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.


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.


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.


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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