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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

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...

Jared Kushner, l, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post /Getty; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty)

Saudi-Kushner tie

WASHINGTON — In March, Saudi Arabia was on the brink of a new age of modernity. At the epicenter of the transformation were Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared...

A collage of Jewish candidates running for US Senate. (Lior Zaltzman/Getty Images)

Meet the Jewish Senate candidates

WASHINGTON — There are 56 candidates for Congress who identify as Jewish. Among them are 41 Democrats: five are running for the Senate — three incumbents and two...

Sen. John McCain, right, with Sen. Joseph Lieberman in Munich in 2014. (Jörg Koch/Getty)

John McCain made Israel central to his foreign policy

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain made human rights and Israel centerpieces of his advocacy for a robust US influence across the planet. The Arizona Republican died Aug....

Rashida Tlaib (YouTube Screenshot)

Israel criticism growing among Dems?

WASHINGTON — Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic nominee in a surefire congressional district comprising parts of Detroit, believes in a one-state solution to the...

Richard Spencer

Charlottesville one year later

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, Aug. 12, Unite the Right, the agglomeration of far-right groups that organized the deadly Charlottesville, Va. rally last year, hopes to meet...

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, July 16, 2018. (Chris McGrath/Getty)

Trump, Putin, Syria and Israel

WASHINGTON — At the joint news conference on Monday in Helsinki bringing together President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia and the US seemed...