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Josh Mandel, a Republican candidate running for an Ohio Senate seat. Source: Twitter.

Time for both parties to repent for their Nazi analogies

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After a generation in which Holocaust education has proliferated in the United States, it’s fair to ask whether all that lip service paid to the memory of the Six Million has done as much...
Ohio 11th Congressional District candidate Nina Turner. Credit: NinaTurner.com.

Democratic Majority for Israel PAC calls out left-wing congressional candidate

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A pro-Israel political action committee said in a news release on Friday that Ohio 11th Congressional District candidate Nina Turner has failed to answer legitimate critiques leveled at her by the group. Democratic Majority for...
Blossoming almond trees in Efrat in Gush Etzion on March 4, 2020. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Democrats in Congress urge Biden to reverse Trump policies on Israeli settlements

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A group of 73 Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. President Joe Biden to reverse Trump administration policies towards settlements in Judea and Samaria, designating them once again as illegal under international law. The letter was drafted by Reps....
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Knesset on June 13, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Lapid aims to ‘reinvigorate’ Israel’s ties with Democrats, US liberal group

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Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid emphasized reinvigorating the Jewish state’s ties with the Democratic Party in his first call with an American organization since assuming office last week. Lapid made it clear that a “strong...

Can Israel’s new government make up with Democrats?

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Like a student on the first day of a new school semester, the slate is clean for new governments seeking to improve relations with other countries. In such circumstances, hope and optimism are the...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, May 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot/C-SPAN.

Omar forces a difficult choice for Jewish Democrats

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After a surge in violent anti-Semitism inspired in no small part by vicious attacks on Israel by members of their party’s left-wing, some Jewish Democrats have had enough. After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) compared the United...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in 2019. Credit: Mike Jett/Shutterstock.

Jewish Democrats slam Omar for remarks equating Israel and US to Hamas and Taliban

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A dozen Jewish Democratic lawmakers have issued a statement strongly condemning recent remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who equated Israeli and U.S. actions to terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban. In a tweet on...

Progressive Democrats launch last-ditch effort to block arms sale to Israel

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Several progressive Democratic lawmakers introduced a resolution on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to halt the sale of $735 million in arms to Israel. Introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the resolution was co-sponsored by...
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish Republican Lee Zeldin announces bid to run for governor of New York

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New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, a Republican from Long Island, N.Y., announced on Thursday that he plans to run for governor of New York in 2022. In making his announcement, he criticized the current governor,...
U.S. Capitol at dusk as seen from the eastern side, Washington, D.C., 2013. Credit: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimeda Commons.

Is bipartisanship on Iran a lost cause?

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On its face, it seems like very good news. A pair of gestures—a letter from members of the House of Representatives and a resolution introduced in the chamber—aimed at restoring a vestige of bipartisanship...