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  • Engel hits Obama on Syria rapprochement

    A Jewish Democratic congressman slammed President Obama for reappointing an ambassador to Syria.

  • U.S. trade rep drops Israel from watch list

    Israel and the United States Trade Representative struck a deal that will remove Israel from the USTR watch list.

  • Energy secretary urged to visit Israel

    A U.S. congressman urged Energy Secretary Steven Chu to modify his trip to the Middle East to include Israel.

  • U.S. Islamic envoy ‘regrets’ Al Arian remarks

    President Obama’s new Islamic envoy admitted to making critical statements against the prosecution of a professor with ties to Palestinian terrorists.

  • J Street congressional group snubbed, blocked from Gaza

    The head of a Democratic congressional delegation to Israel is criticizing the country’s deputy foreign minister for refusing to meet with the group over its connection to J Street.

  • PA settles with terror victim

    The Palestinian Authority settled a lawsuit for an undisclosed amount with the widow of an American killed in Israel in 2002.

  • Israel unites young pols

    During a recent AIPAC conference for college students, young Democratic and Republican leaders discussed their shared support for Israel – and the drink specials at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove.

  • Jewish groups help bridge victims

    Minneapolis-area Jews are offering aid and solace to victims of the tragic collapse of the I-35W Bridge in that city – and giving thanks for the survival of a former yeshiva student.

  • Israeli rights group headed to D.C.

    An Israeli human-rights organization is opening an office on Capitol Hill in an effort to influence U.S. foreign policy with reports on Jerusalem’s alleged abuses against Palestinians.

  • Stalling of immigration bill slammed

    Several Jewish groups criticized the U.S. Senate for failing to move forward on immigration reform.