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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

Sen. Chuck Schumer at the 2019 AIPAC conference.

At AIPAC, sparring on what defines anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said at AIPAC: “It will always be wrong to use anti-Semitism as a political weapon, always,” Schumer said, reminding the...

Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2018 AIPAC conference.(Ashernet)

AIPAC says it won’t be ‘silenced’

WASHINGTON — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and when they tell us...

Adam Milstein (Lev Radin via Getty Images)

Milstein pulls out of AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON — Adam Milstein, a major pro-Israel funder, has withdrawn from speaking at next week’s annual AIPAC policy conference following a series of tweets in...

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...