Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775
By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
With Rep. Eric Cantor’s surprise primary defeat, Congress loses its only Republican Jewish lawmaker and the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in American history.
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JTA
The majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government was defeated by a Tea Party primary challenger in his Virginia district.
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JTA
A political action committee preparing the ground for a Hillary Rodham Clinton run for the presidency launched a Jewish outreach.
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By:
JTA
The United States plans to work with the new Palestinian unity government, comprised of Fatah and Hamas, and will continue to disburse aid to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department said.
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JTA
Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer used rare language to express Israel’s disappointment in the State Department’s decision to continue dealing with the Palestinian Authority now that it has Hamas support.
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