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A longtime senior aide to Bill Clinton fed Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman unsubstantiated accusations of racism against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

With only a few weeks remaining before the presidential election, and the start of early voting in most states, Jewish voters may still be weighing their decisions. looks at the candidates’ positions and what they’ve said over the past year on major issues that may be important to Jewish and pro-Israel voters.  

Israel could have done a better job of enlisting Christian allies in its efforts to prevent the United Nations from passing a resolution erasing the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, one South African legislator claims.

B’Tselem can self-identify as an Israeli organization, but as its recent U.N. Security Council speech shows, with the exception of international audiences, such as donors in Europe and repressive regimes at the U.N., nobody is listening to B’Tselem.

Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their bar and bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem in a mass ceremony Thursday conducted by the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization.

The United Nations cultural body, UNESCO, passed a resolution Thursday that condemns Israeli actions at Jerusalem’s holy sites and ignores any Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall complex.

A new leaked email shows that a speech by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last December left senior Israeli officials worried she might lean toward the Palestinians if elected president.


A police officer and a civilian were killed and six were wounded during a drive-by shooting in Jerusalem this weekend, raising concerns about the possible resumption of the wave of lone wolf terror attacks that convulsed Israel earlier this year.

A newly approved plan to build 98 homes in the Shiloh valley in Northern Samaria has renewed longstanding tensions between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the issue of West Bank settlement construction.


The new $38 billion Israel security deal recently signed - the U.S.’s largest ever aid package to Israel - fundamentally changes the way Israel will be able to spend the money.


Despite the increasing number of terror attacks in the United States, for most Americans the various Middle East conflicts remain a distant and misunderstood affair. Chris Mitchell, a Massachusetts native and the Middle East bureau chief for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), shed light on these issues from his perspective as an Evangelical Christian covering the Middle East.

The state of Israel, as well as dignitaries and Jewish groups around the world, came together on Sept. 30 for the funeral service of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away on Sept. 28 two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. He was 93 years old. 

A group advocating Palestinian statehood took out a full-page ad in The New York Times last week to warn that there will be "a Palestinian majority" in Israel in less than a decade unless such a state is created. A reader of the ad might think he had fallen into a time warp and ended up sometime prior to the signing of the 1993 Oslo accords.



As Rosh Hashanah approaches and the Jewish calendar turns to 5777, takes a look at the biggest Jewish news stories covered over the past year.


By secretly dispersing his money to influence politicians and the media, Billionaire George Soros hopes to drive a wedge between America and Israel without anyone noticing. This approach is wrongheaded and shameful. And it’s not new.


Palestinian Authority officials who speak of "two states for two peoples" when addressing Western audiences, leave out the words "for two peoples" when speaking in Arabic to a different audience because they don't recognize Israel's right to exist as a permanent Jewish state, experts said.


In the wake of a recent controversial decision where haredi (ultra-Orthodox) students in Israel are missing out on the secular education they need to succeed in the modern employment market, education experts say more is needed to bring together students of diverse backgrounds and level the playing field with an eye toward the country’s future.




The name, Joan Edelstein Davenny, is relatively unknown outside of the Connecticut community where she was a teacher and among her family and friends who knew her. Joan was one of the victims of an August 21, 1995 suicide bomb attack on a downtown Jerusalem bus. A little research on Joan shows that she grew up in San Francisco, Calif. So it’s shocking to me that a major university in San Francisco is partnering with a Palestinian university that honors the killers of a prominent San Francisco woman, writes columnist Stephen Flatow. 

With the off-again on-again University of California, Berkeley course, "Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis," credits are awarded based on "assignments, group presentation and participation" – which means that if you attend a demonstration and burn an Israeli flag, you'll be on your way to an "A" grade, writes columnist Ben Cohen. 


News that Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet refusenik, will leave the Jewish Agency next year has fueled discussion of the continuing relevance of the quasi-governmental entity, whose role in the wider Jewish world has come under fire in some quarters, following a series of high-profile financial and political setbacks during his tenure.