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  • Why these supporters of a new US Embassy in Jerusalem think Sheldon Adelson shouldn’t pay for it

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sheldon Adelson’s offer to help pay for the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is getting a thumb’s down from a range of observers who support the embassy’s relocation. The Associated Press had the exclusive on Friday morning, and JTA confirmed it with sources who have been apprised of the State Department’s deliberations….

  • Trump administration to move US Embassy to Jerusalem in May, Israel’s 70th birthday

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration will formally move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May to coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. “We’re planning to open the new U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May,” a State Department spokesman told JTA in an email. “The Embassy opening will coincide with Israel’s…

  • Trump cites suffering of Jewish family in remembering Florida school shooting

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump spoke of the anguish of a Jewish family in commemorating last week’s school shooting in Florida. “I had them in the Oval Office, incredible people,” Trump said Friday at CPAC, an influential annual conference for conservatives, describing his meeting with the family of Meadow Pollack. “She had a beautiful,…

  • NRA chief singles out George Soros and Michael Bloomberg as ‘socialists’

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, told a conservative conference that three liberal philanthropists were funding a socialist takeover of the United States. “Every time in every nation in which this political disease rises to power,” LaPierre told the CPAC conference on Thursday, describing socialism, “its citizens…

  • Conservatives cheer Mike Pence when he mentions Trump’s Jerusalem move

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence earned one of his biggest applause lines at an influential conservative conference when he cited President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Pence, speaking Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, outlined the promises that Trump has fulfilled his first year in office. “America once again stands without…

  • Jewish dad of Florida school shooting victim to Trump: ‘It stops here’

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was among the 17 people slain by a gunman last week at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, told President Donald Trump that it must be the last school shooting. “My daughter is in King David Cemetery,” Pollack said at the White House session convened by Trump,…

  • Jared Kushner can push Israeli-Palestinian talks amid security clearance tensions, chief of staff says

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nothing should keep Jared Kushner from pressing ahead in trying to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, said as reports of a rift between Kelly and President Donald Trump’s key adviser proliferated. “As I told Jared days ago, I have full confidence in his ability to continue…

  • Billy Graham, who championed Israel in public and derided Jews in private, dies at 99

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Billy Graham, the giant of American evangelism who was exalted by Jews for his championing of Israel at its hour of need and then condemned when a nasty anti-Semitic streak was revealed, has died. Graham, 99, died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, media reported. He was a counselor to Democratic…

  • Jewish war veterans want the young warriors to tell their stories

    ARLINGTON, Va. (JTA) — Jews don’t serve in the military. Jews shouldn’t serve in the military. Forget about being Jewish — the mission comes first. Like a lot of other Jewish dilemmas, what’s old for Jews who serve in the U.S. military is new again, and the organization established in 1896 to dismantle myths and…

  • Trump negotiators welcome Abbas’ recognition of Jerusalem as holy to Jews

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump’s top negotiators welcomed a U.N. speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that recognized Jerusalem’s holiness to Jews, a sign that the sides are edging back toward restarting peace talks. Trump administration officials nonetheless made clear that there was no retreat from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s…