Upheavals Due to Coronavirus Pose Challenges for US-Israel Relationship

JNS.org – As the world’s attention has been focused on combating the spread of the coronavirus for the past two months, presidential primary campaign politics in the United States...

Report: West Bank Annexation Part of Palestinian Statehood Plan

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — An American official said that Israeli annexations of parts of the West Bank can occur as part of a plan that includes establishing a Palestinian state,...

Report: Biden Would Keep US Embassy in Jerusalem

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — An adviser to Joe Biden said the former vice president would keep the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem if elected president. Tony Blinken, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s...

Dianne Lob on Deck As Chair of Conference of Presidents

JNS.org – The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations elected Dianne Lob, former chair of HIAS, on Tuesday as its chair-elect, despite opposition from right-wing groups. In a meeting...

Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar to Address AIPAC by Video

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — Two more Democratic presidential candidates are now on the speakers’ list at this year’s AIPAC conference after the Israel lobby group allowed Joe Biden and Amy...

Klobuchar, Buttigieg Won’t Attend AIPAC Because of Super Tuesday

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg said they will not attend AIPAC’s annual conference because it overlaps with Super Tuesday. Their absence leaves former New...

VP Pence to Address AIPAC Conference 4th Straight Year

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Mike Pence will again appear as a speaker at the Israel lobby AIPAC’s annual conference, as he has every year since he became vice president in...

Psagot Winery Introduces Label Named for Mike Pompeo

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — A winery in the Israeli settlement of Psagot has introduced a special label named for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In a statement earlier this week,...

Friedman to Lead Committee Mapping West Bank Areas for Israeli Rule

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint U.S.-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty,...

Israel Takes Settlement Blacklist Fight to UNHRC

JNS.org – Following Wednesday’s release by the United Nations of a blacklist of companies connected to Israeli settlements, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has asked the country’s US consulates to reach...
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New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Holocaust Education

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – New Hampshire will mandate Holocaust and genocide prevention education under a bill passed overwhelmingly by its House of Representatives. If Gov....

13 Jewish Facts About ‘Hamilton’ Just in Time for Its Streaming Premiere

This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY ARIELLE KAPLAN In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash “Hamilton“ will be available to stream from the comfort of your...

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  By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD A friend of mine who lives in Israel messaged me on Facebook. She said that she went to pray at...

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