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Iranian attack strengthens Israel-US ties after weeks of tension over Hamas war

US, other nations scramble to protect Israel from drones and rockets from Tehran; Biden voices unqualified support, Congress accelerates defense...

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Ritchie Torres’s Israel activism sparks controversy at home – but in Israel, he’s a star

Progressive Bronx congressman’s support for the Jewish state has brought harassment from opponents, but a recent visit to the Holy Land saw him...

11.04.2024 20

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How Howard Kohr made AIPAC a pro-Israel powerhouse while keeping a low profile

Under Kohr, who is retiring as CEO by year’s end, fundraising ballooned; though his organization faced accusations of leaning right, he refused...

05.04.2024 60

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US congressman denies calling to nuke Gaza after urging Hiroshima-like tactics

Rep. Tim Walberg argues he ‘used a metaphor to convey the need for both Israel and Ukraine to win their wars as swiftly as possible, without...

02.04.2024 30

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US senator accused of invoking blood libel in Easter post about IDF in Gaza

Jeff Merkley references Christian holiday celebrating resurrection of Jesus in tweet calling on US to stop supplying Israel with bombs

01.04.2024 20

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Joe Lieberman, centrist senator and first Jew on major presidential ticket, dies at 82

Veteran politician became one of most visible role models for Jewish observance in high places and was known for his attempts to build bridges in an...

28.03.2024 70

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Major US Jewish groups object $30.5 cut to federal security funding

Spending slashes made across board for Department of Homeland Security as part of last minute $1.2 trillion package negotiated by Biden,...

28.03.2024 30

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Netanyahu is unpopular at home. But not for the reasons US lawmakers are turning on him

Most Israelis support their PM’s overarching goals in Gaza over Biden’s, but they don’t necessarily agree with the way he is pursuing victory,...

22.03.2024 20

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US Jewish history museum may join Smithsonian, 4 years after bankruptcy

Lawmakers introduce legislation to consider adding Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia to iconic trust amid spike in...

21.03.2024 10

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Prominent progressive Jewish donors urge Biden to end ‘unconditional’ Israel support

Letter warns disillusionment among Democrats over Gaza war is boosting chances of Trump victory; charges Israel with ‘indiscriminate...

21.03.2024 20

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In Ireland, Israel-Palestinian conflict serves as stand-in for fight against British

The Green Isle’s current criticism of Israel over war against Hamas follows years-long hostility to Jewish state, believing it uses the same...

19.03.2024 10

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The Jewish Democrats’ plan to get Joe Biden reelected by targeting independent voters

JDCA notes high Jewish turnout and that in swing states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, number of Jews who voted Biden in 2020 was larger...

12.03.2024 40

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North Carolina race pits Jewish Democrat against Republican accused of antisemitism

Josh Stein to face off against Mark Robinson, whose social media posts and comments have targeted Jewish and LGBTQ communities

06.03.2024 20

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‘Uncommitted’ vote against Biden’s pro-Israel stance makes mark in 5 more states

Protest gains include a fifth of Minnesota ballots; anti-war movement could send delegates to convention indicating issue could hurt incumbent in US...

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GOP congressman says critics misinterpreted his seeming backing of antisemitic post

After criticism, Georgia’s Mike Collins says he wasn’t endorsing message that identified journalist as Jewish but the article shared in...

05.03.2024 30

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17 relatives of American hostages in Gaza to attend Biden’s State of the Union speech

The family members will be guests of a bipartisan slate of Congress members, including Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson and Democratic Minority...

05.03.2024 30

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What would Donald do? Here’s what we know about how Trump would handle Israel and Gaza

While the former president hasn’t released a detailed plan on the war, he points to support for Israel during his first term and his posture...

02.03.2024 70

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Back from Israel, 6 House Dems accuse PM of ‘utter disregard’ for Palestinian lives

Six lawmakers, several with pro-Israel records, who traveled to Israel with J Street delegation blame Netanyahu for failure to get relief to Gazans,...

02.03.2024 60

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Ritchie Torres left the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Or did it leave him?

Pro-Israel rep, under fire for stance, removed from largest subgroup among Democrats in US House of Representatives, with over 100 members

23.02.2024 30

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$14B US aid package for Israel crafted with eye to ‘multi-front war,’ not just Gaza

Most of the funds in hotly debated bill would go to Ukraine, though it also proposes spending billions to bolster Israeli air defenses, ammo...

21.02.2024 20

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Left-wing Zionist groups Americans for Peace Now and Ameinu to merge

Leaders of the two small but well-known organizations say combined resources will strengthen the initiatives each has been dedicated to as they worked...

15.02.2024 7

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Israel aid debate exposes fractures among American Jewish groups over immigration

Jewish organizations have historically pushed for increased rights for migrants, but JFNA, ADL and AJC are now embracing bill seeking to toughen the...

08.02.2024 70

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Mayorkas impeachment fails, amid objections by Jewish groups over antisemitism

Community groups say process invoked anti-immigrant ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy against Jewish homeland secretary, as GOP rails against...

07.02.2024 30

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Protesters blocking delivery of aid to Gaza plan march to Jerusalem

Relatives of Israeli hostages and activists set to march from Zikim crossing to Netanyahu’s office, end with rally in capital

03.02.2024 20

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Elliot Resnick, former Jewish Press editor, pleads guilty to Jan. 6 felony

Prosecution recommends prison sentence of 8-14 months and fine of between $4,000 and $40,000; judge to decide on sentence in June

31.01.2024 20

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US campuses aren’t the only ones erupting over Gaza: Welcome to University of Haifa

In a rare educational oasis of coexistence, the Oct. 7 massacre and Gaza war have roiled tensions. Students, both Jewish and Arab, have diverse...

30.01.2024 30

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Lyft lets go of driver for alleged attack on DC rabbi; police not probing as hate crime

Rabbi Menachem Shemtov treated for gash in face after unnamed driver punches him with key in hand amid apparent disagreement over music

30.01.2024 20

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In veiled jab at Trump, pro-Israel evangelical leader slams racism, antisemitism in GOP

John Hagee publishes op-ed taking implied shots at former US president, denounces Texas state party for rejecting ban on associating with Nazi...

23.01.2024 40

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What the Jews advising Donald Trump, Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have to say

With the Republican primaries underway, the advisers on Jewish issues and liaisons to the community for the three front-runners weigh in on the race...

21.01.2024 20

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Group of Jewish Democrats in US House slam Netanyahu for rejecting Palestinian state

Fifteen lawmakers say they ‘strongly disagree’ with PM for opposing Palestinian sovereignty and that two-state solution ‘is the path...

20.01.2024 40

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US presidential hopeful Dean Phillips drops diversity label seen as excluding Jews

Jewish Democratic candidate removes heading of ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,’ from his website after critic of framework, billionaire...

19.01.2024 20

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Pro-Israel Democrat: Praising October 7 is like cheering lynchings of African Americans

In speech marking MLK Day, Ritchie Torres says reactions to Hamas-led atrocities ‘revealed a barbarity of the American heart that reminded me of...

18.01.2024 60

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Nikki Haley a favorite for Jewish Republican donors seeking credible Trump alternative

Lauded as ‘staunchly pro-Israel’ and a supporter of women’s rights, the long shot candidate has gathered a who’s who of Jewish...

13.01.2024 20

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Americans for Peace Now becomes first US Zionist group to call for Gaza ceasefire

Left-leaning group calls on Biden to push transition from ‘war to peacekeeping,’ suggesting first crack in broad support for...

09.01.2024 20

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How the watermelon wound up as a symbol of Palestinian nationalism

Using the fruit to signify the Palestinian flag has seen a resurgence since the outbreak of the war with Hamas, including on the sweatshirt of actress...

06.01.2024 30

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Herb Kohl, former Jewish senator from Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bucks owner, dies at 88

He was known for his soft-spoken approach in philanthropy, business and politics, an outlook he said he learned from his Jewish immigrant parents

29.12.2023 9

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What to know about Dean Phillips, the Jewish congressman running for US president

The disarming Democrat from Minnesota is friends with Ilhan Omar while staunchly supporting Israel – and praises Joe Biden while competing...

28.12.2023 60

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US House calls on MIT, Harvard presidents to resign over campus antisemitism

125 Democrats vote against resolution from Stefanik, whose questioning of university presidents elicited qualified comments on how to respond to calls...

15.12.2023 20

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GOP picks Ethiopian-born Israeli-American to run for seat of expelled NY Rep. Santos

Nassau County legislator and former IDF paratrooper Mazi Pilip to face off against Democratic former congressman Tom Suozzi in February 13 special...

15.12.2023 30

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The debate over what should happen in Gaza after the war, explained

While Israel and the US can agree that the conflict should end with Hamas’s removal from power, they differ on what things will look like the day...

14.12.2023 20

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Seeking funds, White House to brief Jewish lawmakers on plan to combat antisemitism

Doug Emhoff, Jewish second gentleman, to lead meeting aimed at getting budget for office that deals with antisemitism on campus, as well as hundreds...

13.12.2023 10

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‘Is that really her?’: Liberal Jews split on Stefanik after antisemitism hearings

Some back Republican’s campus hate speech fight, but others note she has echoed white supremacist great replacement theory, supports Trump ‘who...

12.12.2023 20

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Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff to have 3 menorahs, representing Jewish joy and trauma

With one pre-WWII candelabra, one designed by Holocaust survivor Erwin Thieberger and one on loan from the Tree of Life Synagogue, triumph and tragedy...

08.12.2023 8

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Staffers of 140 mostly progressive Jewish groups urge Biden to push for Gaza truce

Over 500 people sign letter to US president, Congress, claiming there is broad US Jewish support to press Israel to agree to ceasefire in war with...

08.12.2023 10

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US House okays resolution by Jewish Republicans equating antisemitism to anti-Zionism

24 Jewish Democrats among the 92 lawmakers to vote ‘present,’ disputing measure’s assertion that all forms of anti-Zionism are...

06.12.2023 30

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There’s a new Jewish Caucus in US Congress, but its mission is still unclear

Jewish members of Congress gather for first meeting, but deeply divided over Israel-Hamas war, other issues; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We...

02.12.2023 10

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US House expels New York Republican who lied about his Jewish identity, other topics

George Santos ejected from the legislature in 311-114 vote over egregious fabrications and criminal charges against him

02.12.2023 10

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Stark images of Oct. 7 murder and torture in Israel leave US senators distraught

Members of both parties shaken after viewing 43 minutes of harrowing footage shown at a pivotal moment for Israel, which relies on American support to...

29.11.2023 10

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US officials laud hostage deal — but contemplate how much more war to support

Four-day pause is expected to lead to demands for a longer break in Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza; US Secretary of State Blinken said...

22.11.2023 20

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2 more US Jewish Democrats join growing calls for a Gaza ceasefire

Jamie Raskin, Sarah Jacobs join fellow party members whose positions have shifted following protests by critics and Jewish anti-Israel groups held at...

19.11.2023 20

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