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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton addresses the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit in Washington, D.C., on July 8, 2019. Credit: CUFI/Facebook.
Jewish and Israel-related groups reacted to the ouster of John Bolton as national security advisor on Tuesday amid disagreements between the two on a number of matters regarding Iran, North Korea and other foreign-policy issues. “@AmbJohnBolton thank you for your longstanding friendship, moral clarity and passionate defense of America and our allies, especially Israel,” tweeted Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks. “I...
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton. Credit: Michael Vadon via Flickr.
U.S. President Donald Trump fired National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday amid disagreements regarding Iran, North Korea and other foreign-policy issues. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the administration, and therefore. … I asked John for...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Credit: Flickr.
When visiting Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland this week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will bring along the mezuzah hat was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot and killed by a gunman during Shabbat-morning services on Oct. 27, 2018—the...
Professor emeritus of Harvard University Law School and noted Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz claimed last week that former president Barack Obama lied to him about supporting Israel and is now reconsidering his Democrat Party affiliation, according to a report in One America News. “Starting with a phone call I got when I was in Israel on a very, very noisy night from...
Linda Sarsour Credit: Festival of Faiths via Wikimedia Commons.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday tweeted an excerpt from a speech by American political activist Linda Sarsour in which Sarsour expressed her hope Sanders would be the first Jewish president. Sarsour, who made the remarks at a recent presidential campaign rally for the Vermont senator, also said that Sanders would lead “a transformative foreign policy—one that...
Beto O'Rourke, a former Democratic Texas congressman, who announced on March 14, 2019 that he is running for president. Credit: Beto O'Rourke via Facebook.
Former Texas representative and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump has turned the U.S.-Israel relationship into a partisan issue. “Certainly the president is trying to ; I don’t think he’ll be successful in that,” he told Haartez at the LGBTQ synagogue Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan. “Certainly Prime Minister Netanyahu has tried to do that ...
The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a mass shooting took place during Shabbat services on Oct. 27. Credit: Google Maps screenshot.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has donated the money it received from winning the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news reporting to the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot and killed by a gunman during Shabbat-morning services on Oct. 27, 2018. It was the deadliest attack in American Jewish history. The publication won the $15,000...
U.S. President Donald Trump, June 20, 2019. Credit: White House Photo.
U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated that he was open to meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “Sure, anything’s possible. They would like to be able to solve their problem,” he said on Wednesday in reference to rising inflation and the struggling economy for citizens of the Islamic Republic. “We could solve it...
U.S. special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt speaks at the annual “Jerusalem Post” conference in New York on June 16, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.
Jewish and pro-Israel community leaders and groups reacted to the White House announcement on Thursday that U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt plans to resign within the coming weeks. “Mr. Greenblatt has played a pivotal role over the last two years in strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship and in working on ways to seek a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” American Israel...
U.S. Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt attends a press conference regarding the water agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt will resign within the coming weeks, announced the White House on Thursday. Reportedly, Greenblatt, who has played a key role in the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and the Palestinians, will remain at the White House for another few weeks until the launch of the political component of the proposal following...

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