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  • DNC chair: Perception of division on Israel within Democratic Party is totally untrue

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    Jewish values and Democratic Party values are in sync; there is no split among elected Democratic officials when it comes to Israel; the rise in anti-Israel movements on American campuses must be fought; and the Republicans are going to give Democrats a run for their money in...

  • Longtime Washington power broker Robert Strauss dies at 95

    March 19, 2014 | 7:26 pm

    Robert Strauss, who once headed the Democratic National Committee, served as U.S. trade representative and ambassador to Moscow, and advised presidents from both parties, died in Washington on Wednesday at age 95.

    "We can confirm that Robert Strauss passed away peacefully on...

  • Broken platforms

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    Platforms
  • Debunking myths on Israel and U.S. foreign policy

    September 7, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Nowhere are the urban legends and mythologies more enduring and destructive than those that currently surround Israel and U.S. foreign policy.

    Here are five of the most popular myths that are worth unpacking and discrediting.

    Myth #1: Obama is Hostile to Israel

    Obama’s...

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  • Obama pledges commitment to Israel, unity against Iran

    September 7, 2012 | 9:47 am

    President Obama said the U.S. commitment to Israel's security "must not waver" and that the world must unite against Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    "Our commitment to Israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace" Obama said to cheers Thursday night,...

  • Dreaming of a wave election

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 7, 2012 | 9:25 am

    What just happened in American politics is not just that Charlotte mopped the floor with Tampa.  It’s that Democrats connected with the country beyond their wildest dreams.

    Here’s my fantasy:  Coming out of their convention, Democrats will realize that their message sings. 

    It...

  • Democrats return to the economy after Jerusalem detour

    September 7, 2012 | 8:37 am

    It was the nuts-and-bolts convention that nearly broke down over the most ethereal of issues: Jerusalem and God.

    But by its third and final night, the Democratic National Convention had gotten back on message: jobs, jobs, staying on course with getting the economy back on track,...

  • Meir Soloveichik vs. David Wolpe: Two rabbis, two parties, two political philosophies

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    September 6, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed from the podium by prominent American rabbis.

    The Democrats had Rabbi David Wolpe, a best-selling author and leader of a...

  • ADL slams Democrats invoking Holocaust analogies

    September 6, 2012 | 9:29 am

    The Anti-Defamation League decried three recent reported Nazi analogies used in political debate, all by Democrats.

    "Earlier today, South Carolina State Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian reportedly evoked Eva Braun when discussing Gov. Nikki Haley's press briefing from a...

  • 3 Views on the GOP Hammering Obama on Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    This column went to press in advance of the Democratic National Convention. Please see the Rosner’s Domain blog at jewishjournal.com for updates. I also will be writing about the Democrats in next week’s newspaper. 

    ‎1.‎ President Obama came under attack yesterday for his many...

  • 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...

  • Democratic convention picks Rabbi Wolpe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 2, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple has confirmed that he will deliver the invocation at the Wednesday (9/5) evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    His prayer will focus on the ideals animating the United States, Wolpe said, and will...

  • Choice of Carter as convention speaker decried

    August 9, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Former President Jimmy Carter, who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel, will address the Democratic National Convention.

    The Democratic National Convention Committee and Obama for America announced that Carter will speak Sept. 4 via video.

    ...
  • Miami temple disinvites Wasserman Schultz

    May 25, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Miami’s Temple Israel said it canceled tonight’s appearance by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) due to security concerns, but the congresswoman – chair of the Democratic National Committee– called it “internal politics” after learning that a leading GOP donor quit...

  • Wasserman Schultz tapped as DNC chair

    April 5, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    President Obama has named U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Democratic Party’s chief fundraiser.

    Wasseman Schultz (D-Fla.), a party star since she was first elected in 2004, was tapped Tuesday to chair the Democratic National Committee, Politico reported. She succeeds...

  • Don Miller and Barack Obama exchange emails

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 28, 2008 | 5:51 pm

    Donald Miller, the “Blue Like Jazz” author who replaced Cameron Strang in the youngish, hip evangelical prayer slot at the Democrat National Convention, has on his new blog a funny “exchange” of e-mails between he and Barack Obama. It reminds me of when you have problems with your MySpace account and you send an e-mail and you get back an automated response to which you send a more specific e-mail and to which you get the same automated response.

    The last message from team Obama is definitely the best. It’s after the jump:

  • Democrats don’t get ... atheism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 3:15 pm

    Since I voted in my first presidential election—in the year 2000—Christians have been kvetching about how Democrats just don’t get religion. In 2004 we were told so-called “values voters” were key to George W. Bush’s re-election. And this campaign season we’ve seen Democrats go way...

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