Sherman Says DNC will unify around two-state solution

The 15 members of the Democratic National Committee’s platform drafting committee, named last week, include a diversity of voices surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the steadfastly pro-Israel Wendy Sherman to Palestinian advocates James Zogby and Dr. Cornel West. Despite these differences, Sherman, a former state department ambassador who served as the lead negotiator in the… Read More

Interfaith activists walk to protest Sudan violence

Some 250 activists gathered outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Sunday to condemn the continuing mass atrocities in South Sudan. The 2.5-mile interfaith “Walk to End Genocide” was organized by leaders of Washington Hebrew Congregation and Jewish World Watch. It featured speeches from Sudanese survivors and religious leaders.  Parents brought their children… Read More

Study brings U.S. Latino Jews into focus

Ernesto and Bely May had a decision to make in 1984. Having come to the United States from Mexico five years earlier, the couple now lived in Washington, where Ernesto May had taken a job at the World Bank. When that job was over, would they return home for good? The Jewish community in Mexico… Read More

Lithuania looks to boost tourism from its diaspora

Seven decades after the end of World War II, Lithuania is still struggling with its role in the Holocaust. German Nazis and their Lithuanian collaborators killed over 90 percent of Lithuania’s prewar Jewish population of more than 200,000. Last month, a group of Lithuanian Jews, or Litvaks, demanded the government release a list of more than… Read More

Israel-Turkey relations on the mend?

TEL AVIV – After years of false starts, Israeli negotiators went to Geneva last week for talks aimed at ending a long-running conflict with a regional adversary. It’s not the Palestinians. It’s Turkey. Once a key partner of Israel, Turkey in recent years has been a thorn in its side. It supports Israel’s foes, and… Read More

Is Congress court of last resort?

Despite a commitment from the United States government to bring overseas terrorists to justice, families of American victims of Palestinian violence overseas are still searching for answers. None of the 64 cases in the last 23 years has resulted in a conviction, prompting anger from some Jews in the United States and in Israel. In… Read More