Ron Kampeas, The Times of Israel

Ron Kampeas

The Times of Israel

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Recent articles by Ron:

US pressed European lawmakers to oppose BDS, report shows

Paper delivered to Congress says diplomats 'strongly urged' Irish lawmakers to cancel bill banning settlement goods, spoke to officials in Berlin ahead of anti-BDS legislation → Read More

US diplomats pressed lawmakers in Ireland and Germany to oppose Israel boycott

A 2015 law mandates periodic reports on anti-BDS actions taken by diplomats. → Read More

Trump says he's willing to consider a mutual defense treaty with Israel

It's an idea that has been considered — and rejected — by both sides on multiple occasions over the decades. → Read More

Does Israel spy on the US? Depends who you are listening to

Jerusalem insists it stopped snooping on its ally after the Pollard affair, but the answer to whether it actually has is a tangle of skullduggery and (possibly) misread signals → Read More

John Bolton is out. Trump’s next foreign policy moves are anyone’s guess

Suddenly US president's unpredictability and penchant for smashing diplomatic convention might be breaking against Israel’s interests → Read More

The Tell: John Bolton is out. Trump's next foreign policy moves are anyone's guess.

What explains President Trump's jettisoning of national security adviser John Bolton? JTA's Washington Bureau chief attempts to make sense of the move. → Read More

Third Democratic debate round once again links Trump to white supremacy

Kamala Harris says that while president may not have pulled the trigger in recent shootings, 'he’s certainly been tweeting out the ammunition' → Read More

3rd Democratic debate round again links Trump to white supremacy

Blaming Trump for an increase in white supremacist violence has been a feature of virtually every Democratic debate. → Read More

US official says report of Israeli spying is false

The Politico story had cited three unnamed former senior officials with “knowledge of the matter.” → Read More

Muslim group ‘appalled’ as Kupperman tapped as Bolton’s interim replacement

CAIR objects to temporary national security adviser, who served on board of group that peddled conspiracy theories about Muslims in US → Read More

Outed CIA operative Valerie Plame recalls Jewish background in campaign ad

Former agent launches Congressional run with video attacking Trump, touting her Ukrainian ancestry → Read More

Israeli ambassador urges US to ‘stay the course’ on pressuring Iran

Ron Dermer calls for punishing Tehran amid concern in Jerusalem over Trump's possible rapprochement with the Islamic Republic → Read More

Outed CIA operative Valerie Plame recalls Jewish background in launching congressional run

In 2017, Plame apologized for retweeting an article that claimed Jews were behind a push for war between Iran and the United States. → Read More

Fox News Airs Anti-Semitic Soros-Migrant Conspiracy Theory

On one of President Trump’s favorite shows, a guest characterizes groups funded by George Soros as “basically human smugglers and human trafficke → Read More

What does John Bolton’s departure mean for Israel?

While a major change in US policy doesn’t appear to be in the offing, Jerusalem will be watching Iran ties with concern after sudden departure of national security adviser → Read More

In era of ‘gotcha journalism,’ charges of anti-Semitism can be weaponized

False accusations of anti-Semitism are damaging to broader cause of exposing and combating it, and can be difficult to contain in age of social media → Read More

What does John Bolton's departure mean for Israel?

His sudden departure as national security adviser poses some concerns, but a major change in U.S. policy doesn't appear to be in the offing. → Read More

Trump fires John Bolton, national security adviser close to Israel

Bolton has longstanding ties with Israel's government and pro-Israel figures. → Read More

Jon Ossoff, documentarian who lost Atlanta-area House bid, will run for Senate

Georgia is seen as a possible pickup for Senate Democrats next year as they seek control of the body. → Read More

Susan Davis, longtime Democratic congresswoman, retiring

Jewish politician will complete 20 years in Congress, wants to live and work 'at home' in San Diego → Read More