February 12, 2016 1:17am
(JTA) — Bernie Sanders and Hillary Rodham Clinton sharply differed over whether to establish diplomatic relations with Iran. Meeting in Milwaukee Thursday night for the latest debate in the race for the Democratic presidential nod, Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont and Clinton, the former secretary of state, drew pronounced distinctions on Iran policy. Sanders…
February 9, 2016 4:09pm
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey and Israel seek to improve ties. Stephen Greenberg, the chairman of the umbrella foreign policy body for U.S. Jewish groups, and Malcolm Hoenlein, its executive vice president, met with Erdogan Tuesday…
February 8, 2016 11:30am
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he took advice on the Middle East from J Street and the Arab American Institute. The Vermont Independent senator, mounting a tough challenge to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination, has been under pressure to provide details on his foreign policy. Clinton, a former secretary…
February 8, 2016 10:52am
WASHINGTON (JTA) — An Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the Senate, prayed for the United States to lead in the fight against terrorism worldwide. “Grant, Almighty God, that the Members of the Senate, who assembled here today, to fulfill one of Your Seven Commandments, the Commandment to govern by just…
February 8, 2016 6:07am
Obama administration officials say there is no basis for Israeli concerns that the president plans to use his lame duck year to impose a peace deal.
February 7, 2016 2:44pm
Cruz’s critics say his use of the Yiddish term was yet another anti-Semitic dog whistle, but JTA’s Ron Kampeas isn’t so sure.
February 7, 2016 11:30am
In a sinking ship sketch, the presidential candidate plays an idealist to the comedian’s realist, raising real questions about American Jewish identity.
February 7, 2016 9:21am
Joel and Ethan Coen balked at the notion that film creators bear personal responsibility for promoting diversity.
February 5, 2016 1:20am
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders snapped at one another over the Jewish senator’s Iran policy in their final debate before the New Hampshire primary contest, with the former secretary of state twice suggesting it would endanger Israel. The NBC moderators of the debate in Durham, New Hampshire, on Thursday night pressed…
February 5, 2016 12:46am
The Jewish presidential candidate names the kibbutz in a rediscovered 1990 interview with Haaretz, and slams Israel for meddling in Central America.
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