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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

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...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with US President Donald Trump (Kevin Lim/Strait Times/Handout/Getty)

Trump-Kim summit: Meaning for Iran, Israel

WASHINGTON — Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest — maybe because he...