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Michael Vivier

US immigration to Israel holds up in 2020 despite pandemic, and interest is surging

By Larry Luxner Emma Caplan, 23, was seven months into her job teaching English at an elementary school in Rishon Lezion in March when the...
Dr. Ziv Gil of the Technion and Rambam hospital in Haifa

Israeli researchers use novel methods to seek treatments for deadly pancreatic cancer

By Larry Luxner By the time Barbara Goodman was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in October 2001, there were already 30 tumors in her...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Drawing the Palestinians close, drawing Israel closer: Biden administration unrolls Middle East policy

Statements and appearances by U.S. officials suggest the Biden administration’s emerging Mideast strategy: reassuring Israel while resuming ties with the Palestinians ruptured by President...
Sen. Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer, now the highest-ranking elected Jewish official ever, wants to make more history

Chuck Schumer could not let the moment pass without mentioning its Jewish history. Georgia’s new senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, were sworn in last...
Larry King in 1993

Larry King, legendary Jewish TV interviewer, dies at 87

Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn’t seem to like, has died at 87. King died...
Rep. Jamie Raskin

Rep. Jamie Raskin considers the coup attempt, Constitution and QAnon

By Eric Schucht Among the elected leaders who were forced to hunker down for cover as a mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, was...
Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

By JTA Staff Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish casino magnate whose philanthropy shaped American and Israeli politics, has died at 87. Adelson, the chief executive of the...
scenes of the Jan. 6 riot

A guide to the hate symbols and signs on display at the Capitol riots

By Laura E. Adkins and Emily Burack | JTA The sweatshirt, spotted amid the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, seemed designed to provoke fear. “Camp...
Security forces respond with tear gas after the US President Donald Trumps supporters breached the US Capitol

Orthodox Jewish Trump supporters decry violence but not the movement that fueled the mob

Heshy Tischler, the pro-Trump provocateur of Orthodox Brooklyn, wasn’t at the U.S. capitol when a mob stormed it Wednesday — but not because he...

‘I don’t recognize our country today’: Jewish lawmakers under siege in Congress give their...

It’s been a day unlike any in modern American history: An armed mob broke through police into the U.S. Capitol building, vandalizing offices and...