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

It’s getting harder to be pro-Israel and queer

NEW YORK — For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem. But this year, Grauer was confronted by the LGBT parade’s organizers, questioned about her support for Israel and asked to… Read More

IDF paratroopers leave strong impressions here

It wasn’t easy for three Israeli septuagenarians to embark on a 16-day, seven-city tour of America. But a photograph taken 50 years ago transformed the former paratroopers into proud icons for the Six-Day War and Jerusalem’s reunification. The men in David Rubinger’s photo — Tzion Karasenti, Dr. Yitzhak Yifat and Chaim Oshri — flew halfway… Read More