US politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
'Tax the Rich' Ocasio-Cortez owes back taxes - report

The New York Post reports that freshman New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes back taxes.

File photo: Spiro Agnew outside federal court in Baltimore.
Spiro Agnew asked Saudi leader for money to fight U.S. ‘Zionists’

“You highness is already familiar with the unrelenting Zionist efforts to destroy me,” the former VP wrote to then-crown prince Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/02/2019
Dana Nessel
Jewish-American lesbian elected Michigan Attorney General

Nessel, who grew up attending the Reform congregation Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield Township, in the Detroit metropolitan area, traces many of her values back to Judaism.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
21/02/2019
Elizabeth Warren
Has a turn left affected the Democrats’ long-standing consensus on Israel?

For the most part, declared candidates have aligned themselves with conventional Israel policy views.

Collage of Jared Kushner and Chris Christie.
5 takeaways from Chris Christie’s epic takedown of Jared Kushner

Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor, wrote a book that shed light on his long-time animosity with the Kushner family.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
31/01/2019
abbas peres
The Middle East Forum at 25: Failure and success

I pessimistically expect the Middle East in 25 years to remain a great source of problems, but optimistically foresee the Forum ever-more effectively promoting American interests.

Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana
Three Jewish facts about Pete Buttigieg, presidential hopeful

Buttigieg is gay, married, and a veteran of the Afghanistan war.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
24/01/2019
Louis Farrakhan
Dear Louis Farrakhan (You don’t deserve ‘minister’ title)

For decades, most leftist antisemites, just slightly more subtle than you, have confused naive liberals.

22/01/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump
Top Jewish Democrat: Netanyahu, Dermer wrong to defend Trump on antisemitism

Ron Klein came to Israel to meet with government leaders and opinion settlers.

03/12/2018
IDF troops drill alongside US Marines as part of Juniper Cobra 2018​
Why is the U.S. in the Middle East?

Jerusalem wants to see the US engaged, influential and active in the region. It doesn’t want to see it disengaged and concerned only about its own domestic problems.

28/11/2018
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