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 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Republican Jewish Coalition conference kicked off the 2024 primary

LAS VEGAS (JTA) - For Republican Jews looking for an alternative to Donald Trump in 2024's presidential race, Ted Cruz presented a tantalizing choice on Saturday - at least for a few minutes. "When I...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Addressing Jewish Republicans, Kevin McCarthy promises to yank Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

LAS VEGAS (JTA) — Kevin McCarthy, the likely next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said he would remove Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in part because of her criticism of Israel. He also...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Welcome to the new Twitter

(JTA) — Elon Musk bantered with Kanye West and trolled the Anti-Defamation League this weekend, in the latest of mounting signs that he is choosing to let the platform become a free for all after acquiring it last month. West, the rapper and...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2022

Israel will not cooperate with FBI inquiry into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel will not cooperate with an FBI investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian American journalist who died in May in an exchange of fire between Palestinian and Israeli troops, Israel’s defense...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2022

From bat mitzvah guest to backer of Israel in Congress: Nancy Pelosi's Jewish journey

(JTA) — Five days after Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007 as the first woman elected to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, she held an event at her alma mater, the private Roman Catholic university, Trinity Washington. She asked a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2022

Biden congratulates Netanyahu on win

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden called Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on being reelected Israeli prime minister. Netanyahu said the two would work to expand the Abraham Accords....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2022

Polls show most Jewish voters backed Democrats

(JTA) — A poll of Jewish voters showed them overwhelmingly listing abortion rights and risks to democracy as their top issues when they voted in midterm elections. The poll commissioned by J Street and another exit poll conducted on behalf of Fox N...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 11, 2022

Lapid concedes to Netanyahu, prepares to hand over reins

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid called his rival, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to concede this week’s election as most of the votes were counted by the end of Thursday. “The State of Israel is above any political...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Herzog and Biden stress US-Israel closeness

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Israeli president Isaac Herzog had a message and stuck to it: Israel and the United States are on the same page no matter who wins elections in both countries next month. "We have e...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Meet 10 Jewish candidates who could be elected to Congress for the first time this fall

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, a gay man in a conservative-leaning area, and a Black woman from California — all are among the nearly two-dozen Jews who are hoping to enter Congress next year. Among the 46 Jewish...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Israel and Lebanon sign US-brokered maritime boundaries deal

(JTA) — After years of negotiation and military posturing, Israel and Lebanon signed a U.S.-brokered agreement that establishes maritime boundaries between the countries, allowing each to explore for fossil fuels unthreatened by the prospect of an...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 28, 2022

Trump again decries lack of US Jewish appreciation for him, as Zionist group prepares to fete him

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, has once again said he is baffled by the lack of appreciation he feels coming from American Jews. “No president has done more for Israel than I have,” he said on Truth Social, the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Israel's government approves maritime accord with Lebanon

(JTA) — Israel’s government has approved an historic maritime accord with Lebanon, as both countries are under pressure to get the agreement signed before October ends and their leaders may change. The Israeli and U.S. governments pushed back...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

No more training on Yom Kippur

(JTA) — The U.S. Air Force Academy has pledged to “correct” its processes to ensure that it does not schedule key events on major faith holidays after a mandatory training exercise took place on Yom Kippur. “The U.S. Air Force Academy...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Kanye West's vow to 'go death con 3' on Jews and his antisemitism controversy, explained

(JTA) — It started with a shirt and ended in a conflagration over antisemitism and Republican politics. Such is the extended news cycle over multiple antisemitic comments during the last week by Kanye West, the artist and provocateur who prefers to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Abbas urges Palestinian Americans to engage with AIPAC

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has emphatically encouraged dialogue with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, despite his disagreements with the center-right pro-Israel lobby and calls among the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 14, 2022

Israel-Lebanon maritime deal heads to collapse

WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Biden administration is still hoping to close a deal between Israel and Lebanon on a maritime border. Still, Israel is citing the deal's apparent collapse to prepare for...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

A Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism and big tech turned acrimonious

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The lawmakers thanked the representatives from the social networks giants for attending the Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism — after all, it was not an official congressional hearing and no one was obliged to turn up. But...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Rashida Tlaib says progressives cannot support Israel's government, sparking sharp criticism from fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s an argument that has percolated for years in salons and on social media and now members of Congress are duking it out: What fits better into the “progressive” portmanteau, supporting or opposing Israeli policies? Rep....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Biden hosts first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is bringing a Jewish High Holiday celebration to the White House for the first time. His White House is hosting a Rosh Hashanah reception tonight, Sept. 30, Jewish Insider reported on Monday. As vice president...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Yair Lapid tells US Jewish leaders he loves them, drawing a contrast with Netanyahu

(JTA) — Yair Lapid called the people around the table “family” and “brothers and sisters.” The vibe was unusual for the 50 or so Jewish leaders who convened Wednesday to meet the Israeli prime minister, and who were used to being lectured a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 16, 2022

Israel advances plan to build 700 units in new East Jerusalem settlement

(JTA) — Israel’s government advanced a plan to build as many as 700 new apartment units in a suburb of Jerusalem that opponents say encroaches on a Palestinian village that straddles the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 9, 2022

What's in the new Iran deal, and what's holding it up?

(JTA) - Last week, the chances that the United States would rejoin the Iran nuclear deal seemed higher than they had been in years.  CNN and Reuters reported that Iran had dropped multiple demands...

 

Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

(JTA) - Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader whose reforms, including allowing massive numbers of Jews to emigrate to Israel, changed his country and the world, died at 91. Russian media said...

 

A group of Jews massacred over 800 years ago reveal a secret about Jewish genetics

(JTA) - For nearly a millennium, 17 Jewish children and adults lost to history at the bottom of a well kept a secret about the genetic markers that distinguish Ashkenazi Jews. In 1190, in Norwich, a...

 

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