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  • Joe Lieberman says he will vote for Hillary Clinton

    August 11, 2016 | 2:42 pm

    Joseph Lieberman said he would vote for Hillary Clinton days after leaving open the possibility he would vote for Donald Trump.

    “I’m an independent Democrat, I never changed parties, and I’m going to vote for Hillary Clinton,” the former senator from Connecticut said Wednesday on...

  • Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. Here’s why it matters

    October 28, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    When Joe Lieberman became the first observant Jew with a reasonable chance at being president – after Al Gore named him his vice presidential running mate in 2000 – he faced a host of questions about how his Sabbath observance might impact his presidential duties.

    Now that Ben...

  • Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

    May 21, 2015 | 12:52 pm

    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one. He also expressed concern over America’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying they are “going in a bad direction,” and...

  • Joe Lieberman to teach at Y.U.

    July 24, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Joseph Lieberman, the former Connecticut senator and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, will teach at Yeshiva University during this school year in a position named for him.

    Lieberman was appointed the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service....

  • Lieberman joins American Enterprise Institute foreign policy team

    March 12, 2013 | 8:01 am

    Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) will join former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in heading a foreign policy project at the American Enterprise Institute.

    "There is an urgent need to rebuild a bipartisan -- indeed non-political -- consensus for American diplomatic, economic, and...

  • Czech ‘Joe Lieberman’ could be Europe’s first Jewish president

    January 7, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    If the pundits are correct, the Czech Republic may become the first country other than Israel to elect a Jewish president.

    Jan Fischer, 62, an understated former prime minister who led a caretaker government following a coalition collapse in 2009, is neck and neck in the polls...

  • 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...

  • December 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 2:09 am


    Liberal American Jews, Tzipi Livni, and the Israeli Consensus

    Evelyn Gordon of Commentary Magazine chides liberal American Jews for a stance on settlements that is at odds with even Israel's most dovish politicians.  

    After all, if the settlement blocs will be...

  • December 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 2, 2012 | 1:07 am


    Legal Implication of the UN Resolution on Palestine

    The vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state of the UN will only make it harder to reach a two-state solution, writes Alan Dershowitz for Newsmax.

    If all the territory captured by Israel in its defensive...

  • Lieberman: No problem with Rice

    November 29, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Departing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said he would not object to the nomination of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as secretary of state.

    Tuesday's apparent endorsement by Lieberman (I-Conn.) of Rice is largely symbolic, as he is retiring as senator and likely...

  • Let’s not lose our political voice

    By Sam Yebri

    November 8, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Something in our DNA inspired Jews to be a voice for social justice and public service in America. Jews have served at all levels of civic leadership since the founding of this country. Whether motivated to advance perceived Jewish interests or to champion social justice issues, a...

  • Romney, guarded about Mormonism, faces a challenge

    June 12, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him.

    The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where he...

  • Spend Shabbat with the senator

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 9, 2011 | 11:32 am

    A joke was told about U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman during the 2000 presidential campaign. Not only was Lieberman the first Jew to run for vice president, but he was a famously observant one. “If you elect Joe Lieberman,” the joke went, “he will be on the job 24/6.”

    “Not only...

  • Blogger held for threatening Senator Lieberman

    August 10, 2011 | 10:33 am

    The FBI has charged a Philadelphia blogger with threatening to shoot Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

    Dmitry Dyatlov, 23, was charged Tuesday for making the threat on his blog against Lieberman (I-Conn.). He was arrested Aug. 2, and bail was set at $500,000. According to reports, Dyatlov...

  • Joe Lieberman scaled political heights, but wants his legacy to be the Sabbath

    August 8, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Call Joe Lieberman the unlikely evangelical.

    The Independent senator from Connecticut—and the best-known Orthodox Jew in American politics—is probably more cognizant than most of his Jewish congressional colleagues about rabbinical interdictions against encouraging non-Jews to mimic...

  • Lieberman endorses Weprin in N.Y. race

    July 28, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) endorsed Democrat David Weprin in a New York special congressional election that has been characterized in the press as a Jewish referendum on President Obama’s Israel policies.

    “While David Weprin can be counted on to fight for the safety and...

  • Joe Lieberman to attend Beck rally

    June 7, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) plans to attend a Glenn Beck rally in Jerusalem.

    “The idea of the ‘Restoring Courage’ gathering in Jerusalem is an important idea and a very constructive one at a very important time for Israel,” Lieberman said in a video posted on the right wing talk...

  • Lieberman writes book on Sabbath

    February 3, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman is writing a book on the benefits of the Sabbath.

    Lieberman (I-Conn.), who recently announced he will not run again, is co-writing the book with David Klinghoffer, according to Howard Books.

    “In this book, Lieberman will offer the gift of Sabbath...

  • Lieberman’s legacy: bridge builder or burner?

    January 24, 2011 | 3:41 pm

    Joe Lieberman ascended to national prominence by building one bridge at a time. Then, having reached the pinnacle by becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, he spent 10 years burning bridges.

    Ultimately, Lieberman’s most celebrated bridge—between America’s...

  • Lieberman ends political career, notes historic VP bid [VIDEO]

    January 19, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman noted his “barrier-breaking” vice presidential candidacy in announcing his decision not to seek re-election.

    Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced his decision Wednesday in Hartford in the presence of four of his children and six of his grandchildren.

    He noted to...

  • Six degrees of Senator Joe Lieberman

    January 19, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    It was an innocuous interview about a subject I no longer remember.  A dozen years ago, I made arrangements to meet Joe Lieberman in a Manhattan office building where he had other business.  The Connecticut senator, who announced this week he won’t seek re-election for a fifth...

  • Lieberman notes barriers he broke in ending his political career

    January 19, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) noted his “barrier-breaking” vice presidential candidacy in announcing his decision not to run again.

    Lieberman announced his decision Wednesday in Hartford. Present were four of his children and six of his grandchildren.

    He noted to applause from his...

  • Lieberman reportedly to announce he’s done

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 18, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman reportedly will not run for re-election.

    Lieberman (I-Conn.), who became the first Jewish nominee on a major presidential ticket when Al Gore chose him as his running mate in 2000, will announce his decision Wednesday in Hartford, Politico reported.

  • Jewish vote not a sure bet in swing state Nevada

    October 29, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    Support for presidential candidate Barack Obama remains strong among Nevada's Jewish population, but Jews can no longer be counted on as a bloc vote for the Democrats.

    It is a startling revelation to many Jewish leaders in the state, including Rabbi Felipe Goodman of Conservative...

  • ANALYSIS: Who advises McCain and Obama?

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 28, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman's desk in May 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark Clifford, against the general he deeply admired, George Marshall.

    In the end Truman went with his friend,...
  • When Lieberman loved Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 4, 2008 | 11:25 am

    Joe Lieberman has been riding John McCain’s coattails since the tide shifted in the Republican primaries; Tuesday the Jewish senator, who came improbably close of the vice presidency in 2000, praised McCain at the Republican National Convention. But two years ago Lieberman was...

  • VIDEO: In 2006, Lieberman calls Obama ‘Baruch’ and himself Obama’s mentor

    September 4, 2008 | 3:26 am

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn)  on his hopes and dreams for Barack Obama, March 2006:

    “As far as I’m concerned [Barack Obama] is a ‘Baruch,’ which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bill Boyarsky

    Bill Boyarsky's article ("Needed: Rational Discussion," Aug. 18) was inaccurate and mean-spirited. He had the opportunity to dissent and speak up at the meeting of more than 400 attendees, but instead chose to vent to Journal readers who were not there and who could...

  • Lieberman Facing Lose-Lose Proposition in Race

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first Jewish candidate for vice president, is in a world of political trouble. Facing a tight race for the Democratic nomination from Ned Lamont, he has already started to collect signatures to run as an independent, should he lose the primary...

  • Letters

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Off the Shelves

    Recently, I found a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel DVD documentary, "Jenin, Jenin," in my city of White Plains, N.Y., library, produced by an Arab organization ("Libraries: The New Mideast Battlefront," Jan. 20). I assume it was distributed countrywide to libraries.


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