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  • Schumer calls on Trump to press Abbas on incitement

    President Trump should urge Mahmoud Abbas to “immediately pursue a new path” renouncing incitement and encouraging coexistence, Sen. Charles Schumer said.

  • White House uses ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ in live feed of Trump visit

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The White House used the term “Jerusalem, Israel” in a live video feed of President Donald Trump’s visit to the city, a departure from the policies of past administrations. The caption appeared on the video feed of Monday’s news conference at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence. It came as Trump administration officials continue to…

  • Trump says he ‘never mentioned Israel’ in meeting with Russians

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump told reporters that he “never mentioned Israel” in a meeting with Russian government officials in which he was alleged to have revealed highly classified information. “Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel,” Trump said to reporters Monday at a photo op with Israeli Prime…

  • Israel’s traffic cops have a friend in Sheriff David Clarke

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County is no stranger to controversy — take, for example, the time in 2015 when he likened former President Barack Obama to Hitler. But could he arbitrate an Israeli fender-bender? A medal he sports on his uniform appears to make that case. Clarke’s latest headline-grabbing move was…

  • Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting charge

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge related to the sexting scandal that played a major role in last year’s presidential election. Weiner appeared in a federal courtroom in Manhattan on Friday and plead guilty to ”transferring obscene material to a minor.” He has yet to be sentenced, and could…

  • House passes bill that would enhance reporting on European anti-Semitism

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would add greater detail to State Department reporting on anti-Semitism in Europe. The Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 passed Wednesday requires the State Department to report to Congress on security challenges to European Jewish communities and to the police forces where…

  • The pro-Israel right is starting to feel unease with Trump

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Zionist Organization of America launched two broadsides against a Trump administration it has ardently defended, signaling a growing unease on the pro-Israel right with the president’s Israel policies. The ZOA, the flagship for the conservative pro-Israel community, slammed President Donald Trump for retreating from a campaign pledge to move the U.S….

  • Trump waives nuclear sanctions, keeping deal with Iran in place

    The Trump administration added sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile testing.

  • Trump won’t move US Embassy to Jerusalem for now, senior official says

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration reportedly will not be moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv for now. An unnamed senior administration official on Wednesday told Bloomberg News that it would be “unwise to do it at this time” as President Donald Trump is getting ready to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks to move the…

  • Ronald Lauder vs. Sheldon Adelson: Which Jewish billionaire has Trump’s ear on Israel?

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – Bill Clinton consulted with folks who came up with him in Arkansas, George W. Bush preferred Texan veterans of his family’s hard-fought political battles and Barack Obama had his Chicago peeps. Who does the first billionaire president go to when he wants real-deal advice? Other billionaires, naturally. Much has been made of…