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  • Lew on cash payment: ‘Iran wanted to be paid quickly’

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    September 12, 2016 | 8:32 am

    U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew on Monday defended the $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran as the quickest method to pay off a settlement reached between the two countries.

    “In a world where you’ve cut Iran off of much of the global financial system, they wanted to be paid...

  • AIPAC vs. Oscars

    February 28, 2014 | 9:57 am

    Anti-Semites say that Jews control Hollywood. And they say that Jews control Washington. But can we control both at once?

    The biggest event in pro-Israel Israel advocacy — the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference — kicks off this Sunday, the same...

  • 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...

  • Will Republicans let Lew get to Treasury?

    January 10, 2013 | 9:29 am

    Jacob Lew, nominated Thursday morning by President Barack Obama for the post of secretary of the Treasury, helped Orthodox observance reach the highest precincts of governance. But can a man that Republicans say “can’t get to yes” be confirmed for the job?

    Obama nominated Lew,...

  • 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...