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  • 6 top Senate Dems rap Obama’s refusal to extend anti-BDS protections to settlements

    March 1, 2016 | 9:43 am

    Six top Democratic senators, including the party’s Senate leader and four Jewish lawmakers, urged the Obama administration to abide by new provisions that would protect Israeli West Bank settlements from boycotts.

    The Feb. 25 statement addresses Obama’s stated refusal last week...

  • Schumer hits Obama on anti-terror funding cuts

    February 17, 2016 | 3:57 pm

    Sen. Charles Schumer broke with President Barack Obama for the second time in a year, criticizing the administration over proposed cuts to homeland security funding.

    Speaking at a press conference alongside NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton in New York...

  • Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so

    August 13, 2015 | 11:51 am

    Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement.

    “Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., wrote in an op-ed published Thursday on CNN’s website.

  • Iran debate devolves with charges of ‘dual loyalty’ and ‘dog whistles’

    August 11, 2015 | 4:07 pm

    The dredging up of the dual loyalty charge — that lawmakers who reject the Iran nuclear agreement and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is lobbying against it, are more closely aligned with Israel than the United States — illustrates just how tense the debate over...

  • Analysis: Chuck Schumer now the most important man in the world

    By JNi.media

    July 14, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is one of two dozen Republicans racing for the White House, on Tuesday challenged Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will become the Senate Democratic leader in 2017, to turn his back on President Barack Obama and help kill the Iran deal.


  • Jewish Democrats low key, grateful at second inauguration

    January 22, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    The inaugural poem included a “shalom,” and three rabbis and a cantor attended the traditional next-day inaugural blessing. But the message that Jewish Democrats were most eager to convey during President Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21 was that the long romance between the...

  • Obama in second inaugural speaks of a united America, U.S. involvement abroad

    January 21, 2013 | 10:18 am

    President Obama in his second inaugural address spoke of U.S. involvement throughout the world and Americans working together at home.

    Obama was sworn in publicly for his second term at 11:50 a.m. Monday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Some 800,000 people reportedly...

  • As the Hagel battle intensifies, Pentagon nominee gets key support from Jewish Dems

    January 15, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    Even as critics intensify their efforts to depict him as unfit to protect the U.S.-Israel relationship, Chuck Hagel has convinced several of the most prominent Jewish Democratic lawmakers to endorse his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

    Since rumors of his nomination first...

  • Senate amendment penalizing Palestinians for U.N. status does not pass

    December 5, 2012 | 9:19 am

    A U.S. Senate amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not attached to its intended law.

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed late Tuesday, did not include among its amendments one that...

  • Vast Senate majority urges sanction of Iran’s central bank

    August 8, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Nearly the entire U.S. Senate has signed on to a letter urging the Obama administration to implement sanctions targeting Iran’s central bank.

    “As you know, the Iranian regime continues to pursue avenues to circumvent both U.S. and multilateral sanctions,” says the letter to be sent...