Promising Jewish Democratic National Committee Staffer Shot Dead on Own Washington D.C. Block

Seth Rich, a promising employee of the Democratic National Committee, who was shot and killed as he walked home on his Washington D.C. block early Sunday, was described by his rabbi as a mensch.

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Non-Orthodox Jews Give up on Western Wall Compromise, Sue Israeli Government

Non-Orthodox Jewish organizations in Israel plan to soon sue the Israeli government in order to secure a space at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, for mixed-gender prayer, the groups said in a letter released July 11.

Republicans Prepare to Drop Mention of ‘Palestine’ From Platform

Taking yet another shift to the right on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, the Republican Party is poised to drop reference to Palestinians from its platform and to reinforced the call for keeping Jerusalem “undivided” under Israeli rule.

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Bernie Sanders Backers Fail To Insert Criticism of Israel in Democratic Platform

In its last round of debates, the Democratic Party once again refused to insert language seen as pro-Palestinian into its platform.

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In Major Shift, GOP Rejects Two-State Solution, Says Israel Not “Occupier”

Rejecting decades-old policy, the Republican Party approved on July 12 a platform that does not include a call for a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Instead, it defers to Israel to determine whether it is interested in negotiating a deal with the Palestinians, and omits any reference to a solution that would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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