How We Got New House Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wrong on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman that Massachusetts elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In the media coverage of this wild and woolly election, her...

Another PR Headache for Israel’s Genesis Prize

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — With the announcement last month that it had picked Robert Kraft as its 2019 laureate, the Genesis Prize seemed poised for a calmer year. Last year the...
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Larry Gordon Live: Election Day Interview With Mayor Alex Edelman

WATCH as Larry Gordon catches a candid glimpse of Election Day with Mayor Alex Edelman and learn about his views on the future of Lawrence. Catch Election Day results...

All The World’s A Stage For Media Coverage Of Refugees

By Jake Novak Pictures of crying children on the newspapers. Online video of menacing looking law enforcement agents confronting crowds. Sounds of screaming and crying on the radio and TV. Question: Do the...

Is Iran Trying to Drag Israel Into War in Gaza?

Hamas, the rulers of the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian terrorist group ‎Islamic Jihad both were quick to deny launching rockets from Gaza ‎Wednesday, after a Grad rocket fired on Israel scored...

Florida Governor-Elect DeSantis: I Will Be Aggressive Against BDS

If there is one American politician who has made support for Israel a daily agenda item, Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is that man. DeSantis,a Republican who for six years served...

President H.W. Bush Was Often at Odds With Israeli Leaders

Following the death of President George H.W. Bush on Nov. 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the 41st American president for his “commitment to Israel’s security, important contribution...

Friend or Foe? Russia, Israel Grapple with Geostrategic Interests

The announcement this month that Russia planned to transfer the advance S-300 surface-to-air defense system to Syria in response to the recent accidental downing of a Russian military plane...

Is Israel Anti-Boycott Bill Dead or Alive?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sens. Ben Cardin, Democrat of Maryland and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio have been leading the charge on behalf of a Senate bill that...

Rabbi Meir Kahane and Israel’s Far Right, Explained

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered a partnership between the extreme right-wing party Jewish Power, or Otzma Yehudit, and the more moderate right-wing Jewish Home, the...
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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

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