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  • 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...

  • Daily Kickoff: Details on Jewish leaders’ W.H. visit | Rubio’s NYC Fundraiser

    By Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

  • Obama income falls to $477,000 in 2014 as book sales slow

    April 10, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle earned $477,383 in 2014, a decline over the past few years as sales of the president's biographies declined, according to their tax return released by the White House on Friday.

    Obama is paid $400,000 for his position as the U.S....

  • Daily Kickoff: Iran Bill Battle; Liberals to Dems: Don’t choose war | Bloomberg Knighted Last Night

    By Jewish Insider

    April 9, 2015 | 7:12 am

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    TOP TALKER: "Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Noncommittal on Nuclear Deal" by Asa Fitch: "Iran’s supreme leader on Thursday said he neither agreed nor disagreed with the nuclear deal the...

  • With Biden opting out, partisan row over Netanyahu speech intensifies

    February 9, 2015 | 9:25 am

    In a blow to Israel’s efforts to contain the controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not attend the address.

    Biden’s office informed the media on Friday that the vice president would be out...

  • Biden at Chanukah candle-lighting: Jewish heritage is American heritage

    December 18, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Jewish notions of religious freedom so informed the American ethos that it “is fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage,” Vice President Joe Biden said at a menorah-lighting in front of the White House.

    Biden, attending the Dec. 16 event organized by American Friends...

  • At D.C. confabs, U.S. and Israel present a united front

    November 11, 2014 | 3:47 pm

    Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians?


    The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but the deep differences that led to recent...

  • At G.A., Jewish federations see future in more collaboration

    November 11, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    There was the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college graduates. The West Point cadets’ Jewish choir performed. The...

  • Yaalon denied meetings with senior U.S. officials

    October 27, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was denied meetings with senior Obama administration officials during his U.S. visit, according to media reports citing senior U.S. officials.

    While in Washington last week Yaalon requested and was denied meetings with  Vice President Joe...

  • Top U.S. Ebola point men are Jewish

    By Tom Tugend

    October 17, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    Any mother, Jewish or otherwise, would kvell over the accomplishments of her three sons, although at the moment she might wish that the youngest one weren’t constantly in the news.
    That would be Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...
  • Biden regrets making ‘Shylock’ reference

    September 17, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he made a “poor choice of words” in using the term “Shylock” to describe unscrupulous lenders.

    Biden was reacting Wednesday to remarks by Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, in response to the vice president’s...

  • Jill Biden tells Jewish philanthropists she is praying for ‘peace in Gaza’

    September 9, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, told a group of American Jewish women that she was praying for “lasting peace in Gaza.”

    Jill Biden’s comments on Sunday during a speech at the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual Lions of Judah conference led some to...

  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

    April 21, 2014 | 11:17 am

    An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.

    U.S. and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if...

  • Biden’s message carries Jewish echoes

    April 2, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    As of this year, marriage equality is the law in 18 states and the District of Columbia. Last summer, the Supreme Court struck down California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, and federal district courts have followed suit, invalidating other laws mandating...

  • Disabled workers and minimum wage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 12, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    With a major focus on jobs in President Barack Obama’s second term, people with disabilities worry that they will be left behind. Although the president mentioned the word “jobs” numerous times in his 2014 State of the Union speech and announced he would sign an executive order to...

  • Biden meets Israeli leaders following Sharon funeral

    January 13, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres following the funeral for Ariel Sharon.

    Biden and Netanyahu held a private dinner Monday evening following a meeting that included U.S. and Israeli officials.

    The leaders...

  • Sharon at funeral remembered as ‘friend, leader, military chief’

    January 13, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.

    “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said...

  • Biden pledges aid for poor Holocaust survivors

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 10, 2013 | 7:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden announced a new White House effort to aid aging Holocaust survivors living in poverty in the United States.

    Speaking on Dec. 10 at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., Biden said the Obama Administration will appoint a special envoy at the Department of Health...

  • Sanctions easing can be reversed if Iran does not deliver, Obama says

    November 14, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers on Thursday that any easing of sanctions on Iran that emerges from negotiations could easily be reversed and "ramped back up" if Tehran fails to curb its nuclear program.

    In his most direct appeal yet for more...

  • Will a new generation step up to civic leadership?

    November 12, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    At first glance, Jews might appear to be enjoying a renaissance of political influence in Los Angeles. Eric Garcetti is the first elected Jewish mayor and the two other citywide elected officials — City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron Galperin — are Jewish, too. So are...

  • Israel, Palestinians seek peace deal within nine months

    July 30, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on Tuesday gave themselves about nine months to try to reach an agreement on ending their conflict of more than six decades in U.S.-brokered peace talks.

    The two sides held their first peace negotiations in nearly three years in Washington on...

  • Biden: ‘Jewish heritage is American heritage’

    May 22, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Vice President Joe Biden said at a Jewish American Heritage Month reception that American and Jewish cultures are intertwined.

    “The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is...

  • Arab League agrees to peace with land swaps

    April 30, 2013 | 9:14 am

    The Arab League agreed to a Middle East peace plan that would allow for agreed-upon land swaps.

    Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, speaking on behalf of the Arab League, said Monday during a visit to Washington that the Arab countries favor a peace deal based...

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