Do We Need Another Big Washington Pro-Israel Group?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — “Democratic” and “pro-Israel” didn’t use to make news when coupled, but The New York Times thought it newsworthy this week when yet another group...

Update on Legal Process Against Anti-Israel Disruptions at UCLA, UCI

News Analysis By Edwin Black Organized disruptors — both students and non-students — who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles in May 2018 might not...

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...
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Jill Biden pays tribute to Jonathan Sacks at yeshiva fundraiser in Detroit

(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

Yeshiva University Welcomes Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa for Inaugural Presidential Forum Conversation

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, visited Yeshiva University to participate in “Jews and...

Biden names Atlanta Jewish leader as envoy to UN Human Rights Council

(JTA) — President Joe Biden named a leader of the Atlanta Jewish community to the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has...

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