President Obama is set to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as secretary of state.
Susan Rice, the front-runner to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as U.S. secretary of state, dropped her bid for the post.
The very quality that helped get Susan Rice in hot water with some in Washington is what pro-Israel groups have come to appreciate — she is a vigorous and reliable defender of the Obama administration’s foreign policies.
Israel reportedly has held off on a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in order to give cease-fire talks a chance to work.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Syria would be better off without Assad, and called on nations that buy oil or sell arms to Syria to cut those ties.
The United States is not ready to send troops to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said.
JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone covers the election from a local perspective
Hillary Rodham Clinton scored a major victory with Jewish Democrats in New York and New Jersey in Super Tuesday voting, Barack Obama won a majority of Jewish support in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the battle was close in California.
Steven Spielberg, arguably Hollywood's most influential citizen, co-hosted a fund-raiser early last year that netted $2.1 million for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign.
A few weeks later, Spielberg joined DreamWorks partners Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen in throwing a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Clinton's chief rival for the Democratic nod, that yielded $2.2 million.
Spielberg has since formally endorsed Clinton and given the U.S. senator from New York the maximum donation of $2,300. But he has also contributed the same amount to Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, and the primary campaigns of Democrats John Edwards and Bill Richardson -- who has since dropped out of the race.
Seven years of hard work cultivating the Jewish leadership in New York and nationally paid off for U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)
Now she's hoping to capitalize on that support as she engages in a tough battle for the Democratic nomination.
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about forgiveness at Yom Kippur services in Beverly Hills, closing out what became a safe and reflective High Holidays for the Southern California Jewish community.
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton touched all the Jewish and pro-Israel bases and avoided treacherous curve balls during a Tuesday appearance before more than 2,100 delegates at Hadassah's 85th national convention in Washington.
In a speech laced with nods to the Jewish community's core issues, including Jerusalem, terrorism and anti-Semitism at home and abroad, the all-but-announced candidate for the Senate from New York appealed to what political scientists say is her Jewish political base -- Upper West Side liberals, Westchester soccer moms and pro-Israel moderates.
Rabbi Jacob Goldstein is one of those scrappy Brooklyn politicos whom reporters love to call for a good wisecrack. A top political operative in the Lubavitch Chassidic community, he was recently named chief chaplain of the New York National Guard in recognition of service to the state Republican machine. Not one to duck a fight, he flew into Israel during the 1991 Gulf War as chaplain of the U.S. Army unit manning the Patriot missiles.