Jewish Journal

  • Texas congressman takes heat for tweet on Obama and Hitler

    by Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Rep. Randy Weber, a Republican from Texas, has drawn hefty criticism and some praise after he compared President Barack Obama's decision not to attend a rally in Paris to Adolf Hitler's visit to the city after the Nazis invaded.

    Weber, known for his anti-Obama rhetoric, took to...

  • No Americans in Paris: U.S. absence draws criticism at home

    by Doina Chiacu, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    A Republican U.S. senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed "You let the world down."

    The image of Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Boxer won’t run for Senate in 2016


    3 weeks ago

    Barbara Boxer will not run for a fifth U.S. Senate term in 2016.

    Boxer, 74, a California Democrat, made the announcement Thursday in a video interview with her grandson, Zach Rodham, posted on YouTube.

    “I will not be running for the Senate in 2016,” said Boxer, who was first...

  • Can Reform center’s new director maneuver in polarized D.C.?

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    With an agenda that has come to match almost perfectly with the priorities of the Democratic Party, the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center has not had an easy time of it in an increasingly polarized Washington.

    But Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the center’s incoming leader, may have...

  • Meet the three American families bankrolling Netanyahu’s reelection bid

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    As Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off his re-election campaign Monday night in Tel Aviv, JTA reported that over 90 percent of the prime minister’s campaign funds have come from American donors. And of these American donors, the donations from just three families make up over half of...

  • Obama condemns ‘cowardly, evil’ attack in Paris, offers U.S. assistance


    January 7, 2015 | 3:08 pm

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned what he called the "cowardly, evil" attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris and offered U.S. assistance to the French government. "We will stand with the people of France, through this very, very difficult time," Obama told...

  • Top US lawyer Dershowitz: can his accusers in sex abuse case be disbarred?

    by Brendan Pierson, Reuters

    January 7, 2015 | 10:13 am

    Well-known U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has vowed to seek the disbarment of two lawyers representing a woman who has accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage. But legal experts said he faces an uphill battle.

    In a filing in Florida federal court...

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