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Pennsylvania’s Jewish A-G Josh Shapiro declares candidacy for governor

Josh Shapiro, a Democrat who has deep roots in the Jewish community, is running for governor of Pennsylvania.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
12/10/2021

US: 'Our position against unilateral Israeli settlement activity is clear'

Bennett has pledged not to freeze settlement construction, including the advancement of plans for such buildings.

Rashida Tlaib speaks at 'Gaza is Palestine' online event

The campaign hopes to stop Israel from receiving military assistance from the United States.

NYC mayor misused security detail for personal benefit, watchdog says

A spokeswoman for the mayor in a statement said he had never ordered members of his detail to do anything for his children and that they had provided security as advised by police officials.

By REUTERS
07/10/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

GOP support for Trump 2024 is growing - poll

The share of Republicans who say Donald Trump should continue to be a major national figure has grown by 10 percentage points – from 57% to 67%, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

07/10/2021
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham arrives with Max Miller for a State Dinner

Trump aide Stephanie Grisham accuses Jewish congressional candidate of abuse

Grisham going on the record with the charges lends them more heft as Miller’s race for Congress heats up. He immediately filed a lawsuit accusing Grisham of defamation.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/10/2021
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris launches her campaign for President of the United States

Kamala Harris ‘disagrees’ with student who said Israel commits genocide

Harris spoke for about 15 minutes to the class about the importance of organizing and making one’s voice heard.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
03/10/2021

Biden administration envoy hopes to continue Lebanon-Israel talks

Meet Amos Hochstein, the man heading the mediation between Israel and Lebanon. He will visit the two countries this month.

Women's March to protest abortion laws across US

Saturday's marches will take place from coast to coast, including in cities across Texas, a flashpoint in the nation's battle over abortion rights.

By REUTERS
02/10/2021

Donald Trump asks judge to force Twitter to restart account

The former US President argues Twitter was "coerced" by members of the US Congress to suspend his account.

By REUTERS
02/10/2021

Andy Levin's friendship with Rashida Tlaib gives him 'hope' for Israel

Levin said he believes US support for Israel, including US Jewish support, needs recalibrating.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
01/10/2021

VP Harris to student who accused Israel of 'genocide': Your truth must be heard

US Vice President Kamala Harris applauded a student who accused Israel of "ethnic genocide," saying "your truth cannot be suppressed."

29/09/2021
Members of the Proud Boys and supporters of US President Donald Trump show up at the US Capitol Buil

GOP voters losing interest in prosecuting Jan 6 rioters - poll

There remains a large partisan split on the fairness of House committee’s probe into the January 6 US Capitol riots.

Former president Ronald Reagan addresses the nation from the Oval Office

US President Reagan's shooter John Hinckley wins unconditional release

In 2016, Friedman allowed Hinckley to move out of a Washington psychiatric hospital, where he had lived for three decades, but imposed restrictions on his travel and internet usage.

By REUTERS
28/09/2021
President Reuven Rivlin hosts delegation of Democrats from US Congress in 2015

Vast majority of progressives overwhelmingly backed Iron Dome funding

But many of the progressives who spoke during the debate were reportedly unequivocal in agreeing with their more moderate colleagues that the Iron Dome was purely a defensive measure.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/09/2021
Ben and Jerry's.

Texas puts Ben & Jerry's on list of companies that boycott Israel

Texas is the fourth US state to take action against the global ice cream company in recent weeks.

Joe Biden’s job approval falls sharply - PEW survey

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center reported that a majority of the American public had faith in the president's handling of the coronavirus and its health impacts.

25/09/2021

Iron Dome: When every vote counts, fringe Progressives carry weight - analysis

The fight over the Iron Dome provision is part of a larger internal tug-of-war within the party that is unfolding these days.

Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses Ilhan Omar of 'supporting terror' in Twitter spat

The accusation comes as the two congresswomen traded barbs and insults over Twitter.

US border guard uses whip against Haitian migrants in Texas

The White House condemned the border guard as a video circulating social media showed him threatening migrants with the cords.

By REUTERS
21/09/2021

AOC introduces amendment to halt US arms sale to Israel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment to the defense budget bill to suspend a missile sale to Israel.

19/09/2021

US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally

Hours before the rally was set to start, Capitol police officers holding riot helmets and armed with batons and pistols took up positions outside the fence.

By REUTERS
18/09/2021
Democratic US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff attends a campaign event at the Georgia State Railroad Mus

Jon Ossoff condemns antisemitism in Yom Kippur speech

Jon Ossoff spoke at an Atlanta synagogue on Yom Kippur to denounce two incidents of antisemitic graffiti at local high schools.

By BEN SALES/JTA
18/09/2021

US top general called China, warned Trump could spark war

US General Mark Milley sought to assure General Li Zuocheng the US was stable and not going to attack and, if there were to be an attack, he would alert his counterpart ahead of time.

By REUTERS
15/09/2021

Biden to set vaccine requirements for federal workers, private companies

Biden will sign an executive order on Thursday that will cover millions of federal workers and contractors that do business with the federal government, the source said.

By REUTERS
09/09/2021
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