Trump to Name LA Prosecutor, Iraq War Vet to Antisemitism Post

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump is set to name a Los Angeles prosecutor to be the State Department’s envoy for anti-Semitism. The post has been empty...

Meet Minnesota’s Rep. Hagedorn: A ‘Peace Through Strength’ Lawmaker

Editor’s Note: A number of new members of Congress, including those in the Democratic House majority, bring new faces to the Jewish and pro-Israel community. JNS will introduce some...

Can These House Reps Talk It Out Over Tea?

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — An antisemitic voicemail may lead to a truce between two feuding members of Congress. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., supports the movement to boycott Israel, known as BDS. Rep....

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Compares Israel to Iran

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who has faced past antisemitism allegations, compared Israel to Iran in a Yahoo! News interview published earlier this week. “When I see Israel institute a law...

Federal Grand Jury Adds Hate Crimes Charges to Pittsburgh Indictment

(JTA) — A federal grand jury has added hate crimes charges to the indictment against the alleged gunman in the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11...

Jewish Democrats Launch Initiative to Strengthen Pro-Israel Ties

The US and Israeli flags. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen. Amid rising concerns over the growing partisanship surrounding US-Israel ties, Jewish Democrats launched a fresh initiative on Monday aimed at...

Senate Advances Bill Codifying Israel Aid, Addressing BDS

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate advanced a Middle East policy bill that codifies assistance for Israel and protects states that ban dealings with Israel boycotters. The Senate...

Trump Invokes Israel’s Wall in Speech on Government Reopening

(JTA) — Announcing that he has agreed to end the partial government shutdown for three weeks, President Donald Trump invoked Israel’s security barrier in defense of what had been...

Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Re-Certification

The bread is back. After removing kosher certification from many of its items in 2017, Bimbo Bakeries USA will once again be selling kosher products. “After hearing from our loyal kosher...

Las Vegas Mayor Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Re-Election Bid

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced from City Hall that she has breast cancer — then she filed for re-election. Goodman, 79, is in her second term...
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Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint Arab List, signaled a potential major political shift when he announced last week that his party would consider...

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BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military said it thwarted a planned attack by Iran-backed fighters using drones armed with explosives. Israeli fighter jets late...

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