Tag: President Donald Trump

Stanley Fischer resigns as vice chair of Federal Reserve, citing ‘personal reasons’

(JTA) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer submitted his resignation, citing “personal reasons,” leaving only three members on the seven-seat board of governors of the U.S. central banking system.

Fischer, 73, who has been a member of the Federal Reserve’s board of governors and its vice chairman for more than three years, said his resignation is effective in October. His term as vice chairman had been set to expire in October 2018, and his term on the board of governors in 2020.

The Federal Reserve sets money policy for the U.S. to maximize employment, stabilize prices and moderate…

Israel condemns North Korea nuclear test

JERUSALEM (JTA) —  Israel condemned the nuclear test conducted by North Korea calling it a continuation of the country’s “pattern of defiant activity.”

North Korea carried out the underground test on Sunday, later claiming that it had set off a hydrogen bomb. The explosion was felt in South Korea and China, making it the most powerful bomb that North Korea has ever set off.

“North Korea must comply with all Security Council resolutions on this issue and refrain from testing and developing weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems,” Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement…

Jewish deli owner apologizes for anti-Trump Nazi cartoon on High Holidays menu

(JTA) — A Jewish deli owner in suburban Chicago has come under fire for a High Holidays catering menu that featured a cartoon of a Trump-like figure giving the Nazi salute.

The menu, protesting the “alt-right,” was posted on the Max’s Deli Facebook page on Aug. 23, but only began to gain notice Thursday.

The cartoon figure wears a military uniform, a Nazi swastika armband and a T-shirt that reads “I’m With Alt-Right.” The figure’s blonde hair is evocative of President Donald Trump.

post accompanying the menu reads: “Here’s a hard question: what do they really mean by Alt-Right?…

Dozens of Houston Jewish community families displaced in ‘catastrophic’ flooding

(JTA) — Dozens of Jewish families in Houston were either evacuated or moved to the second floors of their homes due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the local Jewish Family Service said.

Some 150 neighborhood blocks in the city that are home to members of the Jewish community have been damaged in floods as part of the hurricane, the JFS said in a conference call with community leaders, the Texas Jewish Herald-Voice reported.

Many of the families affected by the floods also were flooded out in 2016 and 2015. Some of the families have flood insurance and others do not,…

Stephen Bannon reportedly ‘going to war’ against Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner

(JTA) — Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly is “going to war” against several White House targets, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, according to reports.

report Sunday evening in Vanity Fair titled “Steve Bannon Readies His Revenge: The war on Jared Kushner is about to go nuclear,” said that Bannon’s targets in the West Wing are the “globalists,” identified as Ivanka Trump, Kushner and former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn, the chief economic adviser to Trump and director of the National Economic Council, as well as the “hawks,” identified as National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and his deputy, Dina Powell.

The…