Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) was appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide.
For two Jewish Congressmen, the fierce debate over a U.S. strike in Syria has been an opportunity to take the lead on a matter they feel passionately about — albeit from opposing sides.
The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged President Barack Obama on Friday to order air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government after the apparent gassing deaths of hundreds of civilians.
When it comes to Israel, terrorism and Islamic extremism, Congress never says what it means or means what it says. It’s all kabuki and shadowboxing, J.J. Goldberg writes.