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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...

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Women's March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. (Theo Wargo/Getty)

Linda Sarsour: Bigot or feminist?

NEW YORK — A New York public university is standing by its decision to invite Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour to deliver a commencement address despite...

Marchers protesting labor arrangements at JTS' construction site in New York City, May 1. (Ben Sales)

JTS labor practices are challenged

NEW YORK — The labor rights march, held on the unofficial workers’ holiday of May 1 and embarking from the steps of the Jewish Theological Seminary here, featured...

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...

ADL audit: Anti-Semitism doubles

The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Colorado more than doubled in 2016 from the previous year, according to new data released by ADL. ADL’s annual audit...

A view of the State Department building in Washington, DC. (Wikimedia Commons)

State Dept: Anti-Semitism envoy post to be filled

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, according to State Dept. spokesman Mark Toner. The envoy post...

A US Air Force F-16C aircraft returning from a strike in the Republika Srpska in the Bosnian War, 1995.

US action against genocide and mass murder: a brief guide

By Rafael Medoff, JNS President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria inaugurates a new chapter in the long and controversial history of American responses —...

US Ambassador to the UN was one of the major speakers at the 2017 AIPAC conference.

Struggle for bipartisanship at AIPAC

WASHINGTON — In recent years, the AIPAC lobby’s policy conferences have centered on hot-button issues such as the emerging and later finalized Iran nuclear deal,...

Michael Kaydar is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion on March 23, 2017. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty)

Not a white supremacist: Israeli arrested for JCC bomb threats

NEW YORK — Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the...

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,...