• US President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he arrives at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on May 22, 2017, for his first official visit to Israel since becoming US president. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

    Landing in Israel, Trump heralds ‘rare opportunity’ to bring peace and stability

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump arrived in Israel for a whirlwind 28-hour visit, saying his trip to the region has given him “new reasons for hope.”

    Air Force One touched down on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International airport shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday. The landing represented the first direct flight ever between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the first stop of Trump’s first international trip as president.

    “I have come to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the State of Israel,” Trump said in remarks at the welcome ceremony, after...
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  • Arnie Fielkow tapped as next Federation CEO


    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans announced on May 17  the selection of Arnie D. Fielkow as its new chief executive officer. Fielkow was selected after a comprehensive national search and will return to New Orleans, where he and his family previously resided from 2000-2011. Fielkow will begin...
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    Israel reportedly provided intelligence Trump disclosed to Russia

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands following a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu for talks for the first time since Trump took office on January 20.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

    (JTA) — Israel was the source of the highly classified intelligence President Donald Trump disclosed to Russian officials, according to a report by The New York Times.

    The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump revealed the intelligence to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.N. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in an Oval...
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Short on time, Yad Vashem packing emotion into Trump visit with story of one young victim


JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump will spend just 30 minutes at Yad Vashem on the second and last day of his visit to Israel, but the leadership of the Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem plans to use the...
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Trump: Netanyahu may join me at the Western Wall

(JTA) — President Donald Trump said he has not ruled out inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join him when he visits Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

“We have not yet made a final decision about my visit to the Western Wall,”...
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Trump interviews Lieberman for FBI director post

(JTA) — President Donald Trump interviewed former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman for the position of FBI director, which opened with the firing of  James Comey.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump met with Lieberman on Wednesday afternoon, May...
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Trump, family make private visit to Western Wall

JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to go to the holy site.

Trump arrived there under heavy security Monday afternoon with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: The Fielkow Era beckons

The news this week is very good. Good for the Jewish community. Good for the New Orleans community. And especially good for the future of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

After an exhaustive nationwide search, the committee charged...
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