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Iran nuclear deal
August 2, 2018, 11:04 pm
Trump administration releases millions in frozen aid to PA security forces
The US has quietly spent some $42 million in the West Bank since May; State Department official says this serves US interests; other programs still being evaluated
August 2, 2018, 9:22 pm
TSA mulling end to security checks at small US airports, but ‘no decision’ yet
CNN reports agency formed working group to shutter passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-size American airports; officials slam plan as 'so dangerous'
August 1, 2018, 4:56 am
70 House Democrats urge Trump administration to restore Gaza aid funding
J Street-backed missive asks White House to 'immediately take action' to alleviate suffering in coastal enclave
July 30, 2018, 10:18 pm
Trump says he’s willing to meet Iran’s leaders without preconditions
After threatening Tehran via Twitter, US president declares himself ready for bilateral talks with Iran 'anytime they want'
July 29, 2018, 11:38 pm
Newly released minutes show US pressure on Israel to leave West Bank in ’78
Marking 40 years to Camp David accords, the Center for Israel Education is rolling out memos detailing negotiations that led to Israel-Egypt peace treaty
July 26, 2018, 10:32 pm
Mike Pence condemns anti-Jewish attacks in Europe
Addressing religious freedom conference, US vice president bemoans French and German Jews being warned not to display their religion in public
July 24, 2018, 10:05 pm
After Twitter outburst, Trump says he’s ‘ready to make a deal’ with Iran
Two days after US president delivers all-caps threat to Tehran, he now signals a willingness to negotiate a 'real deal'
July 21, 2018, 8:31 am
Rabbi’s arrest signals Israel ‘no longer for all Jews’ — US Conservative leader
Steven Wernick says 'infuriating' detention of Dov Haiyun for performing weddings outside Rabbinate 'gives the impression of a religious police'
July 20, 2018, 12:44 am
ADL raises alarm over Israeli democracy after nation-state bill
Watchdog joins other US Jewish groups in concern over Jewish state's treatment of minorities, but backs law's determination of state symbols
July 19, 2018, 8:13 am
Reform and AJC leaders bitterly criticize Israel’s nation-state bill
AJC 'deeply disappointed' by new legislation; Reform's Rick Jacobs bemoans 'sad and unnecessary day for Israeli democracy'
July 16, 2018, 8:46 pm
ADL urges hate crime probe of man who sought to ‘kill all Jews’ in condo fire
Walter Edward Stolper, 72, captured with more than 28 gasoline containers, sulfur powder and potassium nitrate he planned to use to torch building where he faced eviction
July 16, 2018, 3:37 am
Howard Rosenman went to Israel to die. Now he’s making Oscar-winning cinema
A scare with AIDS over 30 years ago led the producer to a lifetime of LGBT activism and accolades for his work on 'Call Me By Your Name'
July 12, 2018, 6:45 am
House Dems demand ‘transparency’ over Trump’s review of US aid to Palestinians
Legislators tell president 'humanitarian funds must be restored in order to save innocent lives and prevent Hamas from taking advantage of the situation'
July 11, 2018, 6:11 am
Trump taps Obama Mideast peace envoy for top State Department post
Nomination of David Hale as under secretary for political affairs comes ahead of expected rollout of Israeli-Palestinian peace plan; administration critics laud move
July 10, 2018, 5:53 am
Jewish groups ‘concerned’ over Trump’s Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh
While Senate minority leader Schumer vows to try and block nomination, Republican Jewish Coalition says it 'looks forward to his confirmation'