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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Ron Kampeas, JTA

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...

Jason Dov Greenblatt

Trump advisers release detailed Israel plan

WASHINGTON — Less than a week before the presidential election, Donald Trump’s two top Israel advisers released a detailed plan that pledges assistance to Israel...

Clockwise, from upper left: Steve Cohen, Lee Zeldin, Brad Schneider, Jacky Rosen

Six Jews in critical Congressional races

WASHINGTON — California condors? I’ll show you rarities: Jewish congressmen from Memphis and Jewish Republicans in the US House of Representatives. And both...

Jacob Nagel, left, Israel's acting national security adviser, signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon, Sept. 14, 2016. (Embassy of Israel)

US aid generous, on Obama’s terms

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document...

Head to Head, Toe to Toe: Trump, right. Clinton, left. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Clinton, Trump talk tough on Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump and Clinton campaigns issued tough-on-Iran statements in the wake of a report alleging that negotiators allowed Iran secret loopholes in the...

Hillary Clinton speaking at AIPAC's 2016 Policy Conference in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb/ AFP/Getty)

Clinton and the Jews — threefold relationship

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is a chameleon, her critics say, ready to adopt the colors of her environment: dove, hawk, social conservative, social justice warrior,...