Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Meet Lester Wolff

Oldest living former member of Congress — who was targeted for death five times — tells all By BEN SALES MUTTONTOWN, N.Y. (JTA) – Lester Wolff served eight terms in the House of Representatives, which is slightly above average for lawmakers. But he has a distinction few of his colleagues share: He was targeted for […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Are Israel and Iran headed for war?

Iran sent a drone from Syria into Israeli airspace and Israel shot it down and retaliated, then Syria shot down an Israeli F-16 By BEN SALES (JTA) — Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Saturday, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Israeli politicians say ‘there’s nothing to it,’ then end up in jail

There are a dozen or so Cabinet-level Israeli politicians who brushed off criminal charges, only to find themselves in a different kind of hole By RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Police are recommending charges of bribery and breach of trust against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s saying the case police have made is “full of […]