Democrats AWOL From AIPAC

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Democratic candidates are steering clear of AIPAC’s big policy conference, but celebrations by the pro-Israel lobby’s critics on the left may be premature. This...

Megadonor Michael Steinhardt Accused By 7 Women of a Pattern of Sexual Harassment

(JTA) — Michael Steinhardt, the megadonor who helped found Birthright Israel and supports a wide range of Jewish institutions, has been accused of a pattern of propositioning and making...

Gallup: More Than Half of Jews Identify as Democrats

(JTA) — About half of American Jews identified as Democrats in Gallup polls in 2018. Some 52 percent of American Jews identified as Democrat, 16 percent as Republican and 31...

Trump Promotes New Republican Group ‘Jexodus’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump promoted on his Twitter feed a group founded by Republicans that hopes to draw young Jews away from the Democratic Party. “‘Jewish...

Trump Tells GOP Donors in Florida: ‘Democrats Hate Jewish People’

President Donald Trump told Republican donors on Friday at Mar-a-Lago in Florida that the “Democrats hate Jewish people,” reported Axios. The president made the statement following the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a...

Jewish Guide to 2020 Presidential Challengers

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — The field of 2020 presidential contenders is a crowded one, to say the least. We have put together a series of articles that explore the candidates...

Trump Slams Democrats as ‘Anti-Jewish Party’

President Donald Trump on Friday weighed in on the bitter debate in Congress over the antisemitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), accusing the Democratic Party of becoming...

House Passes Resolution Condemning Antisemitism, Islamophobia

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday afternoon condemning antisemitism and Islamophobia. The final tally was 407-23. “Whereas whether from the political right, center or left, bigotry, discrimination,...

More Than $6.3 Million Raised for Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

(JTA) — Thousands of givers have opened their hearts to those affected by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, donating more than $6.3 million to a fund for their benefit set...

Engel Won’t Remove Minnesota Rep. Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday that he will not eject Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the committee over her latest antisemitic remarks. “No, I’m...
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UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

Political Roundup: Nassau County Joins Climate Program

Nassau County Joins Climate Smart Communities Program Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s...

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