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 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020

White House ceremony celebrates new era for Israel, UAE and Bahrain

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Benjamin Netanyahu has complained for years about Arab leaders telling their people one thing in Arabic and diplomats saying another to Western audiences in English. Not on Tuesday....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020

Biden leads Trump 67-30 among Jewish voters, survey finds

(JTA) — A survey of Jewish voters shows 67 percent plan to vote for Joe Biden in November and 30 percent plan to vote for Donald Trump. The numbers in the survey released Monday by the Jewish Electorate Institute broke the same way when voters were...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020

Jewish umbrella body comes to a decision: Not to decide

(JTA) — The main foreign policy umbrella for the U.S. Jewish community came to a decision to not come to a decision on whether its members inappropriately disparage one another. Earlier this year, HIAS, the Jewish community’s lead immigration adv...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020

Biden says Trump's foreign policy is bad for Israel

(JTA) — At a virtual fundraiser organized by J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, Joe Biden said that President Donald Trump is bad for Israel because he runs a feckless foreign policy. “Trump’s put Israel in danger by...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 4, 2020

Kamala Harris tells Jewish supporters aid to Israel will not be conditional in a Biden administration

(JTA) — Kamala Harris, the California senator who is the Democratic vice presidential nominee, told Jewish supporters that Joe Biden, the presidential nominee, would not place any conditions on US aid to Israel. “Joe has made it clear he will not...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 4, 2020

Nikki Haley cites Trump's Israel policies in convention speech

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, highlighted President Donald Trump’s Israel policies to make the case he has advanced a robust foreign policy. Haley depicted Joe Biden, the former vice president,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 4, 2020

Father of daughter killed at Parkland, praises Trump at RNC

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was among the victims of a gunman who attacked a high school in Parkland, Florida, delivered remarks at the opening night of the Republican convention. Pollack, who voted for Donald Trump in...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 4, 2020

Lee Zeldin, one of the 2 Jewish Republicans in Congress, is in a dead heat in his House race

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Lee Zeldin, the Jewish Long Island Republican congressman, made the case for President Donald Trump by talking up his own service to his constituents and telling a harrowing...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 4, 2020

Rabbis, family, arguments and anxiety: All the Jewish scenes from the Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (JTA) - There were rabbis, there were arguments, there was fretting over the future, there was mishpacha, but snacks you had to bring yourself. The first virtual convention, held by...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 28, 2020

Gun control activists at DNC

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Gabby Giffords, the Jewish former congresswoman who became a leader in the gun control movement after being shot by an assailant in the head in 2011, opened the third night of the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 31, 2020

John Lewis and the Jews: 6 moments that showcase an enduring alliance

WASHINGTON (JTA) — When John Lewis, the civil rights icon and congressman from Georgia, died at 80 over the weekend, Jews in America and abroad lost an ally of nearly six decades. Lewis never tired of telling folks to “get into good trouble,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 24, 2020

Despite pressure from progressives, no major changes in Democratic platform on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Centrists on the platform-writing committee of the Democratic National Committee overrode progressives who wanted the platform to condemn Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The 2020 platform only alludes to the occupation,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 24, 2020

Evangelical says nixing West Bank annexation could cost Trump the election

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s potential annexation of parts of the West Bank may not be a top election issue for American Jews, or even a top issue right now for most Israelis. But some evangelical Christians in America are hoping to make it an...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 3, 2020

Chuck Schumer and 2 other key pro-Israel Democrats warn Israel against annexation

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Three of Israel's most stalwart boosters among Democrats in Congress are warning the country against annexing parts of the West Bank. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 3, 2020

As his feud with Trump erupts, John Bolton goes from pro-Israel hero to 'John who?'

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In 2015, the Zionist Organization of America gave John Bolton a standing ovation when he said he wanted to be U.S. president. In 2018, the ZOA gave him its Defender of Israel Award. This week, Bolton is about as far away from...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 26, 2020

House Dems push new letter aimed at unifying the party behind a message to Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) - House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank. The letter, now circulating...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 26, 2020

Full text of the letter from House Democrats warning Israel about annexation of the West Bank

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives — Jan Schakowsky, Ted Deutch, David E. Price, and Bradley S. Schneider — are circulating a letter among their colleagues that would warn Israel of the perils of annexation....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 19, 2020

At a time of racial strife, liberal groups file complaints about ZOA

WASHINGTON (JTA) - As many Jewish organizations across the United States sent out statements decrying racism over the past week, the head of the Zionist Organization of America took a different...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 19, 2020

AIPAC tells lawmakers it won't push back if they criticize annexation

WASHINGTON (JTA) - The leading pro-Israel lobby in the United States is telling lawmakers that they are free to criticize Israel's looming annexation plans - just as long as the criticism stops...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 12, 2020

Breaking China: A rupture looms between Israel and the United States

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Israel's announcement last week that an Israeli consortium would build Sorek 2, the world's largest desalination plant, surprised many who had been watching the deal: The contract h...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 29, 2020

Abbas ends security cooperation

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared an end to all agreements with Israel, including security cooperation, effectively turning over to Israel’s government the running of the entire West Bank. “The Palestine...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 8, 2020

Biden plans for increased protections for Jews and others

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Former Vice President Joe Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, with a proposal to add protections for Jews and other targets of hate attacks. “These are acts of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 8, 2020

As the sexual assault claim against Joe Biden builds, some Jewish women wonder whether he deserves their support

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Monday was supposed to have been a good news day for Joe Biden: The venerable New York congresswoman Nita Lowey convened hundreds of women on a phone call to launch a new group,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 1, 2020

CPMAJO taps as next chief Dianne Lob of HIAS

(JTA)—The nominating committee of US Jewry’s foreign policy umbrella has tapped as its next chair the immediate past chairwoman of the lead Jewish immigration advocacy group—one that has clashed repeatedly with the Trump administration. Dianne...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 24, 2020

West Bank annexation would damage US-Israel alliance

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A pro-Israel group is warning Israeli leaders that reports of planned annexations of parts of the West Bank would cause “long-term damage” to the U.S.-Israel alliance. “Such a move would make a two-state solution harder—if...

 

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