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 By Jackson Richman    News    February 15, 2019 

Iraq war veteran, grandson of Holocaust survivors Elan Carr tapped as anti-Semitism envoy

(JNS)-After a 21-month-long vacancy awaiting the appointment of the U.S. State Department's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the Trump administration has picked Iraq War veteran and...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    February 15, 2019 

J Street U, SJP launch new campaign targeting pro-Israel community

(JNS)—The University of Vermont chapters of J Street U and Students for Justice in Palestine launched a simultaneous attack on the pro-Israel community at the school last week. On Friday, the two groups released corresponding letters blasting the...

 

Pro-Israel groups take issue with appointment of Omar to House Foreign Affairs Committee

(JNS)—It didn’t take long for Jewish and Israel-related groups to react to the appointment of anti-Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Along with several...

 

Jewish pros, cons regarding Barr

(JNS)-U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to become attorney general has elicited mixed reviews from Jewish groups. William Barr, who served in the same role under the late President George H.W. Bush,...

 

Activist who said Israel is a 'terrorist entity' attends Tlaib swearing-in, private dinner

(JNS)-Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) met with Abbas Hamideh, a Palestinian activist who has said that Israel is a "terrorist entity," over the weekend. "I was honored to be at Congresswoman @Ra...

 

Congressman calls for halting federal funds to Nation of Islam

(JNS)-Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) called on the U.S. Department of Justice to end funding for the Nation of Islam. The Washington Examiner first reported this development and the funding of "at...

 

Reactions pour in following death of Moshe Arens

(JNS)-Reactions and memories from the Jewish and pro-Israel community have filled news pages and social media following the death of Moshe Arens, former Israeli Defense Minister and mentor of...

 

Jewish groups criticize Georgia Democrat for comparing Trump to Hitler

(JNS)-Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared U.S. President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler this week during a sermon he delivered at Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church. "The Jewish people know a thing...

 

Russ Fulcher: An evangelical Christian from Idaho who will 'stand' with Israel

(JNS)-Republican Rep. Russ Fulcher, 56, defeated Democratic nominee Cristina McNeil in Idaho's 1st Congressional District in the 2018 midterm elections to replace Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador, who...

 

Newly elected progressive Democrat Angie Craig promises 'strong' support for Israel, denounces BDS

(JNS)-Angie Craig, 46, is a health-care executive who unseated incumbent Republican Rep. Jason Lewis on Nov. 6 and became the first LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Minnesota. JNS talked with...

 

Heather Nauert next Nikki?

(JNS)-U.S. President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Friday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, replacing Nikki Haley, who is stepping down at the end of...

 

OSU rejects; NYU passes BDS

(JNS)—Ohio State University’s student government overwhelmingly rejected a resolution on Wednesday night, calling on the school to separate itself from firms that do business with Israel. The BDS measure, defeated in a vote of 30-7 with three...

 

Shalala to bring experience working with Israel to Congress

(JNS)-Donna Shalala, 77, is no stranger to politics or the relationship between the United States and Israel. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, where...

 

President of Chad meets with Netanyahu, 'wants to renew ties'

(JNS)—Donna Shalala, 77, is no stranger to politics or the relationship between the United States and Israel. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, where she traveled to Israel and helped researchers...

 

Students Supporting Israel: A group for pro-students by pro-Israel students

(JNS)-After Israeli and Armenian flags were torn down and other items were thrown to the ground by anti-Israel protesters at an event in May at the University of California, Los Angeles, the school's...

 

Pro-Israel groups condemn massive rocket barrage against Israel by Hamas

(JNS)-Jewish and pro-Israel groups are reacting to the latest round of violence in Gaza after Hamas launched nearly 400 rockets into Israeli civilian areas since Sunday, following the death of an...

 

Next round of U.S. sanctions on Iran

(JNS)—The second round of American sanctions on Iran will took effect on Nov. 5. That’s been the plan since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as...

 

Students support Canary Mission fight against 'institutionalized, tolerated anti-Semitism'

(JNS)-The controversial Canary Mission-an anonymous campus watchdog group that exposes organizations, academics and activists that demonize Israel on college campuses-recently came under fire when...

 

Despite mixed reactions, Trump visits Pittsburgh days after synagogue shooting

(JNS)-Despite mixed reactions, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon in the aftermath of a gunman killing 11 people and injuring six other...

 

In the aftermath of Pittsburgh, a focus on improving building security and know-how

(JNS)—In the aftermath of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead and six others injured by a lone gunman, have come calls for increased security at Jewish...

 

Natan Sharansky on the state of current political movements

(JNS)-Chess warrior. Former political prisoner. Longtime Israeli minister and head of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Always a Jewish inspiration. Natan Sharansky has checked many boxes throughout his l...

 

Australian Jewish leader says embassy move to Jerusalem would 'right a longstanding injustice'

(JNS)-Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that he would consider moving the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would mark a major shift in policy...

 

A culture of discrimination?

(JNS)—The University of Michigan is again under fire for anti-Israel sentiment as a pro-BDS instructor rejected a Jewish student’s request for a letter of recommendation to study in Israel for a semester, just a few months after an associate...

 

Report highlights anti-Semitic tactics used by SJP members amid BDS debate at GW

(JNS)—Pro-Israel students at George Washington University have faced a number of challenges from both the BDS movement and anti-Israel groups in recent years. In 2017, the school successfully defeated a BDS resolution; however, last April a new...

 

Florida gubernatorial candidate linked to Dream Defenders, whose founder has ties to Palestinian terror group

(JNS)—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate running for governor of Florida, has associated with the radical left-wing group Dream Defenders, whose founder, Phillip Agnew, has ties to Ahmad Abuznaid, a supporter of the...

 

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