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  • Backers of anti-Iran group create group against violent Islamists

    September 23, 2014 | 1:03 pm

    Imagine taking the 6-year-old NGO (non-governmental organization) United Against Nuclear Iran and swapping out the word “Iran” with “violent extremists.”

    That pretty much sums up the Counter Extremism Project, an NGO launched Sept. 22 that aims to expose the financial,...

  • U.S. Jews encourage Netanyahu to restart peace talks

    July 26, 2013 | 9:55 am

    A broad range of U.S. Jewish figures wrote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to encourage him as peace talks restart.

    “We recognize that achieving a two-state solution will require a territorial compromise that provides for a Palestinian state without jeopardizing...

  • Jewish groups push for action on gun control

    December 18, 2012 | 9:16 am

    In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control laws.

    Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), said his group is assembling a...

  • Lieberman receives intelligence community’s highest award

    December 11, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Outgoing Sen. Joseph Lieberman was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal for “extraordinary service to the nation.”

    Lieberman (I-Conn.), who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on Tuesday received the highest recognition...

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  • Howard Berman among major Israel supporters absent from new Congress

    December 11, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    When the new Congress convenes in January, it will be missing several longtime pillars of support for Israel on Capitol Hill.

    Gone from the House of Representatives will be veteran Jewish Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee;...

  • Dold, Deutch circulating letter urging preservation of new Iran sanctions

    December 6, 2012 | 10:03 am

    A letter urging House negotiators to preserve tough new Iran sanctions in a defense budget bill over Obama administration objections is being circulated in the House of Representatives.

    The National Defense Authorization Act passed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate includes an amendment...

  • Three Senators—2 GOP, one Independent – go for Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Joe Lieberman announced on Monday that they were going to support Rep. Howard Berman in his race against fellow Democrat, Rep. Brad Sherman, the press couldn’t stop talking about “unusual,” “rare,” and “surprising” it was to see Republicans...

  • As Clinton rejects Iran ‘deadlines,’ Lieberman says attack on Iran would get bipartisan support

    September 11, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman said an American-led coalition to attack at least some of Iran’s nuclear facilities would get bipartisan support.

    Speaking Monday at B'nai B'rith International's policy conference here, Lieberman (I-Conn.) said, “There will be overwhelming bipartisan...

  • Where Will Backers of Lieberman Go?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The withdrawal of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has left many Jewish fundraisers and donors without a candidate and has sparked a new round of fundraising calls and solicitations.

    Much of the discussion focuses on Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who has emerged as the front-runner after...

  • Lieberman’s Presidential Bid Is Already Over

    By Michael Levine

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As an active member of the Southern California Jewish community and a celebrity media consultant who has authored 12 books on communications, it pains me to point out an unpleasant truth.

    Despite the recent Gallup Poll showing Sen. Joseph Lieberman leading the field of Democrats...

  • It Beats a Button

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Who says politics and religion don't mix? Modern Orthodox Jews eager to capitalize and promote the campaign are selling yarmulkes that say "Lieberman 2004 President." The red, white and blue logo on a white leather kippah promotes Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), who announced his...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Lieberman Blasts Saudis

    Saudi Arabia must reduce its support for terror or suffer the consequences, Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman said. Speaking Sunday in New York, the Connecticut senator said he told the Saudis during his recent trip through the Middle East...

  • Will Lieberman Run?

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Can a Jew become president of the United States? We may soon find out.

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) is expected to announce his candidacy for president next month. A declaration seems more likely following former Vice President Al Gore's revelation Sunday that he would not seek...

  • Politics on Rye

    By James Besser

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nationally, the big question is whether Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) can parlay his strong performance on the 2000 campaign trail into primary wins if he runs for the presidency in 2004. Locally, the big question is this: corned beef or pastrami?

    Lieberman is just one of the...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In Memory of Meyerhof

    The Otto Meyerhof Medical Center was dedicated last month at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Meyerhof was a pioneer biochemist who discovered the fixed relationship between the consumption of oxygen and the metabolism of lactic acid in muscles....

  • Intermarriage:

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    In September, vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman came under fire from many Jewish organizations for telling a radio talk show host that there is no Jewish prohibition against intermarriage.But according to a survey released this week, Lieberman's comments reflect the...

  • Capitol Hill Gains

    By Sharon Samber

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    One influential Jewish representative was defeated, one venerated Jewish senator retired and the number of Jewish Republicans in the House may have tripled as a result of this week's elections.Overall, the Jewish presence in Congress will increase, with several new faces in the House...

  • Campaign Kippah

    By Sherry Shameer

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The red-and-white lettering that reads GORE-LIEBERMAN 2000 is already on signs, bumper stickers and buttons. But thanks to Marsha Greenberg of Stamford, Conn., vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has it stitched on his kippah.



    Greenberg crocheted the blue campaign kippah...

  • Kosher Catering

    By Tom Tugend

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The enthusiasm that greeted the nomination of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Demo-cratic vice-presidential candidate was fully shared by Errol Fine.

    Fine is the owner of Pat's Restaurant in West Los Angeles, one of the city's premier kosher establishments, which catered a number of...

  • Educational Experience

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    By the time Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) ends his campaign for vice president, the American public will be well educated in the practice of Judaism.

    It's been only a week and a half since Vice President Gore selected his Orthodox Jewish running mate, but newspapers, wire services,...

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