(JTA) — Iran has tripled its production of missiles, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander said, according to the Fars news service.
The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place, Reuters reported.
“In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our actions, but it’s not like that anymore,” Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guard’s aerospace division, said Wednesday, according to Fars, the semi-official news agency of the Iranian government.
“Our production has increased three-fold compared to the past,” he said, referring to…
(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League said an Illinois congressman told the group that he was misquoted in an article claimed that he had praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
An ADL official told JTA on Friday that the group had reached out to Rep. Danny Davis, a Democrat, after an article in The Daily Caller said he lauded Farrakhan on Monday as “an outstanding human being.” Farrakhan has called Jews “the enemy of God and the enemy of the righteous,” and said Jews were responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hours after ordering preparations for a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, President Donald Trump delayed moving the diplomatic mission to the city by another six months.
Trump signed a proclamation at the White House Wednesday saying the United States sees Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directing the State Department to start planning an embassy in the city. Soon thereafter, he signed another presidential waiver of a 1995 law requiring the embassy to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Under U.S. President Bill Clinton, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and stating…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Kathy Manning, the first woman to be chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, is mounting a challenge as a Democrat to a right-wing Republican congressman in a district encompassing her hometown, Greensboro, N.C.
Manning is challenging Ted Budd in North Carolina’s 13th district, a once reliable Democratic district that trends Republican after recent redistricting.
Manning, a former immigration lawyer who is well known in her district for her philanthropy, announced her bid on Wednesday to run in the Democratic primary. Budd was prepared for her announcement, having purchased the domain name, kathymanningforcongress.com. “Kathy…
(JTA) — President Donald Trump will continue the White House tradition of hosting a Hanukkah party.
Invitations have been sent out for the Dec. 7 event, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times White House reporter, wrote Monday on Twitter. Hanukkah starts this year on the evening of Dec. 12.
Trump White House Hanukkah party invites have gone out for dec. 7.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 12, 2017