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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...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty)

US on possible Netanyahu indictment: ‘internal matter’

JERUSALEM — The Israel Police recommendation to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an “internal Israeli matter,” the US State Department said. “The US...

Shimon Abta and his wife, who asked not to be named, in Jerusalem in happier times.

US expels Israeli cannabis expert

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — It shouldn’t have been complicated. Shimon Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with...

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach pictured at Beth Joseph synagogue, where he performed in 1989. (Dave Buresh/Denver Post via Getty)

Whither Carlebach’s music?

NEW YORK — When Rabbi Angela Buchdahl announced how her synagogue would respond to the #MeToo moment, she singled out a man. But he wasn’t one of her congregants,...

Arthur Jones (Jeffrey Guterman/Twitter)

Holocaust denier running for Congress in Illinois

CHICAGO — A Holocaust denier, anti-Semite and white supremacist is about to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat. Arthur Jones, a...