Ron Kampeas


Anti-Semitism Envoy Wades Into Europe Circumcision Wars

By Ron Kampeas

Anti-Semitism Envoy Wades Into Europe Circumcision Wars
The Obama administration’s anti-Semitism monitor has added an issue to his office’s portfolio: defending circumcision in Europe.Read More


Hobby Lobby Supreme Decision Splits Jews Along Denomination Lines

By Ron Kampeas

Hobby Lobby Supreme Decision Splits Jews Along Denomination Lines
Two decades ago the Jewish community united in support of landmark religious freedom legislation. Now the Supreme Court’s application of that law has Jewish groups divided.Read More


Presbyterians Meet To Debate Israel Divestment

By Ron Kampeas

Presbyterians Meet To Debate Israel Divestment
Presbyterians are considering Israel divestment measures at a key meeting. If they support the move, it could damage ties with Jews.Read More


U.S. Warms to Palestinian Unity as Israel Fumes

By Ron Kampeas

U.S. Warms to Palestinian Unity as Israel Fumes
The new Palestinian unity government brought together rivals Hamas and Fatah, but it has opened a divide between allies Israel and the United States.Read More


Hillary Clinton Seeks To Stake Out Subtle Distance From White House on Israel

By Ron Kampeas

Hillary Clinton Seeks To Stake Out Subtle Distance From White House on Israel
Hillary Clinton is laying the groundwork for a possible White House run by backing President Obama — while gingerly suggesting she would be a more reliably pro-Israel president.Read More






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