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Iran’s attack draws Israel, US closer after weeks of growing tension

When Iran attacked Israel on Saturday, it pulled Israel out of the isolation it was sinking into due to its war with Hamas. But if Israel chooses to strike Iran, it...

Joe Lieberman at a campaign rally in New Hampshire in October, 2000. (Darren McCollester/Newsmakers/Getty)

Joe Lieberman, centrist senator, first Jew on a major presidential ticket, dies

Joseph Lieberman, a longtime senator from Connecticut who as Al Gore’s running mate in 2000 became the first Jewish member of a major presidential ticket, died...

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz, left, with US Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House, March 4, 2024. (TPS via White House)

Harris calls for immediate ceasefire; meets with Benny Gantz

Vice President Kamala Harris called for an immediate yet impermanent ceasefire in Gaza, placed the onus on Hamas for holding it up, and placed the onus on Israel for a...

Special Representative Pramila Patten, center, with Israel’s President Herzog, right, and his wife Michal, left, during Patten’s visit to Israel, Jan. 29, 2024. (JNS via X)

UN validates Israel’s reports of sexual violence on Oct. 7

A UN report validated Israeli reports of sexual violence committed by Hamas during its Oct. 7 invasion of Israel and afterward, including rape.

Rep. Ritchie Torres, a New York Democrat, speaking on Jan. 9, 2022. (Lev Radin/Shutterstock/JNS)

Rep. Torres unwelcome due to pro-Israel views

Last week, Rep. Ritchie Torres posted two tweets about his Bronx constituents: funding centers for mental health care and public safety on the subway. Sandwiched in...

Unexpectedly, it is Republicans jeopardizing aid to Israel

Since Oct. 7, a growing number of Democrats have called for a ceasefire in Gaza, harshly criticized Israel or refused to send it more money. But over the past few weeks,...

Biden criticizes Israel on humanitarian aid

President Joe Biden is conditioning US defense assistance on not impeding the delivery of humanitarian aid. The policy announcement was made Feb. 8.

UN: Our workers took part in Oct. 7

Besides the US and EU, a growing number of countries have suspended funding to the main UN agency aiding Palestinians in the wake of allegations that a number of its...

Amalek — misquote at the International Court of Justice

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected claims that his comments invoking Amalek, an enemy people of the ancient Israelites, suggested genocidal intent in...

Big Republican Jewish donors give to Haley

Days before Republican voters began casting their presidential primary ballots this week, Nikki Haley was hoping that she could pull off an unlikely win over Donald...