Tag: Twitter

Wisconsin Republicans dump candidate who tweeted anti-Semitic and racist statements

(JTA) — The Wisconsin Republican Party has dumped a congressional candidate who has tweeted anti-Semitic statements and ideas, and identifies with the “alt-right.”

Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in this year’s elections was permanently banned from Twitter last week for racist and anti-Semitic tweets. Nehlen also claimed in a private Twitter direct message group that his critics are “working for the Jewish media.”

Wisconsin Republican Party spokesman Alec Zimmerman said Tuesday that membership dues Nehlen paid last year to three Wisconsin county parties, which is where…

US ambassador accuses unnamed Palestinian leaders of praising deadly stabbing attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman accused unnamed Palestinian leaders of praising a terror attack that left an Israeli father of four dead.

David Friedman did not say which Palestinian leaders he was referring to in the tweet on Tuesday morning, the day after the stabbing. No members of the Palestinian Authority leadership have praised the attack. A spokesman for Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, lauded the attack as “a continuation of the resistance to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.”

Friedman’s tweet said: “20 years ago I gave an ambulance to Har Bracha hoping it would be…

Gal Gadot to voice herself on ‘The Simpsons’

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will voice herself on an episode of “The Simpsons.”

Gadot will appear in an episode of the animated sitcom titled “Bart’s Not Dead” airing in season 30 this fall, The Wrap reported Monday.

On Tuesday, the “Wonder Woman” star announced her news on Twitter accompanied by a video of her autographing the blue hair of Simpson’s character Marge on a poster also autographed by other screen stars.

“I grew up watching @The Simpsons and now I get to voice myself in an episode! Stay tuned…” she tweeted.

“The Simpsons,” created by Matt Groening, debuted…

Britian’s Labour Party ignoring complaints of anti-Semitism in its ranks, Jewish leader alleges

(JTA) — The head of the Jewish Labour Movement in Britain accused the Labour Party leadership of failing to deal with “a vast backlog” of complaints about anti-Semitism in the party ranks.

Jeremy Newmark, the national chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, on Saturday night also accused the party of letting a second investigation into former London Mayor Ken Livingstone get “stuck in the system” ahead of local elections in May. Livingstone’s two-year suspension from a previous investigation into his anti-Semitic comments, including that the Nazis were Zionists, ends in April.

“We will be closely monitoring the outcomes of a…

Amnesty International UK ‘targeting Jewish community,’ British Jewish group alleges

(JTA) — The main umbrella group of British Jews accused its local branch of Amnesty International of targeting the community following the abrupt cancellation of a joint event.

The accusation by the Jewish Leadership Council — a charity founded 15 years ago comprising 32 groups with different politics, including the Board of Governors of British Jews, the Jewish World Relief aid organization and several synagogues – came Monday following the cancellation of an event concerning Israel and the United Nations.

Amnesty had undertaken to host the event on Jan. 24 but withdrew the invite Friday.

“We are currently campaigning…