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August 24th, 2021 - 6:03 pm § in Jews, Politics

Why Jews vote Democratic

Because this is a Republican. (Details here and here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 1st, 2021 - 2:01 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Poland is blocking restitution to Holocaust victims

After Germany was defeated and the Soviet Union occupied eastern Europe, the communists nationalized Jewish-owned property seized by the Nazis. After communism fell most former Soviet-bloc countries made efforts “to provide restitution and compensation to their pre-war Jewish citizens.” [...]

July 26th, 2021 - 11:58 am § in Business, Jews, Politics, Racism

This is what happens to businesses who cater to extremists

“Evan Hafer just wants the vitriol to stop. The founder and CEO of veteran-owned Black Rifle Coffee Company has received copious hate mail, social media backlash and disparaging phone calls in the wake of a New York Times’ article profiling the company, which paints itself as an organi[...]

July 22nd, 2021 - 1:47 am § in Jews, Law and Courts

Synagogue gunman gets life without parole

In April 2019, a 20-year-old sociopath strolled into a San Diego-area synagogue with an AR-15 and opened fire, killing a 60-year-old woman and wounding the rabbi and two others, including an 8-year-old girl. Two years later, John T. Earnest, 22, told a California judge he did it because he believed [...]

June 30th, 2021 - 5:31 pm § in Health, Jews, Politics

How to be an idiot and look like one at the same time

State Rep. Jim Walsh (photo, left), a Republican who represents the Aberdeen area in Washington’s legislature, sported a Yellow Star of David at a political rally in Lacey on Saturday, June 26, 2021. He was likening “the government’s efforts to protect people from a highly contagio[...]

May 29th, 2021 - 9:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Jews, Politics

When anti-vaxxers feel persecuted…

… stupid happens. There’s no doubt Gigi Haskins (photo below), the artist-creator of these yellow badges, and owner of a men’s bespoke hat shop that briefly sold them for 5 bucks apiece, is a Trumper. As an India-based media-company blogger wrote (here), “A large number of po[...]

May 22nd, 2021 - 1:33 pm § in Jews, News Media, Politics

Attention seeker

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) stirred up a hornet’s nest on Friday by comparing mask mandates to Stars of David (photo, left) and alluding to Nazi gas chambers (read story here). There’s nothing original or creative about this; rightwing pastors and other anti-maskers have used this[...]

May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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May 10th, 2021 - 8:26 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Jews, Politics

Is Democrats’ love affair with Israel over?

Democrats’ traditional support for Israel isn’t hard to figure out. For over a century, Jewish voters have overwhelmingly voted Democratic (see chart here). This held right up through the 2020 election; in fact, McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012 did significantly better among this demogr[...]

April 30th, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Student arrested for campus swastika

A University of Connecticut student has been and charged with a hate crime for allegedly spray-painting a swastika on a campus building “directly across the street from [the] UConn Hillel” building, the Hartford Courant reported on Friday, April 30, 2021 (read story here). The newspaper[...]