‘He Will Be Missed’ Boehner’s resignation announcement comes as a surprise

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Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of this month, the Republican from Ohio announced Sept. 25. Boehner, whose invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year made waves, informed his fellow Republicans of his decision in a private House meeting. Looking noticeably relieved… Read More

Speaker of the House to Resign

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE JOHN BOEHNER (R-OHIO) WILL RESIGN FROM CONGRESS AT THE END OF OCTOBER. FILE PHOTO.

Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October, the Republican from Ohio announced Friday morning. Boehner, whose invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year made waves, made the announcement to his fellow Republicans in a private House meeting. An aide told The… Read More

Praying with Their Feet 200 rabbis complete march from Selma to Washington

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WASHINGTON — Rabbis and reverends, black and white, stood together on the bimah of Washington Hebrew Congregation and raised their voices in a triumphant rendition of the civil rights protest song, “We Shall Overcome.” The clergy were celebrating, along with hundreds of attendees, the completion of America’s Journey for Justice, a 1,000-mile march from Selma,… Read More

Democrats Block Amendment Linking Iran Deal to Israel, American Prisoners

An amendment that would have linked lifting of sanctions on Iran with the release of American prisoners and public acknowledgement by the Islamic regime of Israel’s right to exist was blocked on Thursday. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced the amendment as part of a final push to stop the Iran nuclear deal. Senators voted… Read More

On Ice Treasury Department freezes assets of Hamas leaders, financiers

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Four Hamas financiers and a company used to funnel millions of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group had their assets frozen by the Department of the Treasury last week. Hamas political bureau member Salih al-Aruri, senior Hamas financial officer Mahir Jawad Yunis Salah, Abu Ubaydah Khayri Hafiz al-Agha and Mohammed Reda Mohammed Anwar Awad were… Read More

‘The Right Path’ Kerry offers impassioned defense of Iran Accord as deal’s victory clinched

Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to point out that not accepting the deal would cause the U.S. to lose credibility aboard as well as the ability to control Iran’s behavior diplomatically.

PHILADELPHIA — In what could have been the first leg of a victory lap now that the survival of the Obama administration’s key foreign policy achievement is virtually assured, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the birthplace of the United States Sept. 1 to lay out in the starkest and most comprehensive terms yet… Read More

Witnessing History Nuremberg Trials bring back pain, agony

It is almost 70 years since the Nuremberg Trials started Nov. 20, 1945. My brother-in-law, Shabtai Klugman Schonfeld, z’l, was the only Jewish survivor war correspondent invited to the trial. He was permitted to bring two guests at each session. I attended around 15 sessions. I lived in Weiden, Bavaria. The evening before I took… Read More

Done Deal 41 senators back Iran agreement

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The nuclear agreement with Iran will likely survive the Senate, as President Barack Obama on Tuesday garnered the final votes he needed to block a vote on a resolution of disapproval. In quick succession, three Democratic senators — Ron Wyden (Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), both Jewish, and Gary Peters (Mich.) — announced they would vote… Read More

‘Everything I Believe In’ Meet J Street U’s new Muslim president, Amna Farooqi

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Amna Farooqi, the new president of J Street U, the campus branch of the liberal, self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby group, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent. She has no plans to convert to Judaism, though she does consider herself “culturally Jewish,” having grown up in heavily Jewish Montgomery County. She has long been open about… Read More