Jewish Organizations See Relief in Aid Bill – Following a week of frantic negotiations, Congress passed an unprecedented spending bill to provide $2.1 trillion in assistance to Americans and businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The...

Former FBI Agent Who Disappeared in Iran Is Dead, Family Says

BY RON KAMPEAS Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson who vanished on a CIA mission in Iran is likely dead. the New York Times reported. On Wednesday, the family posted the “devastating” news...

Death Considered for Poway Synagogue Shooter

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — California prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against the gunman who allegedly opened fire on the Chabad of Poway synagogue, leaving one congregant dead. Prosecutors from...

National Museum of American Jewish History Files for Bankruptcy Protection

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it owes more than $30 million to bondholders. Much of the debt is from the...

Pence, Bloomberg Take Aim at Sanders at AIPAC

In remarks at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee )AIPAC) conference in Washington, DC, on Monday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence slammed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders over...

LA Charter School Fight Turns Antisemitic

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Charter school supporters in Los Angeles are targeting a Jewish school board member with attack mailers that some critics have called antisemitic. The mailers portray Scott Schmerelson...

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...

Conference of Presidents Leaders Strive for Consensus – Disagreements, political and religious, have been literally built into the essence of the Jewish people. And some Jewish entities were built to handle such debate and, in...

AIPAC Announces Bipartisan Lineup at Annual Conference

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The majority and minority leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives will address the Israel lobby AIPAC’s annual policy conference. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee...

Jews Still Feel Unsafe 2 Years After Parkland Shooting

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN PARKLAND, Fla. (JTA) — It was during Zoey Fox-Snider’s sophomore year that a gunman entered her campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. The 17-year-old remembers the fire...
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