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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

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...

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....