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L-r: Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mitch McConnell pictured in 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dems’ support for Israel sliding?

NEW YORK — The share of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians is falling fast, while Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians is...

Husam Zomlot addresses the Middle East Institute, Jan. 25, 2018. Seated left is MEI Vice President Paul Salem.

PLO envoy speaks out

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital amounted to “backstabbing,” the PLO envoy to Washington said....

Vice President Mike Pence prays at the Western Wall during a private visit, Jan. 23, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

How Mike Pence’s faith figures into his support of Israel

WASHINGTON — When Mike Pence moved to Washington earlier this year, he and his wife took with them a framed phrase they had for years hung over their fireplace in...

Delta planes at LaGuardia. (Robert Alexander/Getty)

Lawsuits against Delta allege anti-Semitism

NEW YORK — It wasn’t long after Nahum Amir began working for Delta Airlines as a mechanic that he says his manager started calling him “the Jewish guy.” Then...

Bruce and Irene Steinberg, surrounded by sons William, Zachary, and Matthew.

Nine killed in Costa Rica crash

NEW YORK — Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica are remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family...

Jason Greenblatt visiting the Nahal Oz military base in Israel. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

High marks for Greenblatt

WASHINGTON — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, has an office just around the corner from the White House. On his...

Paul Ryan pictured at the US Capitol speaking about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Dec. 21, 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Jewish worry about new tax bill

WASHINGTON — Most Jewish groups decried a massive tax reform package for what they said were cuts in taxes that would savage entitlements, although some groups...

Sholom Rubashkin, pictured in 2004, when he was vice president of Agriprocessors. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty)

Rubashkin sentence commuted

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of what was then the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the country,...

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve Books)

Many Minnesota Jews miss Franken

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s a shame Al Franken has to go, Minnesota Jews say. But he has to go. That’s the feeling Minnesota Jewish leaders expressed a day after the...

Mazen Adi speaking at the UN.

Rutgers stands behind employment of Assad defender

By Rafael Medoff Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science...