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Jerry Nadler’s campaign urges support for ‘last remaining NYC Jewish congressmember’

New York Jewish Week via JTA — Rep. Jerry Nadler’s election campaign sent out a fundraising email on Tuesday highlighting that he is the last remaining Jew representing New York City…

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Father of man held by Hamas urges release of all Israeli prisoners

The father of one of the Israelis held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip said Wednesday he is prepared to wait for his son to be released if it…

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US embassy urges opposition to support bills needed for Visa Waiver Program

The United States Embassy in Israel has reached out to senior Likud MK Yariv Levin asking the opposition party not to vote against legislation that is critical for Israel to…

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Former US VP Pence denounces Iran, urges Biden not to renew nuclear deal

MANZA, Albania (AP) — Former US vice president Mike Pence on Thursday denounced the Iranian regime for “brutality” and urged the Biden administration not to renew a nuclear deal with…

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UN urges Iran to halt finger amputations as eight burglars face punishment

GENEVA, Switzerland — The United Nations on Wednesday urged Iran to halt plans to amputate the fingers of eight prisoners and called on Tehran to do away with any form…

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Health Ministry urges, but doesn’t demand, return to masks amid spike in infections

With coronavirus infections continuing to climb, the Health Ministry on Monday recommended that people return to using face masks in enclosed spaces. In a statement, the ministry noted the “sharp”…

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As Israel moves to drill natural gas, Lebanon urges US envoy to end maritime dispute

BEIRUT — The Lebanese government on Monday invited a US envoy mediating between Lebanon and Israel over their disputed maritime border to return to Beirut as soon as possible to…

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Interfaith group urges Pakistan to hire back reporter who was fired for Israel visit

ISLAMABAD  — A US-based non-government organization devoted to promoting Muslim-Jewish relations on Friday urged Pakistan’s state-run television to hire back one of its anchors who was fired for visiting Israel…

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Likud blasts Yesha council head after he urges party to back settlement bill

Yariv Levin, chairman of the Likud party’s Knesset faction, assailed the head of the umbrella organization for settlements Thursday night after the latter, along with several other settlement leaders, urged…

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Biden urges Congress to pass tougher gun laws: ‘How much more carnage?’

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Enough, enough,” US President Joe Biden exclaimed over and over Thursday night, as he delivered an impassioned address to the nation imploring Congress to take action against…

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