Chuck Schumer was in a tough spot. The Iran nuclear deal was coming before Congress for approval, and the United States senator from New York had an unenviable decision before him.
Jerry Nadler endured withering criticism for his vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal. But the venerable Upper West Side lawmaker — who represents far more Jews than anyone else in the House of Representatives — isn’t backing down and shows no sign of paying a political price.
Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, criticized the Iran nuclear framework agreement as “very naive” during a visit to a Manhattan Jewish day school.
Seventy-nine Democratic members of Congress told President Barack Obama that he should “persevere” in his efforts for a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As the rift between President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu grows wider, J.J. Goldberg stops to ask how much is the result of policy differences and how much is simply personal.
Sheldon Adelson wants to back a Republican candidate with a shot at the White House. Will Ted Cruz’s efforts to buddy-up with Shmuley Boteach be enough to sway the Jewish megadonor?
To his detractors, Netanyahu is arrogant, a dissembler and a racist. To his defenders, he is intrepid, politically astute and singularly devoted to Israel’s security.
After this election, Israel will continue to be a harsh, militaristic place without hope — but with a great beach and lots of start-ups, Amy Wilentz writes.
How did Benjamin Netanyahu win? It’s no mystery — he’s presided over a period of unprecedented prosperity and (for the most part) peace for Israelis, writes David Rosenberg.
(JTA) _ American Jewish groups moved to calm continuing tensions between Jerusalem and Washington in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive reelection this week. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Anti-Defamation League all released statements Thursday welcoming Netanyahu’s affirmation of support for a two-state solution.