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  • Obama Taps Chief of Staff With Strong Ties to Jewish Community

    January 30, 2013 | 4:54 pm

    President Barack Obama named as his new chief of staff a security official, Denis McDonough, who has strong ties to the Jewish organizational community.

    McDonough, until now the deputy to National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, handled much of the National Security Council’s...

  • Maury Weiner, Bradley Chief of Staff, dies at 82

    By JewishJournal

    October 17, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Maury Weiner, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley’s first chief of staff and deputy mayor, who played key roles in several Bradley campaigns, died on Sept. 30. He was 82.

    A progressive Jewish activist from New York, Weiner was an advocate for racial justice, gender equality and...

  • IDF Military chief: Israel must protect all Jews

    April 16, 2012 | 9:52 am

    Israel must protect Jews around the world in addition to its own borders, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. - Gen. Benny Gantz said.

    “Today we stand against any threat with an army that is capable of beating all its enemies. We must defend the borders of Israel and all its communities, but we...

  • With Jack Lew’s appointment, community once again has a White House address

    January 10, 2012 | 11:26 am

    President Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, currently his director of the Office of Budget and Management—a Cabinet-level position—would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff.

    Lew, 56, was chosen for his long years in government and his reputation as a skilled...

  • Report: Obama to name Lew to top White House slot

    January 9, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    President Obama reportedly will name Jack Lew to be his chief of staff.

    Lew, an Orthodox Jew, will replace William Daley, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

    Lew is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level position and a post he also...

  • Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago

    February 23, 2011 | 8:43 am

    Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.

    Emanuel garnered 55 percent of the vote in a five-way race on Tuesday, becoming the city’s first Jewish mayor.

    The election was the first time in 20 years that incumbent Mayor Richard Daley did not appear...

  • Judge rules Rahm Emanuel’s name can appear on Chicago ballot

    January 4, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    NYTIMES: Rahm Emanuel cleared another hurdle in his bid for mayor of Chicago on Tuesday when a Cook County judge agreed with the city’s election board that his name should appear on the ballot.

    The judge, Mark J. Ballard, upheld the election board’s decision that Mr. Emanuel met...

  • Klain resigns as Biden’s chief of staff

    January 4, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, is resigning.

    “As my chief of staff in the White House, Ron has done an exceptional job of building my team, implementing my direction on top priorities, and providing invaluable counsel,” Biden said in a statement Tuesday.  “He...

  • Rahm Emanuel is a fighting policy wonk with a Jewish soul [VIDEO]

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 13, 2008 | 1:03 am

    Political insight, killer in a fight, Yiddishkayt -- it's an inseparable package when it comes to Rahm Emanuel, say those who know President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be the next White House chief of staff.

    Since his days as a fundraiser and then a "political adviser" -- read:...

  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s pick for Chief of Staff, is tough, direct and wedded to his Jewish roots

    November 6, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    President-elect Barack Obama’s pick of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) will put a tough, proven political operator at the center of a new Administration.

    It also raises the profile of a Chicago Jewish family firmly rooted in the worlds of Hollywood, medicine, politics…and Judaism.
  • Divide Surfaces on Handling Security

    By Leslie Susser

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's not every day that an Israeli army chief of staff calls in top journalists to express deep misgivings about government policy.

    So when Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon initiated a late October briefing to warn that the government's handling of Palestinian terrorism could provoke more...