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Election ’18: Each side looks for vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON — When Ron DeSantis, the Republican congressman running for governor of Florida, was asked in a debate to defend his record on race, he pivoted to his...

A demonstrator at a Boston rally supporting Asian-American students suing Harvard. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty)

Is Harvard capping Asian students as it once did Jews?

BOSTON — In 1922, Harvard University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell had a problem: His school had too many Jews. At least that’s what he thought. As the...

SAR Academy in the Bronx, NY. (Google Street View)

SAR Academy roiled by probe of prolonged abuse

NEW YORK — Officials at a New York Jewish day school knew of allegations against an administrator who abused at least a dozen of the school’s students, according to...

Jared Kushner, l, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post /Getty; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty)

Saudi-Kushner tie

WASHINGTON — In March, Saudi Arabia was on the brink of a new age of modernity. At the epicenter of the transformation were Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared...

A collage of Jewish candidates running for US Senate. (Lior Zaltzman/Getty Images)

Meet the Jewish Senate candidates

WASHINGTON — There are 56 candidates for Congress who identify as Jewish. Among them are 41 Democrats: five are running for the Senate — three incumbents and two...

L-r: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford (Win McNamee/Getty)

A Jewish take on the Kavanaugh hearings

NEW YORK — As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he had to answer questions about sexual misconduct...

Michigan Stadium

58 group object to University of Michigan boycott

ANN ARBOR — Fifty-eight organizations called on the University of Michigan to sanction professors who boycott Israel — such as by refusing to write a letter of...

Amb. Husam Zomlot (Wikimedia)

Trump shuts PLO out of Washington

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration ordered the close of the PLO office in Washington DC this week. “We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that...

Ayanna Pressley (Twitter)

In Boston, Pressley will press Israel on Palestinians

BOSTON — Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley scored a major upset on Sept. 4 over 10-term incumbent congressman Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary. Pressley...

US curtails UNRWA funding

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION A PAGE 10 JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the US announcement that it would halt all funding to the UN...