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 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

FSU senate keeps new president

(JNS) -The student senate at Florida State University voted on June 18 not to remove its new president, despite his past anti-Semitic posts. The final tally was not disclosed. Ahmad Daraldik was...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

Jewish Democratic Council says it won't back Ilhan Omar, mum on endorsing her primary opponent

(JNS) - The Jewish Democratic Council of America has affirmed that it will not support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in her upcoming primary, but did not provide a endorsement to her chief primary opponen...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

RJC not backing GOP candidate in gun ad

(JNS) — The Republican Jewish Coalition announced on Tuesday that it will not endorse or support a candidate in a safely Republican district in Georgia who is leading in fundraising, as she has trafficked in conspiracy theories and posed for...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 12, 2020

Grassroots effort to make 'Never Again' resound in classrooms across America

(JNS) - Amid the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, one month a...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 12, 2020

Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting

(JNS) — Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have expressed outrage over the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police. Police officer Derek Chauvin put his left knee on Floyd’s neck for...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 5, 2020

Anti-Semitic potshots aimed at Fine

(JNS) - A Republican primary opponent of a sitting Florida state representative has been accused of engaging in anti-Semitism against the incumbent, who is Jewish. Randy Fine, who represents the...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 5, 2020

Trump signs into law the Never Again Education Act

(JNS) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Thursday. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the U.S....

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    May 1, 2020

American Jews feel less safe now than a decade ago

(JNS)—Nearly two-thirds of American Jews believe that they are less safe today than a decade ago, according to a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League on Jewish encounters with anti-Semitism in the United States. The survey found that 54...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 20, 2020

US State Department changes name of eastern Jerusalem Palestinians in annual report

(JNS)—The U.S. State Department has changed its official description of Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem from “Palestinian residents” to “Arab residents” or “non-Israeli citizens” in the department’s annual...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 13, 2020

Pence: Sanders would be 'most anti-Israel president in history'

(JNS) WASHINGTON-Making the case for U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned on Monday that if elected, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would be the complete...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 13, 2020

Bloomberg makes pro-Israel case at AIPAC policy conference

(JNS) WASHINGTON-Former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg laid out his case to the pro-Israel community on Monday at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, even...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 6, 2020

AIPAC calls Sanders decision to 'skip' conference 'shameful'

(JNS)—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, skipped the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security,” said Sanders. “So do the Palestinian...

 

IfNotNow turns up volume in Democratic circles, pushing pro-BDS, anti-Israel agenda

(JNS)-The anti-Israel group IfNotNow approached the leading Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire, ahead of the state's primary on Tuesday, to ask if they will skip the annual AIPAC...

 

J Street president embraces Abbas

(JNS)—J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami embraced Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas after the latter made statements at a hotel on Tuesday following his remarks earlier at a U.N. Security Council session, denouncing the Trump...

 

After six-hour debate, University of Illinois student government passes BDS resolution

(JNS)—After more than six hours of deliberation, the student government at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign passed a BDS resolution in the early hours on Thursday morning that calls on the university to divest from “companies that...

 

Amid chaos, UC Berkeley student government delays vote against terrorist display

(JNS)-The student government at the University of California, Berkeley, erupted into chaos on Monday, delaying a vote on a measure to censure a display by a pro-Palestinian student group. The Associat...

 

In final debate before Iowa Caucus, Democratic candidates slam Trump's policy on Iran

(JNS)-In the seventh and final Democratic debate before the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 3, hosted on Tuesday by CNN and The Des Moines Register at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the six candidates on...

 

No small potatoes: Rep. Russ Fulcher says Idahoans used to culture that 'appreciates' Israel

(JNS)-Rightly or wrongly, the first thing that comes to mind when most Americans think of Idaho is potatoes. Yet the northwestern state, which is also known for vast natural beauty and resources, is...

 

First empirical evidence shows anti-Israel faculty promotes boycotts in their classrooms

(JNS)-Faculty who support the academic boycott of Israel are actively promoting BDS directly to students in their classrooms, according to a report released on Wednesday by the campus watchdog AMCHA...

 

Jewish and pro-Israel groups, US politicians react to death of IRGC Quds Force Qassem Soleimani

(JNS)—For the most part, Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted positively to the U.S. elimination of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday. B’nai...

 

Six news themes in 2019 that reverberated throughout the Jewish world

(JNS)—The year 2019 consisted of ups and downs for the Jewish and pro-Israel community. Below is a listing of the top six events or themes that shaped news coverage throughout the year (in no particular order). Anti-Semitic attacks From Southern...

 

Trump administration opposes Turkey sanctions bill

(JNS)—The Trump administration is reportedly opposing a bill that would sanction Turkey for purchasing Russian missiles, claiming that it would push both countries towards further cooperation. The administration also opposes a part of the measure...

 

US restores assistance for Palestinian security services, humanitarian and civilian purposes

(JNS)—Part of the $1.37 trillion spending bill that U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Friday included $150 million split evenly between assistance for security services, and humanitarian and civilian purposes for the Palestinians. The...

 

USAID's Bonnie Glick takes lessons from Judaism as deputy of US development agency

(JNS)-Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development Bonnie Glick made headlines last week after Bloomberg reported that she placed a hold on U.S. economic assistance to Lebanon...

 

President Trump signs executive order addressing anti-Semitism in US education

(JNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday, Dec. 11, addressing anti-Semitism amid the rise in hatred toward Jews in education in the United States, announced the White House in a call with reporters on Tuesday...

 

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