(JTA) — In his farewell address, President Barack Obama urged Americans to unite despite their differences, and defended the accomplishments of his administration. Among the successes Obama listed was the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The agreement, negotiated between Iran and six world powers led by the U.S., froze Iran’s nuclear activities in return for…3
A Jewish senator from Connecticut grilled attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions Tuesday about his ties to conservative Jewish activist and publisher David Horowitz, suggesting that Sessions could not defend all Americans because he accepted an award from a man with overtly anti-Muslim views.46
(JTA) — The general counsel for the World Jewish Congress and a former State Department official are among four presidential appointees to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Barack Obama said last week that he had chosen Menachem Rosensaft, Michael Posner, Tamar Newberger and Eric Ortner to serve on the council, which Congress established in 1980…
(JTA) — President Barack Obama defended his record on Israel in a wide-ranging interview on Israeli TV, and said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he has clashed, “had a good friend” in the White House. Speaking with Channel 2’s Ilana Dayan in an interview aired Tuesday, Obama defended the Iran nuclear agreement,…
The mother of the Palestinian man who killed four Israeli soldiers in a truck-ramming attack in eastern Jerusalem will lose her Israeli residency and other benefits in the wake of the attack.85
Dozens of Washington-area rabbis urged President-elect Donald Trump to “reconsider” his campaign’s rhetoric and extend his agenda to all Americans. The full-page ad appearing in Tuesday’s Express, a subway giveaway newspaper published by the Washington Post, welcomes the incoming administration “to our great city.”5
The British rock band Coldplay denied reports that it was planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
Leaders of the country’s largest evangelical pro-Israel lobby are flying in to Washington, D.C., to back bills that slam the recent U.N. anti-settlements resolution and force the president to move the Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem.11
(JTA) — Miriam Harris Goldberg, the editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News in Denver since 1972, has died.
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