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 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 25, 2022

In rare show of unity, all 25 Jewish House Democrats blast Amnesty director's comments on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — All 25 Jewish Democrats in the House, a fractious caucus that rarely unanimously agrees on issues of Jewish interest, signed onto a statement slamming recent comments by Amnesty International’s U.S. director, who said he...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 18, 2022

$1 billion extra for Iron Dome gets wrapped into Congress' must-pass 2022 spending bill

WASHINGTON (JTA) — After months of maneuvering over $1 billion to replace Iron Dome batteries Israel lost in last year’s Gaza conflict, the money is to be included in a bipartisan spending bill Congress will consider this week as it looks to...

 

In appeal to US Jewish leaders, Zelensky calls Russian invasion 'pure Nazism'

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In an emotional call with American Jewish leaders, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky characterized the Russian invasion of his country as “pure Nazism.” Zelensky also invoked his Jewishness in an appeal for assistance wh...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 4, 2022

Wyoming's legislature rejects critical race theory ban

(JTA) — It seemed a slam dunk: The popular conservative cause of banning “critical race theory” in schools, being taken up for a vote in one of the country’s most lopsidedly conservative legislatures. Then a Democrat, one of just seven in the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 25, 2022

JFNA names 2nd female chair

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Julie Platt is a one-time banker who has become a leader in promoting Jewish education and helping to rescue Jewish camping from the ravages of the pandemic. Now, she's about to mak...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 25, 2022

Georgia rabbi blows wake-up call to state legislators

(JTA) –When Rabbi Larry Sernovitz was asked to deliver the morning devotion to the Georgia state legislature, he came armed with an ancient alarm: A shofar, the ram’s horn blown in synagogues during the high holy days. The Atlanta...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 25, 2022

New document adding gun reform and LGBTQ advocacy back to policy priority list

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Less than a week after the Jewish Federations of North America removed hot button items such as addressing gun violence and defending LGBTQ rights from their annual priorities list, the umbrella group added them back into a subse...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 18, 2022

3 neo-Nazis arrested in Orlando

(JTA) — Police in Orange County, Florida, arrested three men accused of violence and theft during a neo-Nazi rally in Orlando that made national headlines. Local media identified the men as Joshua Terrell, 46; Jason Brown, 47; and Burt Colucci,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 11, 2022

Rep. Andy Levin the 'most corrosive' on Israel

(JTA) — Some members of Congress are openly hostile to Israel. But it was Rep. Andy Levin, a Detroit-area Michigan Democrat and a scion of a storied Jewish political family, whom a former AIPAC president identified in an email earlier this month as...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 11, 2022

Schumer recites the Shema prayer at National Prayer Breakfast and joins Biden's plea for unity

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, the most senior Jewish elected official in U.S. history, recited the Shema prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. The New York Democrat added a reading from Leviticus that emphasized unity,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 4, 2022

Down to one Jewish justice

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Stephen Breyer, the oldest justice on the Supreme Court and one of its minority of three liberal justices, is set to retire, multiple reports said Wednesday. The move would leave...

 

Esther Pollard dies at 68

(JTA) — Esther Pollard, who spent decades fighting to see her husband live free in Israel after being convicted for spying on the United States, has died at 68. Pollard died in Jerusalem Monday from complications related to the coronavirus, the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 28, 2022

Church official equates Israeli occupation with 'slavery'

(JTA) - U.S. Jewish groups slammed a top Presbyterian Church official for Martin Luther King Day remarks that equated Israel's West Bank "occupation" with slavery and implied that American Jews have...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 21, 2022

'We were terrified': Texas rabbi says he threw a chair at synagogue gun-man to facilitate escape

(JTA) — Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker has publicly described for the first time the moment he and two other hostages escaped a gunman in his synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday “The last hour or so of the standoff, he wasn’t getting...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 21, 2022

A marketing firm that works with Jewish groups, Big Duck, has nixed a potential client because of its Israel ties

(JTA) — A marketing firm that has worked extensively with Jewish nonprofits has declined to work with one because of growing concerns among its staff members about groups with “significant programming in Israel.” The Shalom Hartman Institute,...

 

Israel's ambassador to the UN invokes 'Harry Potter' magic in message to Emma Watson

(JTA) - Gilad Erdan, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, had a message for the actress Emma Watson after an Instagram account in her name posted a message that was in apparent solidarity with...

 

Harry Reid, a pugnacious Senate majority leader with deep Jewish ties, dies at 82

WASHINGTON (JTA) - When Harry Reid was 19, he wanted to marry Landra Gould. Her Jewish parents had other ideas. Reid, a middleweight boxer who converted to the Church of Latter-day Saints as a...

 

18 noteworthy Jews who died in 2021

(JTA) - Every year brings the deaths of Jewish icons who leave behind outsized legacies, from the realms of art and culture, government, business, philanthropy and beyond. Here are 18 whom we lost in...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 31, 2021

Billoo continues attacks on 'Zionists' as she goes on sabbatical

(JTA) — A Muslim civil rights leader who stirred outrage when she said “polite Zionists” like Jewish federations “are not your friends” continued her critique of “Zionists” as she announced that she is going on a sabbatical. “I am...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 31, 2021

In reset to pre-Trump norm, State Department terrorism report includes extensive reporting on West Bank settler violence

(JTA) — The U.S. State Department has included extensive reporting on West Bank settler attacks on Palestinians in its annual terrorism report, a sign of how seriously the Biden administration is treating the phenomenon. The 2020 report on...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 24, 2021

AIPAC will now fundraise for politiciansAIPAC will now fundraise for politicians

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It has been for decades a recurring confusion for some in Washington: does AIPAC, the country’s largest pro-Israel lobby, have a PAC? Not until today. The PAC in AIPAC stands for Public Affairs Committee, not political action...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 24, 2021

House committee debates antisemitism as it moves forward a bill to create an Islamophobia monitor

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bill that would create an Islamophobia monitor in much the same cast as the State Department’s antisemitism monitor cleared its first hurdle on Friday, after a House committee debate about antisemitism. The bill, whose lead...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 24, 2021

Fox removes cartoon depicting George Soros as a 'puppet master'

(JTA) — Fox News removed a cartoon depicting George Soros as a puppet master from social media after the Anti-Defamation League called out the conservative news giant for peddling antisemitic tropes. “As we have told @FoxNewsnumerous times,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 17, 2021

In Israel for Miss Universe competition, Puerto Rican contestant reveals that her great-grandfather survived the Holocaust

(JTA) - When she won the privilege of representing Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe contest, Michelle Marie Colon spoke of her pride in making history as the first Black woman from the territory to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 17, 2021

In deal to avoid prosecution, Michael Steinhardt is barred for life from collecting antiquities

(JTA) - Michael Steinhardt, the hedge funder and megadonor to Jewish causes, has agreed to surrender 180 stolen antiquities worth $70 million to their rightful homelands and to never again collect...

 

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