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‘Israeli closest to Trump’ warns that Holocaust misinformation is coming from ‘leftist Jewish media’

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Jonny Daniels, an Israeli PR professional born in the UK, is the leader of one of Poland’s largest Holocaust remembrance groups. He’s also a proponent of the theory that “leftist Jewish media” has spread misinformation regarding Poland’s history of helping Jews during the Holocaust.

Daniels has been described as “the Israeli closest to Donald Trump” by the Jerusalem Post during the 2016 presidential campaign. As The Forward notes, Daniels, the head of the From The Depths nonprofit, has worked with both Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also appears to be taking money from Poland’s hard-right government that’s been accused of “turning a blind eye” to the country’s anti-Semitism problem.

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“There are Jews – left[ist] Jews – benefiting from the Holocaust,” Daniels told Poland’s state TV on October 14. “Leftist Jewish media continue to attack Poland and will continue to show Poland as a racist country. They profit by doing so.”

Daniels has claimed he never learned about Poles helping Jews during the Holocaust until he moved to the country, but as The Forward points out, there are organizations (like Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem) that have researched those connections “for decades.”

In an August appearance on Fox & Friends, Daniels attacked Yad Vashem by saying they’d only begun researching non-Jewish Poles who sheltered and hid Jews from the Nazis — despite their “Righteous Among the Nations” program, which researches that very history, being inaugurated in 1963.

 

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US ‘lies’ slammed after Mike Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks without proof

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations.

“It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of war alive in the region by repeatedly launching aggression against Yemen and committing different types of war crimes, and the Yemenis have also shown that they are standing up to war and aggression,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a statement.

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Why are college students so stressed out? It’s not because they’re ‘snowflakes’

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Across the country, college classes are well underway, the excitement of the start of the year is waning and student stress is on the rise. Frantic calls home and panicked visits to student health services will start to dramatically increase. And before long, parents and observers will start wondering what is wrong with these kids. Why can’t they handle the pressures of college and just pull it together?

College student stress is nothing new. Anxieties over homesickness, social pressures, challenging course loads and more have been a common feature of the U.S. college experience for decades. But, without question, student stress levels and psychological distress are measurably worse than before. According to a national study published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, major depression among young adults (18-25) rose 63 percent between 2009 and 2017. They also report that the rate of young adults with suicidal thoughts or other suicide-related outcomes increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2017.

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Kaiser healthcare workers plan for nation’s largest strike since 1997

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More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente emergency medical technicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other staffers are threatening to walk out of work next month, in what could be the nation's largest strike since 1997.

The authorization to strike, approved by 98% of the union members who voted, does not mean a walk out will happen, but it does allow union leaders to call one as early as Oct. 1, giving them leverage ahead of negotiations with the California-based health care giant. Kaiser Permanente, comprised of 39 hospitals and nearly 700 medical officers, serves more than 12 million members in seven states across the country.

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