Knesset speaker projects unity during trip to US despite division, criticism

NEW YORK – Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana traveled to Washington, DC, and New York last week amid a pivotal point in time for the US’ relationship with Israel as pressures for a hostage deal and humanitarian aid in Gaza mount worldwide.   Ohana’s trip came at the invitation of his counterpart in Congress, House […]

Biden calls Qatari Emir as Dermer visits Washington

US President Joe Biden phoned Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in Gaza and coordinate joint mediation efforts. They spoke as Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer arrived in Washington to discuss the Gaza war and the fate of the dozens of hostages held in […]

Protests at US Capitol for ceasefire in Gaza leads to dozens arrested

Dozens of people were arrested on Tuesday for protesting in the US Capitol rotunda in Washington, DC, in favor of ending military aid to Israel and for a ceasefire in the country’s war with Hamas, US Capitol police said. Reports by Axios and Maariv estimate that the number of arrests made by Capitol Police was around […]

After allegations of racism, Washington Post removes anti-Hamas cartoon

The website of the well-known American newspaper The Washington Post removed a cartoon of a Hamas official who uses children as human shields and says, “How dare Israel attack civilians!”  The removal of the cartoon was made because of claims that the cartoon was racist. In the Washington Post‘s physical newspaper, however, the cartoon […]