U.S. Government

June 2, 2021

Visiting Israel, Sen. Graham says $1 billion Iron Dome replenishment sought

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on May 31, 2021. Credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon. (JNS) — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on June 1 that Israel would be requesting a billion dollars in U.S. aid […]
May 18, 2021

America Must Stand with its Allies when International Law is Violated

The aftermath of a Hamas rocket barrage on central Israel, which left 55-year-old Ramat Gan resident Gershon Franco dead, May 15, 2021. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90. by Gerard Filitti The world is watching warily to see whether the Biden Administration […]
May 14, 2021

House Divided: Moderate, Progressive Democrats clash on House floor

Rep. Eliane Luria (D-Va.), a Birmingham native, speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. May 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot/C-Span. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — Two blocs of Democratic members of […]
May 13, 2021

Biden administration “failing” in “ridiculous” response to current conflict

U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. Credit: White House/Flickr. by Israel Kasnett (JNS) — The Biden administration has come under withering criticism in the United States and Israel for its poor handling of the current situation in the […]
April 20, 2021

At J Street, Sanders and Warren call for conditions on aid to Israel

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaking at the 2021 J Street virtual conference. Source: Screenshot. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — Speaking at the virtual J Street national conference on April 19, former Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth […]
April 12, 2021

Can Biden fund the Palestinians without breaking the law — and does he care?

by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Has the Biden administration found a way to spite its predecessor and aid the Palestinians without breaking the law? The U.S. State Department thinks it has, and so do its cheerleaders in the mainstream media […]
February 19, 2021

Ala. Sen. Shelby, long-time supporter of Israel, won’t seek re-election

by Richard Friedman Richard Shelby, a tall, affable man who will be remembered for years to come as a political giant, has announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate when his current term expires. Shelby, Alabama’s […]
February 7, 2021

Personal remembrance of George Shultz: Great friend of Israel and the Jewish people

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and US Secretary of State George Shultz. (JNS photo) by Richard Friedman The news that long-time American statesman and diplomat George Shultz had died at age 100 on Feb. 6 brought back a pivotal memory […]
January 20, 2021

With Biden inaugurated, the changing of the guard in U.S.-Israel relations

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO. by Alex Traiman (JNS) — Like many American policies now expected to undergo an about-face following the inauguration of 46th President […]