Iowa

Israeli Midwest envoy attends Iowa’s anti-BDS bill signing: 'Shows true friendship'

The law has now expanded to prevent state pension funds from investing in any company, business entity, and subsidiary that participates in BDS activity. 

The University of Iowa.

Iowa governor signs antisemitism, Israel boycott bills

One of the two bills signed by Republican Kim Reynolds on Wednesday calls for the state to adopt the IHRAs definition of antisemitism.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
26/03/2022

Iowa girl’s pen pal was Anne Frank, tiny museum remembers their connection

Anne’s letter, dated April 29, 1940, is the kind a young pen-pal might write, describing life at home and school.

By DAVE SCHECHTER/JTA
28/02/2022
Then-Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper (right) looks at a Bible with Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel

Jews, Christians to read Isaiah's prophecies together this week

Participants will each read a chapter from the Book of Isaiah, the main character who prophesied the destruction of Babylon and the return of the Jewish people to Israel.

The debate over Judaism, Zionism that roiled the University of Iowa

Student leaders have worked through thorny questions about how to define antisemitism.

By BEN SALES/JTA
08/04/2021
Hineni Farm in Kiryat Gat supported by Jewish National Fund-USA

The aggressors are free, the defender is locked up

Eitan and Leah Ze'ev establish farms on government land and hand them over to someone else to work.

Former head of Iowa U. Hillel convicted of sexually abusing young boy

The former executive director of the University of Iowa Hillel has been convicted of molesting a 9-year-old boy in the Jewish center building.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/03/2020
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price speaks ahead of the Iowa Caucus results announcement in Des M

Preliminary results from Iowa caucus suggest good news for Israel

With around 70% of votes counted, moderate candidates were leading over the progressives, suggesting good news for US-Israel relations.

05/02/2020
Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Iowa woman finds out Pete Buttigieg is gay, asks for caucus card back

A woman who appears to be working at the caucus tries to reason with the woman who was asking for her card back.

05/02/2020

Buttigieg takes narrow lead in first Iowa results after caucus app chaos

Former Vice President Joe Biden trailed badly in fourth place with about 71% of precincts reporting.

By REUTERS
05/02/2020
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