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Ron Kampeas, JTA

Rep. Ilhan Omar, l, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, March 8, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The Omar issue isn’t going away

WASHINGTON — Democrats came to an agreement last week on a resolution to denounce anti-Semitism and other forms of bias, but most — particularly the House speaker,...

AIPAC Policy Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 6, 2018. (Michael Brochstein/Getty)

With ‘Jexodus’, Trump challenges, angers Israel bipartisanship

WASHINGTON — The House hearing was about foreign aid, and almost as soon as it started it took a political turn: The most powerful congressional appropriator was...

AIPAC Policy Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 6, 2018. (Michael Brochstein/Getty)

Rep. Omar: ‘AIPAC buys politicians’

WASHINGTON — US Rep. Ilhan Omar started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp...

Elan Carr (Collage by Laura Adkins)

New anti-Semitism monitor has a colorful background

WASHINGTON — Elan Carr’s career until now has been equal parts prosecutor, policy wonk, politico and performance artist. He has now been appointed the State...

Ilhan Omar (Lorie Shaull/Flickr)

Pro-BDS lawmaker Omar on foreign relations committee

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, was named last week to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a significant “get” for a first-term lawmaker....

John Hagee

Crossing lines: Christian Zionists meet Jewish liberals

WASHINGTON — Christians United for Israel is no stranger in this city: It has become a key player in recent years in Congress’ passing of pro-Israel legislation,...

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis (Leigh Vogel/WireImage)

Mattis resignation highlights foreign policy arguments

WASHINGTON — James Mattis is quitting as defense secretary and his extraordinary resignation letter has brought into the open an argument among conservatives on...

US President George Bush with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1992. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty)

Remembering Pres. Bush’s complex Jewish legacy

WASHINGTON — President George H. W. Bush’s public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

Ocasio-Cortez compares US border situation to WW II refugees

WASHINGTON — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just one of 435 members of the incoming US House of Representatives, but her youth, surprise primary win in her Bronx-area...

Clockwise from left: Leslie Cockburn; Ted Cruz; Andrew Gillum; Steve King (Getty Images)

Election ’18: Each side looks for vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON — When Ron DeSantis, the Republican congressman running for governor of Florida, was asked in a debate to defend his record on race, he pivoted to his...