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Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from New Jersey Bob Hugin speaks alongside his wife and daughter. Credit: Bob Hugin for Senate Facebook page.
In an era in which support for Israel within the Democratic Party is waning—a reversal of previous decades of steadfast commitment—strong Democratic Israel allies are as important as ever to a Jewish state that desperately seeks to retain bipartisan support. In New Jersey, three-term Sen. Robert Menendez—the Democratic Party’s ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—has been a reliable...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) meets in Jerusalem with U.S. President Donald Trump's international negotiations representative Jason Greenblatt (left), U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (second from left) and Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the peace process in June 2017. Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.
U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and White House special adviser Jared Kushner will arrive in Israel as part of a Middle East tour next week to discuss previously undisclosed details of a peace plan being promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump. The delegation is also expected to visit Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The trip may be further expanded to...
In September 2011, a teacher leads one of the first classes of the new academic year at a Gaza-based school supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Credit: U.N. Photo/Shareef Sarhan.
lawmakers introduced new legislation last week aimed at holding the Palestinians accountable incitement in their school curriculum by increasing transparency on foreign aid. The Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act, which was introduced by Reps. David Young (R-Iowa), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) on June 7, requires the U.S. Secretary of State to submit annual...
Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus and head of its legal strategies Maurice Hirsch show former New York City Mayor and current attorney Rudy Giuliani their reports on the Palestinian Authority's payment of salaries to terrorist prisoners, 31 P.A. schools named after terrorists and texts presenting terrorists as role models from P.A. schoolbooks. (Credit: PMW)
U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer and close confidant Rudy Giuliani rejected the idea of a Palestinian state in an interview last week in Israel. During the meeting, Palestinian Media Watch Director Itamar Marcus and head of Legal Strategies Maurice Hirsch showed the former mayor of New York City PMW’s reports on the Palestinian Authority’s payment of salaries to terrorist prisoners, the 31 PA schools named after terrorists, as...
Ken Marcus speaks on behalf of the group he founded in 2011, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Credit: Facebook.
Jewish civil-rights advocate Kenneth Marcus was narrowly approved by the Senate as the next Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. Marcus, who founded the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, which fights to promote the civil and human rights of the Jewish people, was approved for the position by the Senate in a 50-46 vote,...
Jonathan Harris, the new executive director of IAC for Action.
The Israeli-American Coalition for Action (IAC for Action) has announced that Jonathan Harris will serve as its new executive director. Harris comes from a deep background of working in the pro-Israel community, formerly serving as a senior policy director for AIPAC, as well as working with StandWithUs and the Zionist Organization of America. “Jonathan brings a wealth of tremendous experience and...
Anti-Semitic threatening graffiti was found yesterday on a sign announcing the future home of the University of California San Diego Hillel Jewish Center, located at La Jolla Village Drive and North Torrey Pines Road. The graffiti read “F—- You All” in letters resembling Nazi swastikas, according to local media. Rabbi David Singer, Hillel Center Executive Director did his bet to wash...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from left) is pictured during a security and defense tour of the strategic Golan Heights region, near Israel’s northern border with Syria, in April 2016. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
An American plan to bring the U.S. closer to recognizing the Golan Heights was laid out last week for Israeli and American officials in Washington. The six-point plan proposed by a group of American legislators and spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) calls to implement trade agreements between the United States and Israel on the Golan Heights, and formulate a...
Rabbi Daniel Lehmann. Credit: Hebrew College.
The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) of Berkeley, Calif., recently announced the selection of Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann as the eighth president in the school’s 56-year history. Rabbi Lehmann, 56, comes to the position from Hebrew College in Newton, Mass., where he recently completed his tenure as president, and professor of pluralism and Jewish education. He also served as board chair...
File photo: Thousands of supporters gathered to express support for Israel in Times Square, New york on October 11, 2015. Photo by Amir Levy/Flash90
Thousands of revelers flooded New York City’s Times Square on Sunday to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary in a festive event organized by the Consulate General of Israel in New York and Israel’s Culture and Sport Ministry. The event, a massive street party, was led by a lineup of top Israeli performers and prominent politicians from both countries. The area, in...

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