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Pres. Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the JCPOA. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump pulls out of Iran deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he would not waive sanctions on Iran by a deadline Saturday, May 12, effectively pulling out of the Iran deal. “I am...

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)

Cemetery vandalism in St. Louis wasn’t hate crime

ST. LOUIS — A man from suburban St. Louis has been arrested for toppling more than 100 headstones at a local Jewish cemetery more than a year ago. Alzado Harris, 34,...

Natalie Portman (Phillip Faraone/Getty)

Natalie Portman Genesis Prize snub reverberates

WASHINGTON — Natalie Portman’s statement explaining why she declined to attend a Genesis Prize award ceremony in Israel in her honor was a pointed rebuke, and of a...

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ADL: How it’s become a villain to the far left

NEW YORK — When Starbucks announced that it would close its US stores for one day to conduct anti-bias training for employees, seeking the expertise of the...

Students at a Feb. 21 protest against gun violence. (Alex Wong/Getty)

How ‘Never Again’ became the rallying cry for gun control

By Emily Burack NEW YORK — After a gunman took the lives of 17 students and staff at their high school in Parkland, Fla., students there launched a national campaign...

Aly Raisman at the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Tom Pennington/Getty)

Aly Raisman sues US Olympic committee

LOS ANGELES — Aly Raisman sued the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics alleging negligence for not stopping former US Olympics gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar...

Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2018 AIPAC conference.(Ashernet)

AIPAC reaches out to progressives

WASHINGTON — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee opened its arms to progressives this week, launching its annual policy conference with direct appeals to...

Donald Trump at the 2016 AIPAC conference (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

Can AIPAC stay non-partisan?

WASHINGTON — When candidate Donald Trump spoke at AIPAC’s Policy Conference in 2016 and said Barack Obama may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel, many...

A makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Florida school shooting’s Jewish victims remembers

PARKLAND, Fla. — They volunteered. They played soccer. They went to camp. They were sweet, mature and easygoing. They were just beginning their lives, or helping...

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS/ Getty Images)

Jewish sheriff reacts to shooting in his county

As he leads the police response to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is the county’s first Jewish sheriff. A 2016 campaign...