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  • Interview with GOP presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham

    5 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is not garnering much support in national polls as he seeks to stand out in the crowded field of candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

    Over the weekend, Graham campaigned in New Hampshire with his Senate...

  • The refugee dilemma: Fighting to defend the defenseless

    By Danielle Berrin

    6 days ago

    On Nov. 19, less than a week after the deadly series of terrorist attacks in Paris, Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, the 134-year-old refugee resettlement organization, was summoned to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress. The...

  • November 29: The Jewish Thanksgiving Day

    By Judea Pearl

    6 days ago

    For several years now, I have been campaigning to declare Nov. 29 as the Jewish Thanksgiving Day, a day to give thanks to Lady History and to the many heroic players who stood behind the historic United Nations vote on Nov. 29, 1947, an event that has changed so dramatically the...

  • Christie: Using term ‘radical Islam’ is ‘clarifying’

    6 days ago

    Referring to the U.S. war on terror as confronting radical Islamic terrorism is more helpful than refraining from using that term, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Tuesday.

    Addressing the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, Tuesday, Christie...

  • Carson supports Pollard moving to Israel with conditions

    1 week ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday expressed vague support for Jonathan Pollard’s desire to seek asylum in Israel, only if he comes to conclusion that the Israeli spy no more represents any danger to the security of the United States. 

    During a wide-ranging...

  • Bernie Sanders: Incumbent on Muslim nations to defeat ISIS

    2 weeks ago

    The United States should not lead the fight against ISIS and Islamic extremists, as the sole responsibility of defeating ISIS lies upon Muslim nations in the region, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Thursday. 

    During a speech at Georgetown University in DC...

  • Honduras detains 5 Syrians said headed to U.S. with stolen Greek passports

    2 weeks ago

    Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of any links to last week's attacks in Paris, police said.

    The Syrian men were held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital,...

  • Jeb: Use of force will restore U.S. leadership

    2 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush situated himself on national security and America’s role in the world right in the center – between the hawks, the isolationists and the inexperienced candidates in his party, in a speech he delivered at The Citadel military school in...

  • Pollard offers to renounce US citizenship if allowed to go to Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Jonathan Pollard is ready to renounce his U.S. citizenship, running the risk of never returning, should the Justice Department allow him to leave for Israel upon his release.

    “On November 20, 2015, after serving 30 years in prison, it is Mr. Pollard’s wish to move to Israel with...

  • Jewish groups ‘disappointed’ over GOP’s stance on refugees

    2 weeks ago

    Republican governors and presidential candidates came under fire on Monday by their Democratic counterparts and several Jewish organizations for suggesting to halt any effort of welcoming Syrian refugees into the United States, citing the fear of ISIS infiltrators, in the aftermath...

  • What to know about Jonathan Pollard’s upcoming release

    2 weeks ago

    Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, is due to be released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest.

    The former U.S. Navy analyst’s exit from a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina (where he reportedly befriended Ponzi...

  • Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries

    2 weeks ago

    Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.

    The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news...

  • Crowded skies over Syria

    2 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    In response to the Paris terror attacks that have so far claimed 129 lives and wounded 300 more, French warplanes have for the first time attacked Islamic State (ISIS) targets inside of Syria.  Until now, France had limited its...

  • France vows ‘merciless’ response after attacks kill 127

    2 weeks ago

    An angry President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a "merciless" response to a wave of attacks by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people across Paris, describing the assault claimed by Islamic State as an act of war against France.

    In the worst attack, a Paris city hall...

  • Rouhani says U.S.-Iran ties could be restored but U.S. must apologize

    3 weeks ago

    The nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran could lead to better relations between Tehran and Washington if the United States apologized for past behavior, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Thursday.

    The pragmatist president, who championed the...

  • ‘Black lives matter’: it requires more than rhetoric

    3 weeks ago

    Everyone agrees that “Black lives matter.” The question that persists and transcends the rhetoric is how to minimize those deaths. A new study is critically important to understanding the events that have animated so many across the country.

    Although the Black Lives Matter (BLM)...

  • At gala dinner, Mexican President Pena Nieto thanks American Jews for pro-immigration stand

    3 weeks ago

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised the Jewish community of the United States for supporting the rights of Hispanic immigrants.

    “You have raised the banner of this cause,” he said.

    The president addressed 150 Jews from North and South America at a gala dinner last...

  • Netanyahu says time for U.S. Jews to heal rifts over Iran deal

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on North American Jews to unite behind Israel on Tuesday after a year of deep differences within the community over his vehement opposition to the U.S. backed nuclear deal with Iran.

    A day after taking steps to mend ties with U.S....

  • Israel looks to the United States for baseball tutors

    3 weeks ago

    Baseball is known as the national pastime of the United States. The same cannot be said in Israel, but a new program enlisting American Jewish ballplayers is aimed at honing the skills of Israeli hopefuls and elevating the game there.

    The Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) is...

  • Obama will not intervene to allow Pollard to travel to Israel

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama reportedly will not intervene to allow Jonathan Pollard to travel to Israel after he is paroled from federal prison.

    Obama could waive the requirement that prevents Pollard from leaving the United States but is unlikely to do so, the Washington Post ...

  • Obama: No disagreement with Israel on preventing a nuclear Iran

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office that there’s no disagreement between the U.S. and Israel on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

    “It’s no secret the Prime Minister...

  • Before meeting with Obama, Netanyahu recommits to two states

    3 weeks ago

    Speaking to the press with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recommitted to a two-state outcome.

    “We have never given up our hope for peace,” Netanyahu told Obama on Monday at the White House in remarks to the media prior to their closed meeting....

  • Presidential candidate Carson pushes 15 percent flat tax, end to all deductions

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Monday he favored a flat 15 percent tax rate and an end to all tax deductions, among other steps, in an effort to boost the U.S. economy and balance the budget.

    Carson said he would also trim the federal government spending by...

  • Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

    November 2, 2015 | 5:57 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Monday the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.

    "Keep in mind that we have run special ops...

  • Cantor: ‘Tearing up’ Iran deal can’t be done alone

    October 27, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    Republican presidential candidates vowing to “rip to shreds” or “tear up” the Iran nuclear on day one is not a task the U.S. is able to carry out without the international community, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says.

    In a recent interview with Cherwell, an Oxford...

  • Palestinians criticize Temple Mount surveillance plan

    October 26, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Palestinian officials are opposing a plan to install 24-hour surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount.

    Several Palestinian leaders criticized the proposal on Monday, Bloomberg News and Reuters reported.

    “The placement of cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is not only a...

  • Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran

    October 26, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    Effective enforcement of the Iranian nuclear deal remains a conundrum. Enshrined in the agreement is “snapback” – the restoration of international economic sanctions against Tehran should it violate the deal’s terms. Yet the expected rush of European, Russian and Chinese businesses...

  • Bush: Give Israel bunker busters to deter Iran

    October 26, 2015 | 9:57 am

    The U.S. administration should increase its military assistance to Israel, not only for defense shields but also provide them with weapons that would create a deterrence against Iran in light of the nuclear deal, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Saturday.

  • Kasich: Iran ‘Very Close’ to Violating Deal

    October 23, 2015 | 9:10 am

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Thursday blasted the Obama administration over the Iran nuclear deal and its treatment of Israel.

    During a town hall meeting at Dartmouth College aired Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Kasich said that the initial...

  • Paul Ryan announces candidacy for House Speaker

    October 22, 2015 | 3:50 pm

    Republican congressman Paul Ryan formally announced his candidacy for speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday after he nailed down crucial endorsements from Republican factions.

    Ryan earlier this week said he was open to replacing retiring House Speaker John Boehner,...

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