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U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

US acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide: Its implications

The recent formal recognition by President Biden of the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in the early 20th century is not merely a pro forma gesture to...
A panel at the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, 2001. Credit: U.N./Ron da Silva.

US takes ‘principled decision‘ in skipping anti-Semitic Durban conference

Jewish leaders on Wednesday praised the Biden administration for announcing that the United States will not participate in upcoming events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action. On Wednesday, Conference...
Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter.

Biden administration ‘dead set’ on re-entering Iran deal, despite high price

In recent days, conflicting reports have emerged over the ongoing negotiations in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, leading to questions over to what extent the United States will undo Trump-era sanctions against...
Mustafa Bader, CC BY-SA 3., via Wikimedia Commons

Begging for American interference

Military officers in democratic countries have a difficult mission: to protect the people and to wage war at the command of their governments. It isn’t easy, and the Israel Defense Forces, like the U.S....
President Joe Biden participates in his first official press conference Thursday, March 25, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

How Biden is smashing America’s moral compass and dragging the West behind it

For eight years, the administration of former President Barack Obama behaved as if the security needs of the State of Israel were such an irritating impediment to American foreign-policy aims that it had no...
Thomas R. Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Report: Thomas Nides likely to be US ambassador to Israel

Former U.S. State Department official Thomas R. Nides is likely going to be nominated by the Biden administration to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Nides, an executive at Morgan...
U.S. President Joe Biden, joined by First Lady Jill Biden, in the Library of the White House on March 31, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

‘It’s essential to protect historical truth’: Jewish groups react to Biden’s recognition of Armenian...

Jewish organizations responded positively to the United States officially recognizing as a genocide the killing and deportation of more than a million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. The declaration...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Republicans to unveil the Maximum Pressure Act, April 21, 2021. Source: Twitter/Republican Study Group.

GOP lawmakers join Pompeo to unveil Iran sanctions bill

Attempting to send a signal that the GOP does not support the Biden administration’s efforts to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), former Secretary of State Mike...
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.). Credit: BestStockFoto/Shutterstock.

Bipartisan group of senators urge Biden to nominate anti-Semitism envoy ASAP

A bipartisan group of senators on Monday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to quickly nominate a candidate to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and confront rising anti-Semitism worldwide. The...
Construction on the new border wall system project near Yuma, Ariz., June 3, 2020. Credit: Jerry Glaser, U.S. Government Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Why is HIAS seeking to make America’s border crisis even worse?

Over the weekend, President Joe Biden finally conceded that what was happening at America’s southern border is a “crisis,” a word that his administration had consistently refused to use when referring to the situation...