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Posts Tagged: US Government Shutdown

February 12, 2019 9:32 am

US Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

US congressional negotiators on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did...

January 29, 2019 8:04 am

Shutdown Over, Senate Advances Middle East Bill

The US Senate advanced legislation reaffirming support for allies in the Middle East on Monday, including fresh sanctions on Syria and a measure that combats the anti-Israel boycott,...

January 25, 2019 3:06 pm

Trump Announces Deal With Lawmakers to End Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump said on Friday he has reached a tentative agreement with US lawmakers for three weeks in stop-gap funding that would end a...

January 25, 2019 9:57 am

US Lawmakers Search for Remedies as Government Shutdown Rolls on

The US Senate, after rejecting two shutdown-ending bills, was searching for a way to end a government closure entering its 35th day and threatening the...

January 24, 2019 9:08 am

Senate Stirs With Votes on Bills to End US Shutdown

The Republican-led US Senate planned votes for Thursday on competing proposals, one broadly backed by Democrats and the other by Republicans, to end the partial government...

January 23, 2019 9:52 am

Senate Sets Votes, but US Shutdown Likely to Go on

There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the US Senate scheduled votes...

January 18, 2019 9:38 am

On Day 28, No Sign of End to US Federal Government Shutdown

As the partial US government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand...

January 17, 2019 1:19 pm

Jewish Soup Kitchen Offers Free Food to Unpaid Federal Employees at LaGuardia Airport as Government Shutdown Grinds On

Staff members and volunteers of a Jewish soup kitchen and food pantry handed out flyers for free food at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday to federal employees struggling...

January 15, 2019 10:04 am

Trump to Meet Lawmakers at White House as Shutdown Enters 25th Day

President Donald Trump will meet members of Congress at the White House later on Tuesday as the partial US government shutdown enters a 25th day without...

January 11, 2019 9:02 am

As US Shutdown Ties Record, Trump Weighs Emergency Declaration

President Donald Trump, facing the prospect of the longest US government shutdown in history, is considering declaring a national emergency that would likely escalate a...

January 10, 2019 10:03 am

Air Travel Fears Mount as US Government Shutdown Drags On

US airport security workers and air traffic controllers working without pay warned that security and safety could be compromised if a government shutdown continues beyond Friday,...

January 9, 2019 9:33 am

First Bill of New US Congress, on Middle East Policy, Stalls in Senate

Legislation reaffirming US support for allies in the Middle East, including a measure to punish Americans who boycott Israel, fell victim on Tuesday to a...

January 8, 2019 10:34 am

Seeking Support for a Wall, Trump Plans Prime-Time Speech, Border Visit

Aiming to bolster his case for a wall along the US border with Mexico, President Donald Trump said on Monday he would make a prime-time...

January 6, 2019 2:01 pm

White House Signals Some Compromise in Ending US Government Shutdown

The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the US federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, could "drag on a lot...


Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone...

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in...


New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...


Court Documents Show US Seeks Seizure of Iranian Tanker Violating Sanctions

Newly released US court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing...


‘May God Ruin Trump,’ Tlaib’s Grandmother Says

Sitting under an olive tree in the disputed West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States. "May God ruin him,"...

Middle East

Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Syrian Offensive Widens

Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive against the last major rebel stronghold,...

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