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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Donald Trump, in New York, Sept. 25, 2016. ( Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Trump alters course on Iran, settlements?

WASHINGTON — Israeli settlements are no big problem. Wait — maybe they are, after all. The Iran deal is trash. No, the deal is here to stay, despite being...

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks after being nominated him for the Supreme Court, Jan. 31, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)

Jews split on Gorsuch nomination

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated to the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch, a federal judge known to favor protections of religious belief in the public square...

L-r: Ed Royce, Dennis A. Ross, Eliot Engel

Two states: alive or dead?

WASHINGTON — There’s a striking difference between competing bids in Congress addressing last month’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli...

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016. (Flash90)

Pros and cons of moving Israeli embassy

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump said during his campaign he wants to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. His nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman,...

US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power abstains on UN Security Resolution 2334. (Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Resolution 2334’s fallout

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration did not endorse Resolution 2334, but its abstention ensured the resolution, reaffirming the illegality of Israeli settlement in...

Rex Tillerson, pictured in 2015. (Christophe Morin/Bloomberg/Getty)

Rex Tillerson, Israel, and the Jews

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, an energy company large enough to...

Rep. Keith Ellison at the National Press Club, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Ellison’s ascent worries some Jews

WASHINGTON — The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep....

L-r: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Benjamin Netanyahu at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, March 3, 2015. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Bipartisan consensus threatened by possible end of two-state solution

WASHINGTON — In recent months, the AJC, the ADL and AIPAC have each emphasized mainstream Jewish support for a two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict....

Leonard Cohen performing at a concert in Ramat Gan, Israel, Sept. 24, 2009. (Marko/Flash90)

Leonard Cohen — songwriter dies

NEW YORK — Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound...

How Jews fared in Senate and House races

WASHINGTON — A liberal favorite (former Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold) and a leading critic of the Iran deal (Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk) both fell...