Nov 202017
 

It’s the very definition of Orwellian: a panel titled “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” that’s actually meant to promote Israel-bashing.

Co-sponsored by The New School’s Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program, the Nov. 28 event bills itself as “a discussion on how to combat anti-Semitism.” But it quickly reveals its true goal.

“When anti-Semitism is redefined as criticism of Israel,” reads the description, “critics of Israeli policy become accused and targeted more than the growing far-right.”

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Nov 012017
 

Democrats in Westchester County, New York are furious after the New York Republican State Committee sent out a flyer depicting a Jewish Democrat as a sinister “puppet master” who pulls the strings of local Democratic candidates — two of whom are minorities.

ABC 7 NY reports that the flyer “depicts former Town Supervisor Susan Siegel, a Jewish woman, as a puppeteer controlling three Democratic candidates that include an African-American woman and a man of Indian descent.”

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Oct 272017
 

A Mayor de Blasio donor-turned-felon testified in extraordinary detail Thursday that he and his businessman pals wrote the book on city corruption — buying off the Mayor’s Office and the Police Department using brazen pay-to-play tactics.

“We’re going to become significant contributors, but we want access,” Jona Rechnitz, 34, testified telling de Blasio fund-raiser Ross Offinger after Hizzoner clinched the Democratic nod for mayor in 2013.

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Oct 122017
 

Jill Bialosky,

a prolific poet and a Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company Jill Bialosky, who was honored by the “Poetry Society of America” on May 20, 2014, for her extensive contribution to the field of poetry, has been accused of plagiarizing several passages from Wikipedia and the websites of the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation in her new memoir, “Poetry Will Save Your Life”.

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Sep 212017
 

Valerie Plame, a former CIA operations officer at the center of the 2003 agency leak scandal dubbed “the Plame Affair,” tweeted out an article Thursday from the anti-Israel website “UNZ Review,” entitled, “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars.”

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Aug 302017
 

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying Ms. Palin’s complaint failed to show that a mistake in an editorial was made maliciously.

“What we have here is an editorial, written and rewritten rapidly in order to voice an opinion on an immediate event of importance, in which are included a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Mrs. Palin that are very rapidly corrected,” Judge Jed S. Rakoff of Federal District Court in Manhattan said in his ruling. “Negligence this may be; but defamation of a public figure it plainly is not.”

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