Nearly forty-one years ago, a letter sorter for the U.S. Postal Service was arrested. He'd shot and killed six people, and wounded nine others in New York City. Among those upset by the arrest in 1977 were Jews, because the perpetrator was one of their own. His name was David Berkowitz, or as he signed his letters to the police as they tried to catch him, “Son of Sam.” “The Jewish population received news of the arrest of the suspected murderer with feelings of shame,” the Forward reported at the time. The tendency of Jews to feel shame at the misdeeds of our own was not born in 1977, nor did it end there. And that Judeo-historical tendency has remained top of mind during Donald Trump's administration,
“Deadpool 2’ contains a cavalcade of pop culture jokes, but it’s largely devoid of overt references to real world politics. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) may be mean and sarcastic and irreverent, and he may constantly break the fourth wall, and he may have plenty to say about social issues, but doesn’t really comment on 2018’s political situation. Deadpool quickly realizes that Russell has been abused by Essex House staff — and from that point on Deadpool refers to the people who work there as pedophiles. During the standoff, Deadpool asks Russell which one of the Essex House workers hurt him.
Kushner Cos. is nearing a deal with a unit of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. to salvage its investment in an over-leveraged office tower, according to two people familiar with the talks. The Qatar Investment Authority, which invests on behalf of Qatar's government, is the largest owner of the the unit, Brookfield Property Partners LP, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Kushner Cos. had earlier talked with a member of Qatar's royal family about investing in the building, 666 Fifth Avenue, Bloomberg has previously reported. The family company has been trying for years to find a partner to save its investment in the 41-story building it bought for $1.8 billion in 2006, near the top of the
The Senate Judiciary Committee released thousands of pages of documents about the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russians. The documents include transcripts, statements and evidence from Donald Trump Jr., Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. A Russian intermediary had promised Trump Jr. details about Clinton that "would be very useful to your father," which prompted the meeting.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Arab states resoundingly condemned the killing of more than 50 Palestinians in this week's Gaza protests, just as they have after previous Israeli violence going back decades — but behind the scenes fears over Iran have divided Arab leaders, with some willing to quietly reach out to Israel.
In his speech at the new American embassy in Jerusalem Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed an audience that included senior American officials, Jewish Republic donors and Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman. When he got to the Israeli army, the audience burst into applause. Everyone in the room knew that the Israeli Defense Forces were, at that very moment, engaged in forcefully repelling a Hamas-inspired assault on the Israel-Gaza border.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem Monday with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel's top leadership in a celebration of their countries' friendship and the city's history as the ancient capital of the Jewish people.