Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
Print Edition
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

The other Democrat from Michigan

LANSING — Tom Dalton could be the poster boy for Elissa Slotkin’s path to a second term and, she would argue, to Democrats keeping the US House of Representatives....

Jefferson Kraft

Meet the budding journalist covering the debates

DETROIT — For any reporter, careening in a year from reviewing restaurants to covering the presidential debates would be a pretty fast rise. But then again, Jefferson...

US House: No to BDS

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The House vote Tuesday, July 23, on the...

Trump Squad

When it comes to Trump’s tweets, Jews say ‘leave us out of it’

WASHINGTON — Over and over since his July 15 tweet saying that that the Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested...

Brian Hook Iran

Trump’s Iran policy questioned; explained

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is “very prepared” for Iran. “We’re looking at Iran,” he said June 18 when a reporter asked him what he had...

Jared Kushner Middle East Peace Summit Warsaw

Economic portion of Trump peace plan unveiled

WASHINGTON — Days ahead of a workshop where Jared Kushner will seek tens of billions of dollars for his Middle East peace plan, the White House unveiled an outline of...

L-r: Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren, Tim Ryan, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.

Democratic candidates send in video greetings

WASHINGTON — Everyone started by praising the American Jewish Committee. But in their video greetings to the group’s annual policy forum here, 13 Democratic...

Al Sharpton speaking on April 29, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Al Sharpton says he regrets his ‘cheap’ rhetoric

WASHINGTON — Al Sharpton appealed to Reform Jews for a united front in facing down anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bias and acknowledged his role in stoking...

Rabbi Abba Cohen, far left, with Karen Pence and Vice President Mike Pence at a National Day of Prayer service in the White House Rose Garden, May 2, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump’s religious freedom changes hearten some Jews, rattle others

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s definition of religious freedom is being welcomed by many Orthodox leaders and rattling more liberal Jewish leaders, although...

Rep. Ilhan Omar, with her spokesman, Jeremy Slevin, March 15, 2019. (Tom Brenner/Getty)

Rep. Omar’s Jewish advisor

WASHINGTON — Almost as soon as a conference call started between Ilhan Omar, the controversial congresswoman, and Jewish community leaders, Hadar Susskind recognized a...