — The State Department characterized the inclusion of the U.S. ambassador to Israel in meetings with Palestinian officials as an “upgrading” in relations.

David Friedman joined Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, at a meeting Tuesday with Palestinian officials in Jerusalem. The Palestinian peace negotiators reportedly requested that the meeting be held in Jerusalem because they did not want Friedman, a supporter of Israeli settlements and the U.S. official tapped to deal with Israel, to come to Ramallah, the capital of the Palestinian Authority.

Including Friedman marks a shift in U.S. policy in…