Donald Trump and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have plenty in common — including a propensity for outlandish claims and bombastic speeches that veer into messianism. By Jim Lobe It was almost a year ago that Shervin Malekzadeh published a brief but incisive essay — which we republished immediately after the November 8 election — on the striking parallels between then-candidate Donald Trump and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Among other similarities, he noted: As populists gifted with a preternatural ability to understand their country’s low mood, Trump and Ahmadinejad possess the authenticity of the non-politician and newcomer who says what he…Read More...
News of white supremacist Stephen Bannon's appointment to a top job in the next White House has been roiling much of the Jewish press and anti-hate groups, including the ADL. Israel's most-read newspaper, 'Israel Hayom,' decided its readers don't need to know. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis will have no idea that a bonafide anti-Semite is going to be the next U.S. president's left-hand man. President-elect Donald Trump announced on Sunday he will be appointing Stephen K. Bannon, a white nationalist anti-Semite and one of the faces of the pro-Trump alt-right movement, as the new White House chief strategist. But you wouldn't know…Read More... | 34 Comments
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