Israel’s Dermer calls on nations to ‘fix’ Iran deal

Israel’s ambassador to the United States told a Bethesda audience this week that the greatest challenge his country faces is the potential for a nuclear-armed Iran. He called on the United States, the European Union and Germany to “fix” the 2015 agreement that limited that potential. Ron Dermer, speaking Tuesday at Congregation Beth El of… Read More

Rally at Qatar Embassy sends message to Hamas

  The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington believes it can pressure Qatar to force its client Hamas to release the remains of two slain Israeli soldiers captured in 2014. Qatar, a small Persian Gulf state, has been under blockade from its larger neighbors since the summer. About 50 people gathered in front of… Read More

Kol Shalom skips Israel Bonds appeal

  Kol Shalom, a Conservative congregation in Rockville, will not make its traditional Israel Bonds appeal on Yom Kippur as a statement of disappointment over recent actions by the Israeli government limiting religious pluralism that have angered the U.S. Reform and Conservative movements. In an email to the congregation, Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman said the action… Read More

Pro-BDS group protests boycott bill near Delaney’s office

Shouting “John Delaney, you will see, Palestine will be free,” 15 demonstrators gathered on a roundabout at the intersection of Washingtonian and Rio Boulevards in Gaithersburg on July 26 to protest a bill in Congress that would prevent American companies from supporting international boycotts of Israel. The protesters were from a group of organizations that… Read More