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  • Presbyterian group promotes two-state solution in pamphlet

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Presbyterian Middle East advocacy group published a pamphlet aimed at stopping the church from abandoning support for the two-state solution. “Two States for Two Peoples,” released this week, comes “as activists from the global Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement are working toward persuading the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. to drop its…

  • Reform movement officials join call on gunmakers to increase safeguards

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Reform movement officials joined a protest rally calling on gun manufacturers to increase safeguards that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The event, organized by the Do Not Stand Idly By gun safety campaign, drew faith leaders to the protest Tuesday in front of a store, Realco Guns, in…

  • 5 questions Jews should be asking after Iowa

    Until Super Tuesday, here are the known unknowns for the Jewish and Middle East obsessed.

  • Cruz wins GOP Iowa caucus, Sanders and Clinton neck and neck

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., performed unexpectedly well, competing with Donald Trump for second place.

  • Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to end incitement. “They discussed concerns about the ‎situation on the ground, including the ongoing violence,” a State Department spokeswoman told JTA, describing the conversation this weekend. “The secretary stressed the importance of stopping…

  • Adelsons each give maximum $2,700 to Cruz campaign

    Sheldon and Miriam Adelson donated as much as allowed to the Ted Cruz’s GOP presidential campaign, suggesting the power couple was leaning toward endorsing the Texas senator.

  • Indiana House unanimously passes anti-BDS bill

    The bill states that boycotts against Israel are “antithetical and deeply damaging to the cause of peace, justice, equality, democracy and human rights for all people in the Middle East.”

  • In GOP debate, Rubio reiterates pledge to revoke Iran nuclear deal

    Donald Trump sat out the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, but his presence still loomed large.

  • Obama administration reissues labeling order on West Bank products

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. customs agency reiterated its policy that goods from the West Bank must be labeled as such. The move signals the Obama administration’s continued resistance to folding recognition of settlement products into goods made within Israel’s pre-1967 borders. The Jan. 23 statement by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the…

  • Holocaust remembrance speeches: How Obama and Netanyahu’s worldviews differ

    Honoring righteous gentiles at the Israeli embassy, the president appealed for universal tolerance, while Israel’s ambassador heralded the triumph of Jewish self-defense.