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  • Obama marks Holocaust remembrance at Israeli Embassy, says US leads anti-Semitism battle

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, and the United States must lead the fight against it, President Barack Obama said in historic remarks at the Israeli Embassy. “We cannot deny it,” Obama said, speaking of the increase in anti-Semitism, at a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “When we see some Jews leaving…

  • Election 2016: Your Jewish guide to the presidential candidates

    From Bernie to Trump, everything Jewish you need to know about the leading Republican and Democratic candidates in 2016.

  • Israel-Diaspora Initiative names CEO in bid to get back on track

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A struggling Israeli initiative aimed at forging closer ties with the diaspora named a CEO in a bid to revive the project. On Tuesday, the Israel-Diaspora Initiative named Amy Holtz, a Philadelphia-based lawyer and an entrepreneur, to lead what has been a two-year effort for the initiative to find its feet. Holtz, until…

  • Clinton makes her power to persuade Israel a selling point

    Sanders, appearing earlier at the town hall-style event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, made his opposition to the Iraq War the centerpiece of his foreign policy credentials.

  • Pollard avoids giving speech at Presidents Conference, citing parole violation fears

    (JTA) — Jonathan Pollard delivered only brief remarks at what was to have been his first speech after 30 years in prison as a spy for Israel Aaron Troodler, a spokesman for Justice for Jonathan Pollard, said Pollard briefly introduced himself on Monday at the meeting at the offices of the Conference of Presidents of…

  • Netanyahu says Obama speech at embassy is a sign of strong ties

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said President Barack Obama’s speech this week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., should put to rest talk of dissension between the two governments. “This is further testimony that the relationship between the U.S. and Israel are – despite disagreements that arise from time to…

  • U.S. joins Moroccan conference on protecting minorities in Muslim lands

    A State Department official will meet with Moroccan Jewish leaders during the visit.

  • Trump retweets compliment from feed that posts fears of ‘white genocide’

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump posted a flattering message from a Twitter account that features claims that Jews and others are carrying out a genocide against whites. It was not immediately clear if the Twitter account, @WhiteGenocideTM, is a hoax site or a genuine white supremacy advocacy feed, or some combination of both. The feed…

  • Report: Bloomberg considering presidential run

    The three-term New York mayor was quoted as saying he saw an opening in case Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.

  • Obama to speak at Righteous Among the Nations ceremony at Israeli Embassy

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama will speak at a ceremony honoring Righteous Among the Nations at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., a sign of warmed ties between Obama and Israel’s government. Obama’s appearance at the Jan. 27 ceremony, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day and conducted together with Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial authority, is…