Iran wants all parties to stay committed to an international nuclear deal signed last year, but has options if that does not happen, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.3
(JTA) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump on issues that help working families. But the independent senator from Vermont said he will oppose other policies championed by Trump. Trump “tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment…3
The battle for Palestinian statehood consumed Yasser Arafat’s life and a new museum in his name puts the nature of that fight front and center - the sub-machine gun on his desk, the AK-47 assault rifle in the corner, the pistol at his side.
(JTA) — Vice President Joe Biden said the United States’ commitments to Israel will remain the same under President-elect Donald Trump. “I stand here to tell you that I have no doubt, none whatsoever, that in the Trump administration there will be no diminution of support as a consequence of this transition,” Biden said Wednesday…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a telephone conversation with Hillary Clinton. During the phone call on Wednesday, less than a full day after the Democratic candidate for U.S. president conceded defeat, Netanyahu thanked Clinton for her support of Israel. Netanyahu also told Clinton that she has an open invitation to visit Israel, said a…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seventy percent of Jewish voters favored Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, with 25 percent opting for Donald Trump, according to a poll. The national survey, which was commissioned by J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, again showed a community that trends more Democratic than the general population. Clinton…19
Bernie Sanders set aside his grievances with Hillary Clinton during the general election, crisscrossing the nation on behalf of his ex-primary rival. He’s keeping his silence, though, in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the November election.48
(JTA) — Yaffa Eliach, a prominent historian of the Holocaust who opened the first center for Holocaust studies in the United States, has died. Eliach, a Holocaust survivor, died Wednesday at 79, The Jewish Press reported. In 1974, she opened the Center for Holocaust Studies in Brooklyn. It later merged with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in…
(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s first priority must be to “address the wounds of an extraordinarily divisive contest,” the American Jewish Committee said in a congratulatory statement. “American democracy has spoken after a long and bitterly-fought campaign,” David Harris, the group’s CEO, said in a statement released Wednesday morning. “We wish President-elect Trump well as…4
Schumer will have to use his skills with the press next January, as he becomes Senate minority leader in a town where both houses of Congress and the presidency will be controlled by Republicans.
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