September 17, 2019

Ron Kampeas, JTA

Kushner, who Trump has charged with brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, arrived Wednesday in Israel for his third visit to the region.
Sen. Paul Ryan said Donald Trump “messed up” in his Charlottesville comments but dismissed a bid by Democrats to censure the president.
Stephen Bannon, whose advice to President Donald Trump was that “darkness is good,” was thrust out into the light of the sunshiny day.
The Palestinian Authority expects the Trump admin to commit to a peace deal endgame before the end of August and prefers it would be the two-state solution.
Here in Charlottesville, the hatred was present and real and would before the day ended apparently kill someone. Only one side was visibly gripped by hate.
Michael Signer, the Jewish mayor of Charlottesville, has noted that for the first time in his life, he has been the target of intense baiting as a Jew.
A car traveling at a high speed plowed through a crowd during protests against a white supremacist gathering, killing one person and injuring at least five.
H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, removed from the National Security Council Ezra Cohen-Watnick.
Campaigning last year for the presidency, Donald Trump said the Iran nuclear agreement was the “worst deal” he had ever seen.
Did Anthony Scaramucci, sent packing from the White House on Monday, set a record for the shortest stint as communications director?
Jake Tapper, the CNN anchor, uses Twitter as a platform to joke, kibbitz with friends and colleagues, and, as he does on his show.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. has brain cancer, his family said Wednesday night, and he is garnering well-wishes from across the spectrum.
Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know.
The Trump administration’s failure to replace her is part of a broader slowdown in naming top State Department positions.
The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel played out like a young adult summer novel.
The U.S. State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism will be unstaffed as of July 1.
Sons exist, if a reporter probes, but campaigning for the Democrat Jon Ossoff in the tight 6th District special House election is a mother-daughter thing.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson retreated from his department’s commitment to fill the post of envoy to combat anti-Semitism.
President Trump convened his first full Cabinet meeting on Monday, and Sen. Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate minority leader, quickly transformed it into farce.
Five Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, escalating a long-simmering competition for preeminence in the region into actions that could set the stage for war.
Not to mention Naomi Shemer’s anthem “Jerusalem of Gold,” reissued after the Six-Day War with a new verse celebrating access to the Old City.
The $110 billion defense purchase was part of a broader trade pact that Trump in Saudi Arabia called a “landmark agreement.”
A key Senate committee approved new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missiles program after amending clauses that critics said could scuttle the nuclear deal.
President Donald Trump reportedly has dropped Joe Lieberman from his list of contenders to helm the FBI.
Trump in his tweets confirmed that he shared the information but did not say whether or not it was classified.
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