An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.

Roy Moore’s Wife Says Some of the Couple’s Friends Are Black or Jewish

At Mr. Moore’s final rally, his wife grabbed the spotlight with a defense of her husband that included a statement that the couple has black and Jewish friends.

Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party

The White House pared down its invite list for the annual Hanukkah celebration. Democrats and Jewish groups critical of the president were not included.

Praise and Alarm From American Jews Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

While some Jewish leaders welcomed recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, many worried that the step would inflame tensions and make peace in the Middle East even harder to achieve.