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18 House Democrats sign resolution for Mideast de-escalation, ceasefire

(JNS) — A resolution “calling for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine” has drawn 18 House Democrats signatories, led by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.). Bush’s fellow “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.),...

 

Mixed reviews for Biden's wartime visit to Israel

(JNS) — “I came to Israel with a single message: You are not alone,” U.S. President Joe Biden posted on social media on Wednesday. As Air Force One returned stateside, some critics say the president should have left well enough alone, even as Ameri...

 

With Feinstein's death, pro-Israel Senate makeup may be in jeopardy

(JNS) — The late Dianne Feinstein is often described as a fierce supporter of Israel throughout her more than 30 years serving as a California senator. The Democrat was proud of her “strong Jewish heritage” and did all she could “to stop the United...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    October 6, 2023

No incentives for terrorism

(JNS) - Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) began a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia on Wednesday with a moment of silence for Taylor Force, the 28-year-old West...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    October 6, 2023

Longtime Israel ally, Iran-nuclear deal foe Menendez being pushed to resign

(JNS) - Sen. Robert "Bob" Menendez (D-N.J.), a longtime supporter of Israel and critic of the Iran nuclear deal, is facing widespread calls for his resignation following charges from the U.S....

 

Illinois governor vetoes bill for kosher-meal options in state schools, hospitals

(JNS) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker drew criticism from Jewish groups recently when he vetoed a bill that would have required the state’s public schools and hospitals to offer upon request kosher, halal and other religion-based dietary options. Sta...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    August 4, 2023

Ramaswamy:'I want to go even further than Trump on the Abraham Accords'

(JNS) - If elected in 2024, Vivek Ramaswamy, an entrepreneur vying for the Republican presidential nomination, would combat antisemitism as part of a broad campaign against what he believes is a...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    June 30, 2023

Mothers, Jewish leaders criticize Southern Poverty Law Center listing 'Moms for Liberty' a hate group

(JNS) — The Southern Poverty Law Center is a Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit that according to its website was founded in 1971 “to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all.” Before reaching that first parag...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    June 23, 2023

Former 'Miss Iraq' vies for Schiff's seat

(JNS) - First, she represented Iraq in the "Miss Universe" competition. Then she fled her country after posing for a selfie in 2017 with "Miss Israel." Now, Sarah Idan is running for California's...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    May 5, 2023

With 'anti-Israel voices on the rise,' group of Democrats call for conditioning US aid to Israel

(JNS) — Fourteen Democratic members of Congress, led by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), urged U.S. President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 13 to condition U.S. aid to Israel. “We call on your ad...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    March 31, 2023

China's growing influence on the global stage is 'mixed bag'

(JNS) — Hours after China brokered a surprise deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, a reporter asked U.S. President Joe Biden what he thought about the two countries, which come out of rival Islamic branches that have competed for centuries over g...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    March 24, 2023

Neo-Nazis don't realize they are evil, says ex-hate group leader

(JNS) - When Jeff Schoep, former head of the violently antisemitic National Socialist Movement, spoke at a private Highland Park, Ill., residence on March 14, he intended to cite his life as a...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    March 3, 2023

Muslim reform groups praise Rep. Ilhan Omar's ouster

(JNS) — Accusations of Islamophobia came almost immediately after the U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from its Foreign Affairs Committee. The vote followed repeated promises from House S...

 

University of Michigan dismisses calls to condemn intifada-themed rally

(JNS) — In 2021, a University of Michigan music professor showed a 1965 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Othello,” which featured a white actor in blackface, in class. The professor apologized and stepped down, yet a dean at the university stated...

 

The new Congress is finally sworn in - what's in store for US Jews and Israel?

(JNS) — On Jan. 7 after midnight, the 118th Congress was finally sworn in with the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to the House speakership. Democrats had managed to gain one Senate seat in November’s midterms, breaking the 50:50 tie in th...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    January 6, 2023

Christian Zionist groups slam Ye's antisemitism

(JNS) — Prominent Christian pro-Israel organizations are speaking out against Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) after the rapper used Christianity to justify a months-long series of antisemitic statements. “Christians are mandated by God to sta...

 

Birthright protestors are accomplices in Palestinian Authority and Hamas inhumanity

(JNS)—In a now-viral video, five American girls staged a walkout on the final day of their trip to Israel courtesy of Birthright, a not-for-profit educational organization that sponsors free 10-day heritage trips to Israel for young adults of J... Full story

 

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