US politics

Democratic candidate Mondaire Jones says he’ll be a friend to Israel

Jones spoke in the interview about how he built his relationships with the Jewish communities in his district and how he hopes to repair and strengthen the Black-Jewish relationship.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
02/07/2020
US Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) speaks during a pro-Israel rally
The fallout from Eliot Engel’s likely defeat and a look at other primaries

"Engel's defeat is a blow to the historically bipartisan support for Israel in the US Congress."

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
26/06/2020
How the George Floyd protests have echoed through the Jewish community

This week’s big story, of course, is the sweeping national protests against police brutality and racism

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
05/06/2020
Protest at the 3rd precinct in Minneapolis for the murder of George Floyd by four police officers.
America brings the 'war on terror' home – analysis

The Left and Right have labelled rioters as "domestic terrorists" but this could have dangerous implications

Jewish Florida state representative accuses opponent of antisemitism

Fine is the only Jewish Republican representative currently in the Florida House of Representatives, according to JNS.

By RACHEL WOLF , SHAY BEN SHABTAY
29/05/2020
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a town hall in New York
NY congressional races where AOC wannabes want to replace Jewish veterans

Now the plot appears to be whether the resistance makes it through the next election. And again, there’s a Jewish subplot: How does the Trump factor play into a Jewish candidate’s chances?

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
22/05/2020
Sanders: The US’s Corbyn test
Sanders: The US’s Corbyn test

To paraphrase Corbyn, under a Sanders presidency, the US’s warm relationship with Israel could come to an end. It remains to be seen if the US passes its Corbyn test.

19/03/2020
Week to confab, AIPAC stuck in the mud - analysis

With politics in Israel and the US became so polarized, it seems impossible to be both an influential and bipartisan organization in Washington these days.

Vindman, victim of Trump’s ‘campaign of intimidation,’ his lawyer says

Trump on Friday removed Vindman, a high-ranking U.S. army official, from his position as an expert on US policy in Ukraine.

By MARCY OSTER
10/02/2020
It’s candidate endorsement season: Who do Jewish democrats support?

Nine Jewish lawmakers have made their choices known — that’s not counting the two who are running

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
25/01/2020
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