With Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, J Street PAC new endorses more than half of incumbent Dems

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The political action committee affiliated with J Street added Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to its list of endorsed senators, with the result that over half of the Senate’s Democratic caucus now has the endorsement of the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group. In its decade of existence,…

Steve Sheffey’s Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update, June 10, 2018

Still Hasn’t Happened Friends, Israel is fighting an asymmetric war against Hamas. Gazans will sustain greater casualties, and Israel will lose the media war regardless of the underlying causes. For Hamas, that’s a good trade-off. Hamas is committed to Israel’s destruction and initiated this conflict, leaving Israel with no choice but to protect its citizens.…

Al-Monitor: Jilted Democrats fume over Trump-Netanyahu lovefest

The Israeli government has been lapping it up, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praising the Donald Trump adminitrations’s “unvarnished” and “straightforward” envoy. But Democrats and left-leaning American Jews are warning that the lovefest between the Israeli and US right is further damaging the already strained bipartisan consensus in support of Israel, with potential costs to…

IDF attacks Hamas tunnel, naval force targets

The IDF attacked a Hamas terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip with fighter jets early Wednesday. Two additional targets of the Gaza-ruling terror group’s naval force were hit. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that strike came in response to the infiltration of Palestinians from the strip into Israel Tuesday, as well as in light of “continued…

TOI: After no-shows in Jerusalem, Democrats also absent from Israeli Embassy DC party

The inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem was not the only event Monday that reflected a growing partisan divide over Israel in the Trump era. Across the Atlantic, several hours after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in Washington hosted its annual event celebrating the anniversary of the nation’s founding. It’s…