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US Jews on edge from warnings of violence ahead of inauguration

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Published: 19 January 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Leading Jewish advocate Abe Foxman says Trump ‘destroyed the truth in America’; Biden’s foreign policy choices already lowering Middle-East tensions

US Jews on edge from warnings of neo-Nazi violence ahead of Inauguration (Jerusalem Post)
An FBI memo warned of armed protests at all 50 state capitol buildings starting this weekend to protest Biden becoming president.

‘Trump’s horrific legacy: He destroyed the truth in America’ (Times of Israel)
ABE FOXMAN: The president ‘fuelled it, he built it, he encouraged the lying,’ says the former ADL head. ‘He emboldened the bigots’ and must be punished. Healing the country will be harder

I know why Haredi Jews joined Neo-Nazis at the Trumpist riot (Daily Beast)
ELAD NEHORAI: I had been lonely, afraid, and desperate for answers in a scary world, and finding a community of people who offered respite from this pain and fear was better than therapy.

Biden is not US president yet, but he’s already calmed the Middle East (The Print)
Expectations of a return to the pre-Trump order have been heightened by Joe Biden's choice of officials with substantial Middle East experience for key cabinet positions


Report: Biden team already holding talks with Iran on US return to nuclear deal (Times of Israel)
Channel 12 says officials in the incoming administration have updated Israel on the deliberations, as wary Jerusalem pushes for a broader accord

Photo: National Guard members walk in front of the US Capitol (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

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