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Palestinian leader Saeb Erekat. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Palestinian leader calls for boycotting merged US embassy in Jerusalem

Palestinian leader Saeb Erekat called for boycotting the updated U.S. embassy in Israel, which officially absorbedthe U.S. Consulate General earlier this week. Erekat said on Thursday that the international community should “not to engage in any...
Benny Gantz of the Blue and White joint list speaks during a meeting with members of the Druze community in the Druze town of Daliyat al-Karmel, northern Israel, March 7, 2019. Credit: Meir Vaknin/Flash90

What won’t change if Gantz replaces Netanyahu

For years, we’ve been told that support for Israel is being undermined by two factors. On the one hand, many Americans view the policies of the government led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the American Jewish Committee in the Vatican on March 8, 2019. Credit: American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris via Twitter.

Pope Francis meets with American Jewish Committee delegation in the Vatican

Pope Francis met with a delegation of 35 leaders from the American Jewish Committee on Friday in the Vatican, where he denounced anti-Semitism. “Your commitment to Jewish-Christian dialogue goes back to Nostra Aetate, a milestone...
Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, 2009. Credit: Michel Wal via Wikimedia Commons.

Gunman who killed four people at Brussels Jewish museum in 2014 found guilty

French jihadist Mehdi Nemmouche was convicted in Belgium on Thursday of murdering four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels nearly five years ago. A gunman opened fire at the museum on May...
U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Credit: Creative Commons.

House passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia amid Omar’s latest anti-Semitic remarks

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday afternoon condemning anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The final tally was 407-23. “Whereas whether from the political right, center or left, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, racism and imputations of dual loyalty...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on June 27, 2018. Photo: Alaa Badarneh/A.P.

PA leader Abbas warns: ‘Without terrorist salaries, we will nix Paris Protocol’

Israel has one week to reinstate funds it has deducted from the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, otherwise, the P.A. will seek to reopen the Paris Protocol, the office of...

Trump, truth and ‘the winter of our discontent’

The recent summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un of North Korea represents a conspicuous failure for the United States. The American president set unrealistic goals for his negotiations (a potentially remediable mistake),...
Photos by Donald H. Harrison

Bus Station Project helps immigrant travelers

While the political situation for asylum seekers who come to the United States’ southern border seemingly changes day by day, Mimi Pollack, 65, and Paula Sassi, 71, are among the few constants. Twice a week...

Fidel y Raoul Castro

FIDEL CASTRO – EL DIKTATOR DE CUBA Un guerrero komunisto, el mas odyado i el mas amado por las mujeres, por su puevlo i los otros puevlos… Fidel Castro es un personaje ke marko la politika...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses attendees at a Trump Tax Town Hall hosted by Tax March at Events on Jackson in Phoenix, Ariz., in February 2019. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.

Democrats divided ahead of expected House resolution condemning anti-Semitism

Ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the aftermath of the latest remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Democrats are divided over a...

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