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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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