JTA Staff

In Policy Reversal, U.S. Seeks Participation in U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States will seek to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, reversing its policy of shunning the group and prompting concern among some Jewish organizations.

Livni's Surprise Victory

Scoring a come-from-behind victory at the ballot box, Tzipi Livni edged Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu, who had been the front-runner for nearly the entire race. Now with a national mandate, the question Livni faces is whether she can leverage her new political standing to assemble a coalition government quickly.

On Mideast Visit, Obama Stresses Security and Peace-Making

During his stops in Jordan and Israel, presidential contender Barack Obama stressed both his backing for tough Israeli security measures and his commitment to advancing the peace process.

Israel and Syria Confirm Talks in Turkey

In a surprise move, the governments of Israel and Syria announced that they are resuming peace talks — prompting a tepid endorsement from the United States.

In Pennsylvania Primary Victory, Clinton Wins Jewish Vote

Exit polls showed Hillary Clinton taking the Jewish vote in winning Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Pennsylvania.