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Combating BDS: Now’s the time to support, enforce US Senate legislation

If the Senate can vote on the Combating BDS Act of 2021 and pass it with bipartisan support, it would be a litmus test that the American democracy’s pendulum swing to the far left is reversing.

Pro-Israel orgs appeal to US Senate to replenish Iron Dome

“We ask that you urgently move forward the supplemental appropriations funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system,” the organizations wrote in a letter.

Chuck Schumer overheard Jan. 6 rioter calling him 'the big Jew'

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer revealed that a Capitol insurrectionist sought to harm him because of his Jewishness. Antisemitic flags and symbols were prevalent at last year's riots.

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks through the US Capitol in Washington, US, Decem

Abraham Schumer, father of Sen. Chuck Schumer, has died at 98

Abraham Schumer was born in 1923 and grew up in Utica, New York. He served as a radar operator in the Pacific during World War II and later took over his family’s exterminating business in Brooklyn.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
26/11/2021
US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas R. Nides (C) talks to South Korea's Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hw

Republican senator delays Nides’ Israel ambassador confirmation

It is still unclear when the Senate will hold a debate and a floor vote on Nides and other State Department nominees.

US bill adds $50m to energy efficiency at religious orgs

The Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act wrapped into the bill that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, announced on Sunday night would include $50 million for grants of up to $200,000 each to improve infrastructur

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
04/08/2021

Infrastructure bill adds $50m for energy efficiency at religious inst.

The Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act wrapped into the bill that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, announced on Sunday night would include $50 million for grants of up to $200,000 each to improve infrastructur

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
04/08/2021

US Senate democrats roll out draft bill to legalize cannabis

While adult use of cannabis is legal in 18 states, and allowed medically in 37, it remains illegal under US federal law, deterring banks and other businesses from dealing with cannabis companies.

By REUTERS
14/07/2021

Schumer gets visa for UK haredi child slated to be taken off life support

Born in the UK, Alta Fixsler is the daughter of a US citizen and is therefore eligible for US citizenship. Both of her parents are rumored to be Israeli citizens.

Chuck Schumer asks UK not to take 2-year-old Jewish girl off life support

Last month, a top British court ruled against the family’s petition to have Alta moved to Israel after medical authorities’ decided to pull the plug on the machines keeping her alive.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/06/2021
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