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  • Key Democrats object to new Republican Iran measure

    2 weeks ago

    Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin, senior Democrats who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran, will vote against a Republican effort to require new conditions before President Barack Obama could lift any sanctions under the deal, aides said on Wednesday.

    After Senate...

  • The nine best Jewish pop culture moments of 5775

    3 weeks ago

    This year, as always, Jews contributed to the worlds of art, music, literature, film, television, comedy — and even Instagram modeling. Here are some of the moments that made members of the tribe stand out in the increasingly bizarre, fast-paced whirlwind of American pop culture.

  • Dear Congressman Sherman: Your ‘no’ vote on Iran deal threatens Israel

    August 19, 2015 | 11:21 am

    In the least plausible alternative version of my life, I would have stayed in the San Fernando Valley rather than leaving more than 40 years ago and moving to Jerusalem. In that scenario, I’d be represented in Congress by Democrat Brad Sherman — and I might be less infuriated by...

  • Two senators defy Obama on Iran nuclear deal

    August 18, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    A second U.S. Democratic senator lined up on Tuesday in opposition to the U.S.-led international nuclear agreement with Iran, defying President Barack Obama.

    New Jersey's Bob Menendez said that, along with New York's Chuck Schumer, he was opposing the deal, which would place new...

  • Why we disagree with Chuck Schumer on the Iran deal

    August 14, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a key voice in the Democratic Party leadership, has announced that he will not support the international agreement designed to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. We realize that all senators must balance their concerns about the Joint...

  • 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...

  • Report: Schumer to oppose Iran deal

    August 6, 2015 | 7:16 pm

    A top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, will come out against the Iran deal on Friday, according to a report from The Huffington Post.

    The report quotes three unnamed sources familiar with the senator’s thinking.

    Schumer, a Jewish lawmaker from New York who is poised to become his party’s leader in the Senate in 2017, has come under intense pressure from the White House and critics of the deal.

  • Chuck Schumer’s profile in courage moment

    July 20, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Dear Senator Schumer:

    I write to you in desperation.  Somehow I believe that the fate of the Iran Agreement will come down to you.  As the foremost defender of the State of Israel among the Democratic United States Senators, your opinion will matter much much more than just your...

  • 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.


  • Daily Kickoff: Schumer’s schmooze-out | Portman hosted Ben-Ami | Silicon Wadi helps Silicon Valley

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    April 21, 2015 | 6:54 am

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    TOP TALKER: "George Soros' son builds a PAC for Jewish voters" by Tarini Parti: "Alex Soros, 29, who has steadily increased his political and philanthropic giving in recent years, has helped...
  • Daily Kickoff: Biden to attend Dermer’s Yom Ha’atzmaut event | Gensler to Hillary | Stewart’s Slack

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    April 17, 2015 | 6:42 am

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    TOP TALKER: Ambassador Ron Dermer posts on Facebook -- "I am honored to host Vice President Biden at Israel's Independence Day event in Washington, D.C. on April 23rd. I look forward to...

  • Six points on Alan Gross, ‘normalization’ of U.S.-Cuba relations and the American spy flying under the radar

    By Jared Sichel

    December 17, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    The news on Dec. 17 about the sudden thaw in diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana was so surprising that we really won’t know for months — or years — what the impact will be. In the meantime, here are seven key points about the deal:

    1. The timing made sense.

  • Has Israel become a left-right issue?

    July 28, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    About a decade ago, my rabbi was promoting congregational AIPAC involvement.  His argument went that AIPAC was not necessary for our local liberal Jewish Congressman, who was a member of our synagogue.  If he ever did anything anti-Israel, the rabbi always had the option of...

  • State Dept.: Israel’s discrimination keeps it out of visa waiver deal

    March 25, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said.

    “The Department of Homeland Security and State remain concerned with the...

  • February 21, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 21, 2013 | 3:33 am

    The US

    Headline:  Kerry makes case for robust foreign aid

    To Read:  Dan Friedman recalls how he inadvertently started a ridiculous rumor about Hagel:

    The revelation could have doomed President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense: He gave a paid...

  • L.A. activist attending Obama's inauguration finds Jewish values in week's festivities

    January 22, 2013 | 10:27 am

    The chill in the D.C. air never seems to diminish the warmth and excitement from a presidential inauguration. 2013 was no different, but it also felt uniquely Jewish.

    As a college student and law student in Washington DC, and later as an activist from California, I’ve attended...

  • Hagel gets key Jewish endorsements for secretary of defense

    January 15, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Chuck Hagel added three major Jewish Democrats to his list of endorsers, clearing his way to likely confirmation as secretary of defense.

    Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) each said they were satisfied Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska,...

  • AIPAC calls for review of U.S.-Palestinian ties

    November 29, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called for a "full review" of the U.S. relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization, including shutting its Washington office, in the wake of its obtaining non-member state status at the United Nations.

    "In requesting this...