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  • With little fanfare, Berman leaves Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 4, 2013 | 2:55 pm

    After 30 years in office, Rep. Howard Berman’s (D – Calif.) last day in Congress was Jan. 2. Unlike some other veteran lawmakers who left office this year – including Rep. Gary Ackerman (D – N.Y.), who penned a retrospective op-ed in The New York Times on his last day, and former...

  • Howard Berman among major Israel supporters absent from new Congress

    December 11, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    When the new Congress convenes in January, it will be missing several longtime pillars of support for Israel on Capitol Hill.

    Gone from the House of Representatives will be veteran Jewish Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee;...

  • Revived Israel Policy Forum aims to rise above partisan fray as a pragmatic pro-Israel voice

    June 19, 2012 | 10:20 am

    When President Bill Clinton chose in January 2001 to unveil his Clinton Parameters for Arab-Israel peacemaking, he chose an Israel Policy Forum gala to do it. Four years later, then-Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought the same audience to announce then-Prime Minister...

  • Lawmakers introduce legislation to further assist Iron Dome

    March 22, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Key congressional leaders introduced legislation that would provide further assistance to the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

    The Iron Dome Support Act was introduced by U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Howard Berman (D-Calif.) on Wednesday and...

  • On Capitol Hill, Gary Ackerman served with a sharp wit and a stubborn candor

    March 20, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    When Rep. Gary Ackerman decided to retire, he did it in the same manner that he served in Congress for the past three decades: on his own terms.

    The veteran New York Democrat had insisted for weeks that he would run again, so the announcement of his retirement came as quite a...

  • Ackerman won’t run again

    March 16, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Gary Ackerman, one of the veteran Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not run again.

    Ackerman, who has served 29 years as a Democrat from Queens/Long Island, said he was stepping down at a time that his reelction was reassured.

    “During my years...

  • Ackerman intervenes on behalf of former intern, Grapel

    June 17, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) has made appeals to Egyptian officials on behalf of Ilan Grapel, the American-Israeli jailed in Egypt and the congressman’s former intern.

    Grapel faces espionage charges as early as next week, reportedly for sending emails about his encounters in Cairo,...