U.S. Government

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 […]
December 23, 2020

Anti-Israel groups give Biden list of candidates for national security positions

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Source: Joe Biden/Facebook. (JNS) — Anti-Israel and antisemitic organizations have made recommendations to the incoming Biden administration for senior national security positions. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, National Iranian American Council […]
December 23, 2020

In mischaracterizing COVID relief bill, Israel becomes familiar scapegoat

by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — There’s much to complain about when it comes to the process and the end result of the massive $900 billion coronavirus relief stimulus bill that just passed Congress. No matter which side of the political […]
December 17, 2020

‘We will stand very firm with Israel,’ says incoming Alabama Rep. Jerry Carl

Congressman-elect Jerry Carl (R-Ala.). Source: Jerry Carl for Congress/Facebook. by Jackson Richman (JNS) — Jerry Carl, a Republican, easily defeated Democrat James Averhart in the U.S. House of Representatives race on Nov. 3 in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District to succeed […]