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Germany boosts funding for Holocaust survivors by $88 million

Germany has agreed to increase its funding for social welfare services for Holocaust survivors by $88 million.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany in its announcement Tuesday said the increase brings global allocations by Germany for 2019 to $564 million.

The Claims Conference and representatives of the German government negotiated the increase in Washington, D.C. During the negotiations, the German officials were taken on a tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and heard from survivors about their personal experiences.

“The significant increase for social welfare services secured by our negotiating team will lead to more home care, food support, medicine and transportation services for Jewish Holocaust survivors around the world,” said Claims Conference President Julius Berman.

Also as a result of the negotiations, 55,000 Holocaust survivors in Central and Eastern Europe will see an increase in pensions and more child survivors who were living in hiding or under a false identity will be eligible to receive payments.

Illinois’ Republican governor calls on voters to reject neo-Nazi GOP candidate

The governor of Illinois, who called on a neo-Nazi candidate for a Chicago-area congressional seat to drop out of the race, has called on voters to “vote for anybody” else.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denounced Arthur Jones, also a Republican and a former leader of the American Nazi Party, advising voters in the 3rd Congressional District to “vote for anybody but Arthur Jones. Nazis have no place in our country and no one should vote for him.”

Rauner said that the Illinois GOP and the national Republican Party did everything they could to get Jones off the ballot, for which he ran uncontested. “I called [on] him to get out and he should be out, and we should have somebody run against him,” Rauner said, according to Politico. “There is no room, as I said right immediately when he snuck on there, there is no room in our politics for a person like that.”

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a former presidential candidate, was the first to call on Illinois voters to “write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat” running against Jones.

Jewish candidate in NJ loses national Republican support after racist post

A Jewish candidate for a New Jersey congressional seat who posted an article saying that black people “are a threat to all who cross their paths” has lost the support of the national Republican Party.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) pulled its support for Atlantic City attorney Seth Grossman and called for him to drop out of the race. A day earlier, the website Media Matters for America published a report saying that Grossman has promoted propaganda from White Nationalists on social media and in speeches.

“Bigotry has no place in society — let alone the U.S. House of Representatives,” Steve Stivers, chairman of the NRCC, said in a statement, calling for Grossman to drop out of the race.

In response to the report, Grossman responded in a tweet: “Bubba (Grandma) would say ‘Only in America!’ Where else can the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Russia be a ‘Nazi’? Or ‘White supremacist’ for sharing a post from a black guy (Allen West).…”


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