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.
November 26, 2013 4:35pm
Members of the American Studies Association pushed for a boycott of Israeli universities at a recent meeting.
November 26, 2013 2:59pm
The White House held at least two phone calls with Jewish leaders to explain aspects of the interim sanctions-for-nuclear-rollbacks deal between Iran and major powers.
November 25, 2013 2:37pm
Hawks in Congress want to prepare new sanctions legislation to automatically kick in if Iran fails to hold up its end of the interim deal, but Senate moderates might stand in their way.
November 24, 2013 7:16pm
President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States would consult closely with Israel as talks with Iran go forward.
November 23, 2013 10:39pm
Iran and the major powers achieved an interim deal to freeze some nuclear activity in exchange for some sanctions relief.
November 22, 2013 1:44pm
An anti-Israel speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei drew condemnations from U.S. officials.
November 22, 2013 11:09am
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would enhance the U.S. commitment to Israel’s qualitative military edge.
November 22, 2013 7:08am
Two new polls released this week show most Americans surveyed support easing sanctions on Iran in exchange for a partial rollback of its nuclear program.
November 22, 2013 6:41am
U.S. Senate leaders pledged to revisit intensified Iran sanctions after the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 21, 2013 11:45am
Israel’s proposal that Iran totally dismantle its nuclear capacity in exchange for sanctions relief would likely lead to war, a top White House official said.