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  • U.S. Treasury to discuss funding for Iraq militant group

    June 13, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will discuss counterterrorism financing during his visit to the Middle East, including the funding network of the group fomenting an insurgency in Iraq, Treasury officials said on Friday.

    President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States was...

  • Kerry, Lew to address AIPAC conference

    February 24, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will speak at the annual AIPAC conference.

    A spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee confirmed the administration speakers but did not give the dates of their speeches at next week’s event.

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  • Kerry, Lew to address AIPAC conference

    February 24, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will speak at the annual AIPAC conference.

    A spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee confirmed the administration speakers but did not give the dates of their speeches at next week’s event.

    ...
  • Kerry, Lew to address AIPAC conference

    February 24, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will speak at the annual AIPAC conference.

    A spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee confirmed the administration speakers but did not give the dates of their speeches at next week’s event.

    ...
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  • Lew: Sanctions relief may be ‘proportionate’

    October 21, 2013 | 11:54 am

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew suggested that sanctions relief could come before Iran fully suspends its suspected nuclear weapons program — a tactic rejected by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Lew, speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said the United...

  • March 1, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 1, 2013 | 3:03 am

    The US

    Headline:  Jack Lew sworn in as Treasury secretary

    To Read: Our Israel Factor panelist Alon Pinkas is optimistic about Israel's new friend in the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel-

    Let's begin by making it clear that new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a friend of Israel...

  • Senate approves Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary

    February 28, 2013 | 5:13 am

    With a strong bipartisan majority, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jack Lew, President Obama's nominee to be Treasury Secretary.

    Lew, formerly Obama's chief of staff, was confirmed late Wednesday in a 71-26 vote, with 20 Republicans voting for him.

    Lew, an observant Jew from New...

  • Obama nominates Jacob Lew to succeed Geithner at Treasury

    January 10, 2013 | 10:49 am

    President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated his chief of staff, Jack Lew, as the next Treasury secretary, praising him as a expert on the pressing national issues of spending cuts and deficit reduction.

    Lew will succeed Timothy Geithner and take the lead on difficult...

  • Obama to tap Lew as treasury chief

    January 9, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    President Obama is set to nominate Jack Lew, his chief of staff, to be secretary of the treasury.

    Lew will be tapped to succeed Timothy Geithner on Thursday, multiple media reports said.

    Lew, a chief of the Office of Management and Budget under both Obama and President Bill Clinton, is an Orthodox Jew and has spoken often about balancing observance with the demands of the highest precincts of government.

  • Brad Sherman makes Forward 50

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 12, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman has been named to the Forward 50, the newspaper’s annual list of “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”

    By that measure – impact on the news – there’s no question that Sherman deserves to make the list, though I’d...

  • Last pushes for Jewish votes in Ohio, other swing states stir emotions

    November 5, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    The family wedding. The entrance to the local synagogue. The future of Israel. Your precious grandchild.

    In the final days of what has been a close and bitterly contested election, it’s not so much that nothing is sacred in the fight for the Jewish vote. It’s that little that is...

  • October 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 26, 2012 | 1:08 am

    In-depth

    In Saudi Arabia and Israel, Signals That Iran Has Retaliation in Works

    With the drone over Israel and a cyberattack on a Saudi oil company, Iran is sending a clear message to its foes, writes Bruce Riedel in the Daily Beast.

    Iran’s capabilities to inflict...

  • Jack Lew meets with Reform, Reconstructionist leaders

    July 23, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    President Obama’s chief of staff, Jack Lew, met with leaders of the Reform and Reconstructionist movements.

    Lew’s meeting last week follows on similar meetings he has had in recent months with leaders of the Conservative and Orthodox movements.

    “Particular emphasis was placed on...

  • With Jack Lew’s appointment, community once again has a White House address

    January 10, 2012 | 11:26 am

    President Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, currently his director of the Office of Budget and Management—a Cabinet-level position—would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff.

    Lew, 56, was chosen for his long years in government and his reputation as a skilled...

  • Report: Obama to name Lew to top White House slot

    January 9, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    President Obama reportedly will name Jack Lew to be his chief of staff.

    Lew, an Orthodox Jew, will replace William Daley, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

    Lew is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level position and a post he also...

  • Senate confirms Jack Lew to OMB Cabinet post

    November 19, 2010 | 9:47 am

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Jack Lew, an Orthodox Jew, to the Cabinet level position of the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

    The confirmation Thursday night means Lew will reprise the job he held late in the Clinton administration, and elevates him from his current job...