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...

POSSIBLE PEACE PROPOSALS

It might be rolled out fairly soon, but, then again, it may take another six months to a year. That is the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,”...

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...

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...

JTA: 5 Jewish Takeaways From Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The first-glance Jewish takeaway the day after the congressional midterms is that the number of Jewish lawmakers appears to have increased — in the U.S. House...
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