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  • Donald Trump’s American dream

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 16, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Just for fun, I decided to take Donald Trump at his word. 

    After the Republican presidential candidate responded to the San Bernardino terror attack by calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” I thought it might be interesting to study a...

  • Fed raises interest rates for first time in a decade in ‘dovish hike’

    December 16, 2015 | 11:25 am

    The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. 

    The U.S. central bank's policy-setting committee raised the range of its...

  • Trump: You should ban Islamists, not Muslims

    December 14, 2015 | 8:31 am

    Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, called on Dec. 7 for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." Replace one word in this formulation and it goes from...

  • Trump lead among Republicans undiminished in first poll after Muslim comments

    December 11, 2015 | 1:17 pm

    Donald Trump held onto his commanding lead in the Republican race for the White House after his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States was condemned worldwide, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, the first national survey conducted entirely after the billionaire's...

  • Cruz: I’m guided by Netanyahu’s policy on Syria

    December 10, 2015 | 11:50 am

    The United States staying out of the civil war in Syria and not intervening to topple Assad is shared by Israel, America’s closest ally in the region, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday. 

    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation Thursday morning, Cruz...

  • Jewish New Yorkers call on GOP to reject Trump

    December 9, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Jewish leaders and elected officials on Wednesday called on the Republican Party to reject Donald Trump and forcefully denounce his recent call to bar the entry of Muslims into the United States.

    “It is simply unacceptable for someone to say – in America – that because someone...

  • Jewish groups slam Trump for call to block entry of Muslims

    December 8, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Jewish groups blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his proposal to block all Muslims from entering the United States.

    “A plan that singles out Muslims and denies them entry to the U.S. based on their religion is deeply offensive and runs contrary to our...

  • Trump dismisses comparisons to Hitler

    December 8, 2015 | 10:04 am

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off recent comparisons to Adolf Hitler as he doubled down on his call to bar the entry of all foreign-born Muslims into the United States.

    “You’re increasingly being compared to Hitler. Doesn’t that give you...

  • U.S. nonprofits gave $220M to settlements over 5 years

    December 7, 2015 | 11:52 am

    American nonprofits donated more than $220 million to Israeli West Bank settlements from 2009 to 2013, according to a Haaretz investigation.

    The investigation, published Monday, found that some 50 American organizations gave tax-deductible donations by private individuals to the...

  • Islamic State’s online supporters include 300 Americans

    December 1, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    Active online supporters of the Syria-based Islamic State movement now include about 300 people identifiable as Americans, said a study by academic experts published on Tuesday.

    George Washington University's Program on Extremism said in the study that the number of other...

  • Bennett: Israelis grateful to America’s bipartisan support

    December 1, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett stood away from controversies and confrontation as he appeared on U.S. media outlets during a visit to the United States Monday.

    During an interview with Josh Zepps on Huffington Post Live, Bennett was asked via social media why Israeli...

  • Interview with GOP presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham

    November 25, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    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

    November 24, 2015 | 6:57 pm

    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

    November 24, 2015 | 6:08 pm

    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’

    November 24, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    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

    November 23, 2015 | 10:02 am

    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

    November 19, 2015 | 11:47 am

    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

    November 18, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    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

    November 18, 2015 | 10:04 am

    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

    November 17, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    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

    November 17, 2015 | 10:04 am

    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

    November 16, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    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

    November 16, 2015 | 11:00 am

    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

    November 16, 2015 | 9:35 am

    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

    November 14, 2015 | 11:01 am

    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

    November 12, 2015 | 3:22 pm

    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

    November 11, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    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

    November 10, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    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

    November 10, 2015 | 11:10 am

    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

    November 10, 2015 | 10:32 am

    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...

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