Jewish federations from coast to coast are coming under intense pressure to denounce the Iran nuclear deal, even though they usually avoid political disputes and the public is split down the middle. So far eight local groups have urged Congress to block the agreement.
Jewish leaders celebrated the announcement that Jonathan Pollard will soon go free. Nathan Guttman traces the movement to free the convicted Israeli spy — and explains why it took so long to gain momentum in the U.S.
Now that a nuclear deal with Iran has been brokered, the drama has moved to Congress. All eyes are on Chuck Schumer — but here are 12 other Democrats who could determine whether the Senate blocks the agreement.
Think tanks rarely take center stage in knock-down Washington D.C. fights. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has already played an outsized role in the Iran nuclear debate — and its verdict on the agreement could swing the vote in Congress.
Christian Zionists are emerging as an increasingly powerful force in the pro-Israel world. Are their strident views pulling the lobby to the far right — and away from younger evangelicals?
Hillary Rodham Clinton is openly courting pro-Israel megadonors and vowing to help them fight the BDS movement. How will the Democratic frontrunner also please the party’s grassroots base, which is increasingly cool toward the Jewish state?
Sheldon Adelson’s new anti-BDS campus operation has picked David Brog, the head of the largest Christian Zionist organization, as its first leader.
So far just 1,000 refugees from Syria’s brutal civil war have found a safe haven in the U.S. Jewish groups are leading a push to open our door wider as the fighting shows no sign of ending.
Russ Feingold is planning to run for his old Senate seat from Wisconsin. And Democrats see the liberal stalwart as their best chance to turn the U.S. Senate back to blue.
Chuck Schumer has been one of the staunchest Democratic critics of the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. So Jewish activists were surprised when he softened his tone.