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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian PM Narendra Modi visit the water desalination plant at Olga beach, July 6. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

What’s the magic in the Israel-India relationship?

WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between...

Donald Trump with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar

WASHINGTON — Five Arab nations cut ties with Qatar on Monday, June 5, escalating a long-simmering competition for preeminence in the region into actions that could set...

Israeli soldiers approaching the Dome on the Rock in Jerusalem, June 7, 1967. (Newsmakers/Getty)

Six days . . . five things

JERUSALEM — The three paratroopers casting eyes upward at the Western Wall. The troops reveling in the waters of the Suez Canal. The sweeping views of a Galilee no...

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, third from left, in Riyadh, May 21. (Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Saudi arms deal: Why Congress, Israel are OK with it

WASHINGTON — The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying “This country is being held hostage...

Former FBI Director James Comey, pictured May 3, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Comey fired, reviled, yet liked by Jewish leaders

WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the...

Donald Trump at the Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, April 25, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Trump denounces Holocaust

WASHINGTON — In a barrage of statements last week from the president and his aides, the Trump administration wants you to know, he gets it: The Holocaust describes a...

Chemical gas attack survivor nine-year-old boy, Hassan Dallal, at an hospital Maarrat al-Nu'man Town of Idlib, Syria, April 5, 2017. (Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Turning point in Syria?

WASHINGTON — Israel’s government and pundits are unabashedly pleased by the missile strike ordered by President Donald Trump last week on the Syrian airfield from...

David Friedman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 16. (Win McNamee/Getty)

David Friedman is new ambassador

WASHINGTON — The US Senate confirmed David Friedman, a confidante of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with his broadsides against liberal Jews,...

Sen. Robert Menendez (Drew Angerer/Getty)

Bill would impose new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan slate of senators introduced new sanctions targeting Iran for its missile testing and destabilizing actions days ahead of AIPAC’s national...

Attendees at the 2016 AIPAC conference. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

AIPAC aspires to be non-partisan

WASHINGTON — Maintaining Iran sanctions, crushing BDS and ensuring aid to Israel are high on the agenda, of course. But the overarching message at this year’s...