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…

Forward: Jewish voters could swing key Congress races — and help Democrats take back Congress

If the Democratic Party is hoping for a “blue wave” that will help it recapture the House of Representatives, it will need to flip at least 23 districts, likely including one in Palm Beach County, Florida. Florida’s 18th congressional district is filled with bubbies in age-restricted communities, strip malls and synagogues, including the Reform Temple…

JDCA applauds Israel’s abandonment of deportation plan

Israel’s decision yesterday to abandon its plan to forcibly deport African migrants isn’t just a welcome political development of Tikkun Olam—repairing of the world. The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is glad to see Israel take moral and political leadership on this important issue. As a beacon of democracy and pluralism in the Middle…

Globes: Congress members call on US Army to buy Iron Dome

Dozens of members of the US Congress have called on the US military to examine the purchase of Iron Dome short-range rocket interception systems from Israel immediately. In a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense co-signed by 40 members of Congress, Grace Meng (Democrat, New York) and Peter Roskam (Republican, Illinois) also call…