Ron Kampeas, The Times of Israel

Ron Kampeas

The Times of Israel

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • The Times of Israel
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency
  • The Jewish Daily Forward
Past:
  • Haaretz.com

Recent articles by Ron:

The Jewish players in the Trump impeachment hearings

In this week's sessions and in their aftermath, there were some familiar, and some new, Jewish wrinkles → Read More

The Tell: The Jewish players in impeachment

The hearings Wednesday and their aftermath had some new and familiar Jewish wrinkles. Here are the biggest takeaways from JTA's Washington bureau chief, Ron Kampeas. → Read More

Rick Ludwin, NBC Exec Who Gave ‘Seinfeld’ A Shot, Dies At 71

Ludwin stuck his neck out for Jerry Seinfeld’s beloved “Show About Nothing,” and helped other icons along the way. → Read More

Are Jared and Ivanka taking the gloves off?

After nearly two years of relative silence on swirling controversies in White House, Trump’s daughter and son-in-law seem to be bracing for a fight → Read More

Are Jared and Ivanka taking the gloves off?

The president's daughter and son-in-law were supposed to soften the blunt edges of the Trump administration. → Read More

Nita Lowey, retiring after 32 years in Congress, gets teary recalling her Jewish legacy

As the second most powerful member of the House, Lowey was one of the most influential Jewish politicians in the U.S. → Read More

Republican Jewish group’s campaign slams Democrats as a ‘disgrace’ — in Yiddish

Spots decrying candidates as a 'shanda' for supporting aid cuts to Israel cost $10 million → Read More

The Tell: What presidential wannabes said at J Street

The liberal Jewish Middle East lobby is now (sort of) open to leveraging aid to Israel. → Read More

‘Everything is on the table’: Breaking down Elizabeth Warren’s Israel policy

The Democratic presidential hopeful has been clear about her desire to leverage aid to pressure Israel, but she has been short on specifics of how such a plan might look → Read More

What exactly is Elizabeth Warren's Israel policy?

The senator's campaign provided little clarity on how she would use aid to pressure Israel, but noted her support for a two-state solution and humanitarian relief for the Gaza Strip. → Read More

Rift Over Israel Aid At J Street Conference

J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, is making conditioning U.S. aid to Israel on halting settlement expansion a plank ahead of the 2020 presidential election. “Our aid is not intended to be a blank check,” Jeremy Ben-Ami, the group’s president, said Sunday evening at the group’s annual conference, ahead of the first appearance at the conference of a Democratic presidential… → Read More

Decorated US officer testifying on impeachment is a Jewish refugee from Ukraine

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was on the call when Trump demanded Ukraine's president investigate political rival Joe Biden, says he 'did not think it was proper' → Read More

Officer Testifying In Impeachment Query Is Jewish Refugee From Ukraine

Alexander Vindman, the NSC staffer set to testify that President Donald Trump sought dirt on Biden from Ukraine, is a Jewish former refugee. → Read More

Bernie Sanders: Some US aid money to Israel should go to Gaza

Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren, speaking to the J Street conference, also backed using defense assistance as a pressure tool, but in more restrained terms. → Read More

Kushner’s Holocaust survivor grandparents invoked to defend his Mideast record

Trump campaign says president's son-in-law was instrumental in moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after Biden criticizes his role in the region → Read More

The Tell: Why what Elizabeth Warren said this week on Israel matters

Left-wing Jewish activists have been pressing Democratic presidential candidates about Israel issues. This week, they got results... kind of. → Read More

Nearly 9 in 10 American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem in US

A significant majority of respondents to an American Jewish Committee survey strongly disapprove of President Trump's handling of a rising dilemma. → Read More

The arguments at the heart of Trump’s Jewish judicial nominee controversy

Steven Menashi nomination battle for 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has touched raw nerves on immigration, feminism, LGBTQ rights and nationalism → Read More

The arguments at the heart of Trump’s Jewish judicial nominee controversy

Steven Menashi nomination battle for 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has touched raw nerves on immigration, feminism, LGBTQ rights and nationalism → Read More

Split Over Boots On The Ground In Mideast

What the Democratic presidential candidates said about America’s presence in the region: They didn’t agree. → Read More