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Those prickly Jews …

I’ve been binging on “The West Wing,” and there was an episode where the president’s assistant gives him the gift of a Joe Biden,Biden Administration,Reema Dodin,Anti-Israel Bias. The president is enamored with the map...
Janet Yellen. Credit: U.S. Federal Reserve via Wikimedia Commons.

Biden names top economics picks, both Jewish: Janet Yellen, Jared Bernstein

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday that he will nominate former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to be secretary of the Treasury. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Yellen, who is Jewish, would...
A satellite image of the Middle East that was captioned by NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield: “The Nile and the Sinai, to Israel and beyond. One sweeping glance of human history.” Credit: Julian Herzog/NASA via Wikimedia Commons.

Transformations in the Middle East: Challenges and opportunities

When the dust settles on the Trump presidency, historians will try to assess Donald Trump’s reshuffling of the Obama legacy toward the Middle East. Indeed, the Middle East of 2020 is far different from...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 9, 2016. Photo by Flash90.

Can Biden renew foreign aid to Palestinians while still adhering to Taylor Force Act?

The incoming Biden administration has made clear it intends to renew funding to the Palestinian Authority and reopen the PLO mission in Washington, D.C. In November, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said in an interview,...
Reema Dodin, an incoming deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs for President-elect Joe Biden. Credit: Biden-Harris Transition website.

Incoming senior Biden staffer justified suicide bombers during Second Intifada

Reema Dodin, who was announced on Monday a deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs for the incoming Biden administration, once praised suicide bombers during the Second Intifada. In 2002, Dodin, then...
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 16, 2016. Credit: David Azagury/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

Jewish and pro-Israel groups, policy experts react to Biden national security picks

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of cabinet and national security picks on Monday that offers a view into the direction his administration will pursue regarding foreign policy. For the Jewish and pro-Israel...
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Credit: Joe Biden/Facebook.

Biden’s foreign-policy appointments and what they might mean for Israel

Former U.S. Vice President and President-elect Joe Biden has announced his choices for some of the key positions in his administration when he takes over in January. Biden’s likely victory has created a wave...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on March 9, 2016, during Biden's official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Netanyahu, Rivlin call Biden to congratulate him on presidential victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin have now both talked to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his electoral victory. On Tuesday, Rivlin called Biden to congratulate him on his...
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Source: Twitter/Joe Biden.

A Jewish guide to Biden’s possible picks for his administration

As President-elect Joe Biden forms his upcoming administration, certain positions should spark interest in the Jewish and pro-Israel community. Whoever is nominated would likely signal the direction that the next White House would take...
Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate from the state of Georgia Jon Ossoff (left) and Rev. Raphael Warnock. Source: Facebook.

Post-election: Examining pro-Israel records of key Senate races

While Joe Biden has been projected as the next president of the United States, control of the U.S. Senate is almost just as important due to the Democrats hinting at, if they win the...