Belgium’s first female prime minister is Jewish

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/28/2019

Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes at her office in Brussels on Oct. 27, 2019. (Vincent Duterne/Getty Images)

John Conyers Jr., long-serving congressman who co-founded Congressional Black Caucus, dies at 90

John Otis, The Washington Post, 10/27/2019

John Conyers Jr., who became the longest-serving African American in Congress, co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus and helped create a national holiday in the name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.died Oct. 27 at his home in Detroit. He was 90.

UK lawmaker calls for recognizing Jews forced to flee Arab countries

Josefin Dolsten, The Times of Israel, 06/25/2019

Theresa Villiers says exodus of Jews from Middle Eastern states following Israel’s founding is ‘an untold story and an unresolved injustice’

A New Black-Jewish Caucus Aims For Solidarity — But Will Israel Get In The Way?

Aiden Pink, Forward, 06/05/2019

Congress has hundreds of caucuses, collections of politicians with common interests in everything under the sun –- the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Medicare for All Caucus, the Chicken Caucus. On Monday, a new, bipartisan caucus was announced, one that hopes to rebuild a historic alliance that has lately seen some tensions: the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations.

I'm Black and Jewish. Ilhan Omar's Tweet - And the Backlash - Are Tearing Me Apart

Tema Smith, The Forward, 02/12/2019

Yesterday, I opened my Twitter timeline to find friends, allies, and colleagues pitting racism and anti-Semitism against each other.

Mexico City’s Jewish mayor wants to be identified by her policies, not her ethnicity

Alan Grabinsky, JTA, 12/06/2018

Mexico City Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, breaks silence on religion claims.

At Last, Israel Recognizes Ethiopian Spiritual Leaders

Aaron Rabinowitz, Haaretz, 11/08/2018

Ethiopian spiritual leaders will be able to provide a wide range of religious services to members of their community via local religious councils state promises to place 20 Ethiopian spiritual leaders on the govt. payroll

NY House candidate Antonio Delgado’s wife opens up about the couple’s Jewish involvement

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 11/05/2018

JTA spoke with Lacey Schwartz Delgado on the phone last week about her involvement in her husband's campaign for Congress.

Ethiopia Appoints Its First Female President

Hadra Ahmed and Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, The New York Times, 10/25/2018