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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, third from left, in Riyadh, May 21. (Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Saudi arms deal: Why Congress, Israel are OK with it

WASHINGTON — The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying “This country is being held hostage...

Former FBI Director James Comey, pictured May 3, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Comey fired, reviled, yet liked by Jewish leaders

WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the...

Donald Trump at the Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, April 25, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Trump denounces Holocaust

WASHINGTON — In a barrage of statements last week from the president and his aides, the Trump administration wants you to know, he gets it: The Holocaust describes a...

Chemical gas attack survivor nine-year-old boy, Hassan Dallal, at an hospital Maarrat al-Nu'man Town of Idlib, Syria, April 5, 2017. (Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Turning point in Syria?

WASHINGTON — Israel’s government and pundits are unabashedly pleased by the missile strike ordered by President Donald Trump last week on the Syrian airfield from...

David Friedman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 16. (Win McNamee/Getty)

David Friedman is new ambassador

WASHINGTON — The US Senate confirmed David Friedman, a confidante of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with his broadsides against liberal Jews,...

Sen. Robert Menendez (Drew Angerer/Getty)

Bill would impose new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan slate of senators introduced new sanctions targeting Iran for its missile testing and destabilizing actions days ahead of AIPAC’s national...

Attendees at the 2016 AIPAC conference. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

AIPAC aspires to be non-partisan

WASHINGTON — Maintaining Iran sanctions, crushing BDS and ensuring aid to Israel are high on the agenda, of course. But the overarching message at this year’s...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, Feb. 24, 2017. (Ethan Miller/Getty)

Jewish Republicans hot on Pence

LAS VEGAS — Republican Jews have President Donald Trump to thank for their party’s renewed dominance of Washington politics. So what do they think of him? Marlyn...

Workers place headstones back on their bases on Feb. 21, 2017 at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis. (James Griesedieck/St. Louis Jewish Light)

Trump denounces anti-Semitism after more bomb threats, cemetery vandalism

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism a day after bomb threats to at least 10 Jewish community centers across the country and a large-scale...

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill, February 1, in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty)

Gorsuch under the Jewish microscope

WASHINGTON — On June 27, 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was...