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National Jewish groups protest housing minors in tents, separating undocumented families

Children taken from their undocumented parents will soon be living in tent cities along the Texas-Mexico border, including Tornillo, about 40 miles east of El Paso. The Tornillo facility is one of several to house nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents as a result of a “zero tolerance” policy on border enforcement announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April.

Monday 06/18/2018
Israeli and Argentinian Americans sport unity after scrapping Jerusalem game
Posted: June 18, 2018

The Israeli-American Council’s Las Vegas branch held a friendly match with its Argentinian counterpart in a display of unity and friendship following the cancellation of an Israeli-Argentinian soccer match in Jerusalem earlier this month.

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Tuesday 06/12/2018
After anti-Semitic tirade, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan loses Twitter verification
Posted: June 12, 2018

Twitter withdrew Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s verified status after he tweeted last week about the “Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.”

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Jewish groups offer mixed reactions to Supreme Court religious-liberty case
Posted: June 05, 2018

American Jewish groups expressed mixed reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a controversial Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple.

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Wednesday 05/30/2018
US, European leaders decry rocket barrage from Gaza
Posted: May 30, 2018

American and European leaders expressed their solidarity with Israel on Tuesday in the face of dozens of rockets and mortars fired by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip.

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US calls for UN Security Council emergency meeting on rockets fired from Gaza
Posted: May 30, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to condemn rocket and mortar attacks against Israel by terrorists in Gaza.

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
Jewish groups applaud Congress for introducing Anti-Semitism Awareness Act
Posted: May 29, 2018

Jewish organizations welcomed legislation introduced by group of bipartisan lawmakers on Wednesday that seeks to codify a working definition of anti-Semitism into the American education system.

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Tuesday 05/22/2018
Bernie Sanders condemns IDF reaction to Gaza riots
Posted: May 22, 2018

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Israel should be “condemned” for its response to the rioting along the Israeli-Gaza border on Monday, which resulted in some 60 Palestinian deaths.

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Wednesday 05/16/2018
Embassy opening spurs celebrations across Atlantic
Posted: May 16, 2018

Ron Dermer might have been the least well-rested among the hundreds of people gathered to celebrate one of the most historic dates on the Jewish state’s calendar, but Israel’s ambassador to the United States had a crucial task in front of him. After having been on hand for the much-anticipated opening Monday of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the American-born Dermer was back in Washington, D.C., that night to officially give thanks to the American people and the chief executive who made the celebration possible, President Donald Trump.

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Monday 05/14/2018
Republicans bemoan lack of Democrats at US embassy opening in Jerusalem
Posted: May 14, 2018

Republican senators who came to Israel for the official opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem seemed troubled by the lack of Democratic representation at the May 14 event.

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