Jan 282017
 

US President Donald Trump has given crucial roles to pro-Israel American Jews by appointing at least eleven influential members in his administration, reports say.

The president’s Jewish advisers, who are expected to play key roles in shaping the US policy during Trump’s four years in office, include his son-in law, Jared Kushner, who is serving as a senior adviser in his administration.

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Jan 272017
 

A Czech company has stopped selling tickets to its Auschwitz-themed “escape room” after facing fierce criticism for casting as a game the experience of Holocaust victims in one of World War II’s most notorious concentration camps.
In a statement posted Friday to the Prague-based Dostan Se Ven’s website, the company said it originally designed the game to draw attention to the atrocities of Auschwitz. But it acknowledged that the backlash is “understandable” — and said it would stop selling tickets immediately.

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Jan 272017
 

A multi-millionaire playboy financier glassed a photographer in the face when he questioned the size of his penis.

Carl Hirschmann,

36, threw a glass at photographer Barnabas Wilhelm at The Scotch of St James in Mayfair, central London, in April last year.

He was caught on CCTV throwing his drink over Mr Wilhelm’s friend, Valentino Ritter, before launching the glass at him.

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Jan 202017
 

Alanis Morissette’s former business manager has admitted embezzling more than $7m (£6m) from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors have said.

Jonathan Todd Schwartz,

48, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for failing to report the embezzled funds.

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Jan 172017
 

It was founded more than century ago as a refuge for Jewish American golfers being discriminated against, but now a Maryland country club is facing its own exclusion row over whether to admit Barack Obama.

Several members at the exclusive Woodmont Country Club have said an application by the outgoing US president, a keen golfer, to join the historically Jewish club should be rejected because of his Israel policies.

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Jan 172017
 

With just four days left until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, scalpers are rushing to sell the remainder of their inauguration tickets and they’re having a hard time doing so, the New York Daily News reports.

Yossi Rosenberg,

a 36-year-old Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, told the outlet that he had purchased two tickets to Friday’s inauguration from a woman in Westchester County who sold them for $700. Rosenberg thought he would be able to sell them on the secondary market for at least double the price, but the task has proven difficult.

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Jan 162017
 

Several members of the white nationalist movement are despondent after learning that one of their leaders is actually married to a Jewish woman.

As Salon reports, neo-Nazi icon Mike Enoch — the pseudonym used by the man who created the pro-white nationalist website The Right Stuff — has resigned from his role at the website after being outed by rivals as a New York website developer named Mike Peinovich.

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