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  • Bernie Sanders picked as a headlining speaker at Democratic convention

    July 18, 2016 | 11:57 am

    Bernie Sanders will be a headlining speaker at the Democratic convention.

    Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont and the first Jewish candidate to win major party nominating contests, will speak the first night, July 25, as will Michelle Obama, the first lady.

    Last week,...

  • Nevada convention brawl previews growing Democratic battle

    May 17, 2016 | 1:54 pm

    Bernie Sanders joined his supporters in criticizing the Nevada Democratic Party after violent outbursts disrupted their state convention on Sunday when his supporters became angry about the process.

    One Sanders supporter threw a chair, unhappy about being blocked in a rules vote...

  • September 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 6, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Sinai’s Second-String Security

    Egypt has long been remiss in asserting its sovereignty in the Sinai Peninsula, a tradition that will not help end the jihadist presence there, writes Barak Barfi for Project Syndicate

    Employing CSF troops in the sensitive border...

  • Why Wolpe spoke at the DNC

    By Rob Eshman

    September 5, 2012 | 10:06 am

    This week David Wolpe, senior rabbi of Sinai Temple, delivered one of the invocations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Even for someone used to and deserving of such honors, this is a big deal.

    Indeed, the majority of the rabbi’s congregants were thrilled...

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  • If I forget thee Jerusalem. Oops! The Democrats just did

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 3:55 am

    Why the Democrats have decided to omit Jerusalem from their party platform is utterly beyond me. ‎There is nothing more predictable than the ensuing attacks from the right following ‎such an omission. There's nothing more likely to trouble Jewish voters who still care ‎about Israel...

  • Election roundup: Jewish souls, Jewish rabbis, Jewish vote, Jewish legislators

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 4, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Talmudic souls

    You've got to love this Alan Solow quote:‎

    Alan Solow, a longtime friend of the president from Chicago who recently served ‎as chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish ‎Organizations, took a more personal tack in selling “the first Jewish...

  • At Democratic convention, a focus on Jewish swing voters as key to election win

    September 4, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Jewish swing voters could make or break President Obama’s bid for reelection.

    At least that’s the case that Democratic Party leaders made in a training session that packed one of the larger halls at the convention center here on Monday, the day before the formal start of the...

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