Israeli Man Indicted for Spitting on Polish Ambassador

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 65-year-old Israeli man has been indicted for banging on the roof of the car of Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski and spitting at him. According...

Trump Celebrates Anniversary of Jerusalem Embassy Move

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN(JTA) — One year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump called it “a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel.” Trump referenced...

AIPAC Opposes Bills Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States, has apparently opposed companion congressional bills to enact into law U.S. President Donald...

American Jewish Power Brokers Worried By Netanyahu’s Promise to Annex West Bank

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The warning came Friday afternoon in Israel just as Benjamin Netanyahu was savoring his re-election victory: Don’t make good on your pledge to annex...

Kushner Explains Why US Abandoned Term ‘Two States’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jared Kushner explained why he asked peace negotiators to no longer use the term “two states.” Kushner, one of the key architects of the Trump administration’s...

Report: Airbnb Policy a ‘Growing Headache’

A recent article in Forbes magazine reported that Airbnb’s decision to delist 200 Jewish residences in Judea and Samaria from its popular travel rental site is becoming a “growing...

Trump Administration to Release Mideast Peace Plan ‘As Early As This Month’

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election on Tuesday, the Trump administration could release its peace proposal for the Israelis and the Palestinians “as early as this month,” according...

Palestinian Official Hanan Ashrawi Denied US Visa

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hanan Ashrawi, the longtime Palestinian spokeswoman and commentator, said the Trump administration turned down her request for a visa to visit her family. “No reason...

Jewish Organizations Urge Trump to Let Netanyahu Decide on West Bank

A coalition of 20 pro-Israel organizations sent a joint letter on Tuesday to President Donald Trump, asking him to let Israel decide on sovereignty. This was in response to nine...

Study: Jews More Likely Than Christians to Knock Trump on Israel

BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — American Jews are much more likely than their Christian counterparts to express criticism of President Donald Trump’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a...
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