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...

U.S. Views Israelis Favorably, Less Keen on Israeli Government

According to a new Pew Research Poll, most Americans view Israelis favorably, but less than half feel the same way about the Israeli government. The study also shows a...

Kushner: Peace Plan Seeks ‘Compromises’ From Israelis, Palestinians

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that the highly anticipated so-called “deal of the century” will “demand tough compromises from Israelis and Palestinians.” “Normally they start with...

US, Israel Launch Reciprocal Investor Visa Programs

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The United States and Israel have launched a reciprocal policy allowing major investors to reside in each country. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday that it would grant...

Netanyahu Wants New Golan Neighborhood Named for Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighborhood in the Golan after U.S....

At Town Hall, Sanders Calls Netanyahu Government Racist

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Bernie Sanders called Israel’s new government “racist,” but also said he is “100 percent pro-Israel.” Sanders, I-Vt., who is Jewish, was one of five...

Israeli in Sri Lanka Describes ‘Total Shock’ After Bombings

Over 200 people were are reported killed and hundreds injured in a coordinated series of bombing attacks on multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, Sunday. The attacks occurred...

Kushner: No Mideast Peace Plan Until Early June

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner reportedly told a group of ambassadors on Wednesday that the highly-anticipated Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians will be released after...

Dermer Addresses Concerns About Peace Plan at White House Meeting

The Trump administration held a closed-door meeting with more than 70 Jewish and pro-Israel leaders at the White House on Tuesday ahead of the highly-anticipated Mideast peace plan between...

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...
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