is JTA's Washington bureau chief, responsible for coordinating coverage in the U.S. capital and analyzing political developments that affect the Jewish world. He comes to JTA from The Associated Press, where he worked for more than a decade in its bureaus in Jerusalem, New York, London and, most recently, Washington. He has reported from Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Bosnia and West Africa. While living in Israel, he also worked for the Jerusalem Post and several Jewish organizations.
December 19, 2013 4:39pm
Shelley Berkley, the former Nevada congresswoman known for her pro-Israel and health care reform advocacy, will helm Touro College’s Western campuses.
December 19, 2013 4:08pm
A bipartisan slate of 26 senators introduced legislation that would enhance Iran sanctions, prompting rebukes from the White House and leading Democratic senators.
December 19, 2013 1:23pm
The American studies departments of Brandeis University and Penn State-Harrisburg withdrew from the American Studies Association after it voted to boycott Israeli universities.
December 18, 2013 12:41pm
Elie Wiesel urged Congress to enhance sanctions on Iran and the Obama administration to demand the “total dismantling” of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.
December 18, 2013 12:27pm
The U.S. State Department added a Lebanon-based Palestinian Islamist linked to al-Qaida to its list of designated terrorists.
December 18, 2013 12:11pm
A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities.
December 17, 2013 3:26pm
Why are Jewish groups suddenly heartened by Congress’ domestic progress but anxious about foreign policy?
December 17, 2013 5:55am
Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, has returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department reportedly confirmed.
December 16, 2013 11:51am
U.S. national security advisers in a meeting with their Israeli counterparts reaffirmed President Obama’s goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the White House said.
December 16, 2013 10:59am
The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.