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Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Statement on President’s Condemnation of Hate Crimes

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — We agree with the President’s assertion in his speech at the Joint Session of Congress that “we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.” Our organization exemplifies that idea – the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council was established to unite the voices of our communities in condemning and combating hate crimes, anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim bigotry.

That is why we call on the President not only to continue denouncing crimes against people of faith because of their faith, but also to take concrete steps to ensure that these crimes are investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Hate crimes against Jews and Muslims because of their religion are on the rise. In the past six weeks, mosques in the states of Washington, Florida, and Texas have been burned in arson attacks.  Bomb threats against Jewish community centers, which began in January, are continuing, and two Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized. Prompt and unambiguous condemnation of such crimes reassure the affected communities and reinforce the notion that such actions are unacceptable, a message that the President needs to reiterate more actively and forcefully.

We urge the President to take two measures immediately. First, instruct the Attorney General to prioritize investigation and prosecution of hate crimes, and the U.S. attorneys throughout the country to engage more closely with affected communities and state and local law enforcement on hate crimes cases. Second, ensure that funding for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice is strengthened in the administration’s 2017 budget submission to Congress. The Civil Rights Division of DOJ must have the resources to respond to the rise in hate crimes by increasing its engagement with states and localities in upholding the nation’s civil rights laws. Keep Reading

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Convenes Inaugural Meeting for the First State Interagency Health Equity Team in the Nation

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HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 17, 2016 /360WiseNews/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy has convened the inaugural meeting for the Pennsylvania Interagency Health Equity Team, the first state-led effort of its kind in the United States.

“Health equity is achieved when all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives,” Secretary Murphy said. “The Wolf Administration is dedicated to ensuring access to quality health care for every Pennsylvanian, no matter their age, race, religion, background or where they live. This group of dedicated professionals will work together to move that mission forward.”

The Pennsylvania Interagency Health Equity Team is an ensemble of statewide agencies which will address health equity issues through strategic partnerships and idea sharing. The team is modeled after the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team and will meet on a monthly basis to develop their goals and outreach implementation. Keep Reading

Georgia CD-06 Candidate Kurt Wilson Adds U.S. Term Limit Pledge

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After Qualifying, Republican Congressional Candidate Kurt Wilson Continues His Push For Term Limits

ROSWELL, Ga., Feb. 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Kurt Wilson, Republican Candidate in Georgia’s crowded Sixth District Congressional Special Election, has reiterated his commitment to the campaign’s cornerstone policy of bringing a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits on Members of Congress.

Wilson signed on to the pledge offered by U.S. Term Limits (USTL), based out of Washington, D.C., who advocates for term limits at all levels of government. Since it was established in the early 1990s, USTL has assisted in enacting and defending term limits on state legislatures in 15 states.

Adding his signature to USTL’s growing list, Wilson officially qualified on Tuesday for Georgia’s Special Election scheduled for April 18 to fill the seat vacated by former Congressman, Secretary Tom Price when he was confirmed to his new role in President Trump’s Cabinet atop Health and Human Services. Kurt for Congress, Wilson’s campaign, launched an introduction video on both his Facebook page and YouTube channel featuring a call for term limits.

“I am tired of the rancor in Washington, DC. I am tired of the rancor among candidates. A lot of politicians want to throw around ideas that are popular, like term limits. I am committed to term limits. I am regularly asked, why term limits when the bigger problem is lifting the onerous, over spending bureaucracy stifling our Country? How do term limits solve the bigger problem of an unchecked bureaucracy? It is simple, one body, Congress, has the authority to hold the bureaucracy accountable. Congress is vested with the authority to hold overspending, onerous agencies in check. We do not have a Congress willing to Keep Reading

Thousands of Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Military Draft Law During Netanyahu’s Attendance in Washington

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WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Thousands of Rabbis and members of the Orthodox Jewish demonstrated today (Wednesday) in front of the White house in Washington DC against Israel’s Military Draft Law, which results in the forced enlistment of many Orthodox Jews. The protestors also decried Israel’s brutal tactics to silence dissent and peaceful protests against the draft policy.

Rabbis of the Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada – the Rabbinic umbrella association representing hundreds of Orthodox Jewish congregations with a combined membership of over 250,000 that organized the protest – decried Israel’s conscription policy, passed in 2014, which curtailed a 60 year old policy exempting all Yeshiva students from military service. Since then, many who refused to enlist were incarcerated for weeks and sometimes months under brutal conditions. Those who peacefully protest those policies are subject to harsh punishments as well.

For instance, a father of seven, Rabbi Binyumin Friedman was recently incarcerated for peacefully protesting the draft. He was denied bail and is now scheduled to remain detained until the completion of his trial, which can take many months.

“The Israeli Army is an irreligious entity, and it is impossible for Orthodox Jews to fully practice their religion while in the army. We cannot serve in the army; because, the Torah prohibits us to create a state before the coming of Messiah… because, the Torah prohibits us to wage war against any sovereign nation!” declared Rabbi Aaron Jacobs, the intergovernmental liaison for the CRC. Keep Reading

Family Research Council Welcomes Trump Administration’s Step toward Reversing Edict Violating Parental Rights and Student Privacy

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 360WiseNews | — Family Research Council commended the Trump administration’s decision to end the federal government’s court battle to overturn a nationwide injunction that blocked enforcement of the Obama administration’s edict to force schools to allow biological males to use girls’ showers, locker rooms, and restrooms, and vice versa.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

“The Trump administration is right to stop the legal defense of an indefensible edict that violates the rights of parents and the privacy of schoolchildren nationwide.

“The writing was on the wall in this case. The Obama administration went way beyond the limits of its constitutional and statutory authority to rewrite laws legally adopted by Congress. The federal government has no authority to strip parents and local school districts of the right to provide a safe Keep Reading

AJC Applauds President Trump’s Response to Iran Missile Test

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NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — AJC applauded the Trump Administration’s quick and firm response to the latest illicit Iranian test of a ballistic missile. The UN Security Council deemed in a July 2015 resolution that such tests are illegal. It was adopted soon after the P5+1 and Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

“Nefarious Iranian behavior cannot go unchecked,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “Rigorous monitoring of Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA and related international measures, such as the UN ban on ballistic missile tests, is imperative to successfully curtailing Iran’s threats to regional and global security.” Keep Reading

Newsy investigates potential Trump conflicts of interest with ‘Conflicted’ special report

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CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/360WiseNews — National news network Newsy will air “Conflicted,” a special report on the potential conflicts of interest presented by President Donald Trump’s administration, Wednesday night.

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EXCLUSIVE ONLY ON 360WISE NEWS – US MILITARY BOTCHES SOCIAL MEDIA FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMIST

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THE FIGHT AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP ISN’T ONLY BEING FOUGHT IN IRAQ AND SYRIA.

AT MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE IN TAMPA, LANGUAGE SPECIALISTS ARE SCOURING SOCIAL MEDIA LOOKING FOR POTENTIAL I.S. RECRUITS – AND TRYING TO STEER THEM AWAY FROM JOINING THE EXTREMIST GROUP.

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AMERICANS CONCERNED OVER FUTURE OF ‘OBAMACARE’

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(Jan. 27)

About half of Americans say they support the Affordable Care Act, according to a new AP-NORC poll, but many want it repealed and few want to keep the health care law in its current form. AP talked with people on both sides of the issue.

FOR DAVID ZOLTAN – A DIABETIC FROM CHICAGO – ACCESS TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT has been a lifeline.

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DOOMSDAY APOLCALYPSE CLOCK MOVES FORWARD

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Washington 26 January 2017

The Doomsday Clock was moved 30 seconds closer to midnight on Thursday, as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said humanity is in its greatest peril in more than 50 years.

“The first has been the cavalier and reckless language used across the globe, especially in the United States during the presidential election and after, around nuclear weapons and nuclear threats. And the second is a growing disregard of scientific expertise, expertise that is needed when it comes to responding to pressing global challenges, including climate change.”

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