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Amb. Kelly Craft with US Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford. (DoD Photo/US Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump picks Kelly Craft for US ambassador to UN

With US President Donald Trump nominating Acting US Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen to be US ambassador to Egypt, the nomination of Kelly Craft as US...

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller report, April 18, 2019. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, r, and US Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan look on. (Win McNamee/Getty)

Six Jewish takeaways from the Mueller reports

By Josefin Dolsten and Laura E. Adkins NEW YORK — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was...

A sign warns people of measles in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 10, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Measles and Passover hotels: a challenge

NEW YORK — In January, before a measles outbreak spread in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York, Channie Klor booked a Passover stay at a hotel in...

Birthright participants at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (Melanie Fidler/Flash90

It’s not ‘Jewish continuity’ anymore

NEW YORK — The first time Ross Beroff met Michael Steinhardt, the megadonor offered him and a young woman $100 to go into a corner and talk alone for 15 minutes. If...

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Measles outbreak started in Ukraine, traveled to Israel, Brooklyn

JERUSALEM — Israel’s measles outbreak took off in September after thousands of mostly chasidic Orthodox pilgrims brought the virus back from Uman, Ukraine. Tens of...

Rep. Ilhan Omar, with her spokesman, Jeremy Slevin, March 15, 2019. (Tom Brenner/Getty)

Rep. Omar’s Jewish advisor

WASHINGTON — Almost as soon as a conference call started between Ilhan Omar, the controversial congresswoman, and Jewish community leaders, Hadar Susskind recognized a...

Sen. Chuck Schumer at the 2019 AIPAC conference.

At AIPAC, sparring on what defines anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said at AIPAC: “It will always be wrong to use anti-Semitism as a political weapon, always,” Schumer said, reminding the...

Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2018 AIPAC conference.(Ashernet)

AIPAC says it won’t be ‘silenced’

WASHINGTON — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and when they tell us...

Adam Milstein (Lev Radin via Getty Images)

Milstein pulls out of AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON — Adam Milstein, a major pro-Israel funder, has withdrawn from speaking at next week’s annual AIPAC policy conference following a series of tweets in...

Rep. Ilhan Omar, l, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, March 8, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The Omar issue isn’t going away

WASHINGTON — Democrats came to an agreement last week on a resolution to denounce anti-Semitism and other forms of bias, but most — particularly the House speaker,...