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  • Biden: Strong support for Israel will continue under Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    November 10, 2016 | 10:26 am

    This post originally appeared at jewishinsider.com.

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday assured American Jews that longstanding U.S. support for Israel will continue under a Donald Trump administration.

    “A number of our friends in the community are anxious about what it will...

  • Biden to receive the WJC Herzl Award in November

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    September 27, 2016 | 11:06 am

    This story originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to address a pro-Israel gathering and be honored for his longstanding support for Israel a day after Americans would have chosen President Barack Obama’s successor.

    According to a news...

  • The left’s record in the last three months

    By Dennis Prager

    September 16, 2016 | 9:59 am

    Progressives think of themselves as people who are making the world better. So I thought it would be helpful to review just a few things progressives have done and said just this past summer. My hope is that open-minded individuals on the left can begin to understand why some...

  • 5 Jewish things to expect from Hillary Clinton tonight

    July 28, 2016 | 11:06 am

    After Tim Kaine, Biden, Bloomberg, Bernie, Bill and both Obamas, it’s finally Hillary’s turn.

    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, will close out a Democratic National Convention centered on highlighting America’s diversity, touting her qualifications and bashing...

  • Vice President Biden: ‘Overwhelmingly frustrated’ about the Mideast? How do you think Israelis feel?

    April 19, 2016 | 4:47 pm

    Vice President Biden, speaking at J Street a few days ago, voiced the Obama Administration’s “overwhelming frustration” — at Israel for the lack of Mideast peace.

    Well, “frustration” seems to be the Middle East’s middle name these days. Has the Administration or the Media...

  • Biden: U.S. feels ‘overwhelming frustration’ with Israeli government

    April 19, 2016 | 10:40 am

    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday acknowledged "overwhelming frustration" with the Israeli government and said the systemic expansion of Jewish settlements was moving Israel toward a dangerous "one-state reality" and in the wrong direction.

    Addressing the J Street lobby group in...

  • A week of Israeli-Palestinian cacophony

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 19, 2016 | 4:08 am

    Headline count, midweek:

    A bus explodes in Jerusalem, wounding dozens of innocent travelers.

    A tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel exposed. The Prime Minister makes this an occasion for PR.

    Demonstration “in support of our troops” – but really, in support of a misbehaved...

  • Biden thanks J Street for Iran deal campaign

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 18, 2016 | 8:41 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden thanked J Street for its lobbying and successful campaign in support of the Iran nuclear deal last summer as he addressed the annual J Street gala in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

    “You deserve great credit for the [Iran deal],” Biden said. “Your...

  • Joe Biden to address J Street on heels of AIPAC address

    April 12, 2016 | 8:22 am

    Vice President Joe Biden will address J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group announced Monday.

    The April 18 event comes a month after Biden, the Obama administration senior figure closest to the pro-Israel community, addressed the American Israel Public Affairs...

  • Joe Biden to AIPAC: Israeli, Palestinian apathy ‘incredibly disappointing’

    March 21, 2016 | 8:59 am

    Israelis and Palestinians must revive their will for peace, Vice President Joe Biden told AIPAC in a speech that earned thunderous applause for emotional expressions of affection for Israel and scattered boos for criticism of settlements.

    Biden’s speech Sunday night to the...

  • Joe Biden joins Clinton and Trump among AIPAC speakers

    March 15, 2016 | 8:45 am

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the AIPAC annual conference, which already promises appearances by top lawmakers and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee announced over the weekend Biden’s...

  • Abbas reportedly turned down new US peace initiative

    March 10, 2016 | 8:26 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas turned down a U.S. peace initiative presented to him during a West Bank meeting with Vice President Joe Biden, a Palestinian newspaper reported.

    The report in the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds cited a “source familiar with the details” from...

  • Biden says his family was near scene of Tel Aviv attack

    March 9, 2016 | 2:01 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his wife Jill and their grandchildren were dining on a Tel Aviv beach when a Palestinian killed an American tourist with a knife and wounded 11 other people on the seafront "not very far" away.

    Since October, Palestinian stabbings,...

  • Biden, Netanyahu discuss Iran, Islamic State, Syria in Jerusalem meeting

    March 9, 2016 | 1:48 pm

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed Iran, the threat from Islamic State militants and the crisis in Syria in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement.

    Biden also discussed with Netanyahu ongoing violence and tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, the statement said. The meeting comes a day after an American was killed and 11 people were wounded in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in Tel Aviv.

  • In Jerusalem, Biden criticizes those who fail to condemn terror attacks in Israel

    March 9, 2016 | 9:26 am

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Jerusalem appeared to criticize the Palestinian Authority and some in the international community for not condemning terror attacks in Israel.

    “Let me say in no uncertain terms: The U.S. condemns these acts and condemns the failure to condemn...

  • Netanyahu says he declined to meet Obama due to U.S. election campaign

    March 8, 2016 | 1:31 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he had declined a proposed meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in order to steer clear of the U.S. presidential election campaign, as Vice President Joe Biden began a two-day visit to Israel.

    While candidates in the...

  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 17, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • Interview with URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs

    November 6, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Some 5,000 leaders and members of the Reform Jewish community are gathered in Orlando, Florida, to attend the 73rd Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) North American Biennial convention this weekend.

    Speakers at the conference include Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador David...

  • The enemy of my enemy is my candidate

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 26, 2015 | 11:08 am

    “End this notion that the enemy is the other party. End this notion that it is naïve to think we can speak well of the other party. What is naïve is to think it is remotely possible to govern this country unless we can.”

    The speaker was Joe Biden. Along with other Jimmy Carter...

  • Biden says he will not seek 2016 Democratic nomination

    October 21, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, ending months of suspense and removing a huge political obstacle for front-runner Hillary Clinton.

    "While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent," Biden told...

  • Clinton’s debate showing may spell trouble for Biden

    October 14, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Vice President Joe Biden faced an altered political dynamic on Wednesday after Hillary Clinton reasserted her command of the Democratic Party presidential race during a debate that may have left little room for him to run.

    Analysts widely hailed Clinton, 67, as turning in a...

  • Clinton tacks to the left ahead of Democratic debate

    October 13, 2015 | 11:36 am

    Hillary Clinton has veered hard to the left ahead of Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate, hoping to inoculate herself from criticism by rival Bernie Sanders and woo the union members and liberal activists who have been slow to embrace her.

    But in a Democratic race so...

  • On Iran deal, Biden tells Jews, ‘I promise you it will be enforced’

    By Rob Eshman

    September 9, 2015 | 9:09 pm

    If the Jewish community can’t find a way to heal its wounds after the bruising Iran deal battle, it’s not because Joe Biden didn’t try.

    On Wednesday night, Sept. 9, the vice president and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a reception for the Jewish community at their residence on...

  • Biden: Iran deal opponents seek regime change

    September 4, 2015 | 9:10 am

    Vice President Joe Biden said opponents of the Iran nuclear deal were seeking regime change, which could only be achieved through a messy war.

    “The only thing that would satisfy deal opponents,” including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “is a change in regime,” Biden...

  • Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

    September 3, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

    Biden, on a two-day trip to the political swing state of Florida as he explores...

  • Bernie has it.  Trump has it.  Joe has it.  Does Hillary?

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 17, 2015 | 10:28 am

    As Joe Biden polls family and friends about entering the presidential fray, he’s getting two kinds of advice – personal and political.  The personal is about his life, his values and what he can give to his country.  The political is about Hillary Clinton’s vulnerability.


  • Obama, Jewish leaders exchange concerns about distortions and attacks in Iran deal debate

    August 5, 2015 | 10:44 am

    President Barack Obama and pro-Israel leaders exchanged concerns about how each side distorts the other’s arguments in the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, and how the distortions are creating divisions in the Jewish community.

    The meeting Tuesday evening at the White House...

  • Biden defends Iran deal in call with Jewish leaders

    July 21, 2015 | 11:25 am

    Vice President Joseph Biden defended the Iran nuclear deal in a call with the organized Jewish community that drew a thousand listeners.

    Biden, considered the closest Obama administration official to the Jewish community, said Monday that he has fielded much skepticism among Jews...

  • Joe Biden’s son Beau dies of brain cancer; 46

    June 1, 2015 | 8:07 am

    Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, died on Saturday after battling brain cancer, the vice president said. He was 46.

    "The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words," Vice President Biden said in a statement released by the White...

  • Daily Kickoff: Biden to attend Dermer’s Yom Ha’atzmaut event | Gensler to Hillary | Stewart’s Slack

    By Jewish Insider

    April 17, 2015 | 6:42 am

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    TOP TALKER: Ambassador Ron Dermer posts on Facebook -- "I am honored to host Vice President Biden at Israel's Independence Day event in Washington, D.C. on April 23rd. I look forward to...

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