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Eric Fingerhut, JTA
Eric Fingerhut, JTA

Security guard killed in Holocaust museum attack

WASHINGTON — An 88-year-old white supremacist shot and killed a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum before being shot by two other museum...

Jews oppose resolution expressing solidarity with Venezuelan Jews

WASHINGTON — Jewish members of the US Congress opposing a resolution expressing solidarity with the Jewish community in another country is rare, perhaps unprecedented....

What didn’t happen in Bronx

WASHINGTON — The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several...

Liberman trying to set a new tone

JERUSALEM — When he left Israel for his first official overseas trip this week, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman faced both diplomatic challenges and a personal test....

The scoop on Obama’s new faith-based office

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama said during the campaign that he wanted to keep George W. Bush’s faith-based office around but revamp it. Among the examples of the changes...

Obama’s seder: a campaign promise

WASHINGTON — The first presidential seder had its origins on the campaign trail. When the first night of Passover last year fell just three days before the Pennsylvania...

Jews say: Yes, arrest Sudan’s president

WASHINGTON — Hours after an international court issued a warrant for his arrest, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir kicked humanitarian aid groups out of his country....

Freeman withdraws intelligence bid

WASHINGTON — Supporters of the Obama administration’s aborted appointment for a top intelligence post said the former ambassador was unfairly tarred by pro-Israel...

Darfur is still on the Jewish brain

WASHINGTON — The economic crisis and other issues may have far surpassed it in the headlines, but the Jewish community still cares about the crisis in Darfur. That was...

Obama puts off big faith-based decision

WASHINGTON — When President Obama rolled out his faith-based office, he avoided making a decision on the initiative’s most contentious issue: whether religious groups...