The Wisdom Behind Israel’s Crazy Multi-Party System

By ARIEL PICARD JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked...

Jewish Groups Disavow Antisemitism of Women’s March Leadership

Ever since it took the nation by storm, a dark cloud has been hanging over the Women’s March concerning its leadership’s associations with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis...

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...

The Drama of Running the Jewish Nation With a Razor-Thin Majority

Since Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation as Defense Minister and Yisrael Beytenu’s departure from the government in mid-November, the ruling coalition led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has just...

Novak: Support Journalism That Encourages Frank Analysis

About 10 months ago, I had an informal meeting at a hotel lounge with a high level member of President Donald Trump’s economic team. He began by briefing me...

Benjamin Netanyahu Hated George H.W. Bush’s Peace Plan. Now It’s His Policy.

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — When a president dies, the tendency is to put aside long-simmering resentments and consider the wholeness of his record. So it was when Israeli Prime...

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...

George H.W. Bush, President With Complicated Jewish Legacy, Dies at 94

WASHINGTON (JTA) – George H. W. Bush, the one-term president whose public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews out...

Can We Compare the Migrant Caravan to Jews Fleeing Nazi Europe?

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just one of 435 members of the incoming U.S. House of Representatives, but her youth, surprise primary win in her Bronx-area district,...

Novak: Should American Jews Fear Nationalism?

By Jake Novak Whenever nationalism and Jews are discussed, surely we all must refer to that short dictator who rose from humble beginnings to take over his country with a message...
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