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Jews Warm to Prospect of Kerry as Secretary of State

  Despite some past criticism of settlement building, Sen. John Kerry's close relationship with Israel's prime minister and connection to his Jewish roots almost guarantee...

New NRA Prez ‘Never Met a Gun’ She Disliked

As a Jewish woman and Harvard-educated lawyer from San Francisco, Sandra Froman admits that, at least on paper, she doesn't seem the natural choice...

Head Start Bill Turns Allies Upside Down

In the coming weeks, the House of Representatives will consider a bill that reauthorizes funding for the federal Head Start institution, which pays for...

So Just What Would Moses Drive Anyway?

Exactly 35 years ago this spring, the environmental movement - helped along by a fair number of green-minded Jews - won its place in...
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Senators Urge Obama to Be Ready to Strike Iran

More than half of the U.S. Senate has signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to re-emphasize his “readiness to take military action against...
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Newtown Massacre Prompts Push for Action on Gun Control

In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control...
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Possible Secretary of Defense Nominee Has Groups on Edge

  The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.  WASHINGTON —...
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Casey Comes to the Fore on the Issue of Iran

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) was not among the featured speakers at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey...
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Did Florida’s Legislature Actually Manage to Mismanage Some of Israel’s Conflicts?

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a hotly debated issue — but not in the Florida Legislature.  NEW YORK — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a hotly debated issue...
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Treasury Looking Into Rendell Fees

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State...