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  • Pelosi sees ‘lively discussion’ of Middle East peace after Israel vote

    March 18, 2015 | 9:56 am

    U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she respected the results of Israel's election and anticipated they would produce a "lively" discussion of the Middle East peace process.

    "The people of Israel have spoken," she...

  • Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist?

    March 3, 2015 | 3:34 pm

    Is Bibi a mansplainer?

    Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, all but said so after Netanyahu’s Congress speech Tuesday:

    As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s...

  • Pelosi: Netanyahu speech ‘insult to the intelligence of the United States’

    March 3, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress nearly brought her to tears because it insulted the intelligence of the United States.

    In a statement issued soon after Netanyahu’s March 3 speech, Pelosi (D-Calif.) emphasized...

  • Nancy Pelosi greets Yuli Edelstein, recalls when she protested on his behalf

    February 6, 2015 | 2:31 pm

    Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker, and Yuli Edelstein, the current Knesset speaker, have a shared past, and not just because they’ve both wielded gavels.

    Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, continues to spark headlines with her sharp...

  • Top House Democrat may attend Netanyahu remarks, but questions timing

    February 5, 2015 | 9:22 am

    U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she is seriously considering going to Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional speech during the Israeli Prime Minister's Washington visit next month but still hopes it does not take place.

    "I'm seriously considering going. As of now, it...

  • Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to Congress could hurt Iran talks

    January 29, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress in March could damage the Obama administration's attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday.

    "Such a...

  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    January 23, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • Supreme Court’s rejection of U.S. campaign funding limits opens door for big-money donors

    April 3, 2014 | 10:40 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

    In the latest in a series of decisions by the high court that have given big-money...

  • L.A. mayoral race: Turning back the clock

    April 10, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    The Los Angeles mayoralty race seems to have devolved into a contest to see which of the candidates can rack up more endorsements.

    Specifically, endorsements aimed at relevant constituencies that might be swayed by the endorser’s identity, reputation, or cache. From Magic Johnson...

  • Obama in Yom HaShoah message cites commitment to combat intolerance

    April 8, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    President Obama in his Yom HaShoah message recalled his recommitment in Israel last month to combating anti-Semitism and intolerance.

    "Today, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jewish victims and millions of others who perished in the darkness of the Shoah," Obama said Monday...

  • Pelosi and Cantor spar over Republican Jewish outreach

    July 30, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that Republicans exploit Jewish voters for political gain.

    Pelosi (D-Calif.) in an interview last Friday with the Bloomberg news service also said that many Republicans “are using Israel as an excuse,...

  • House Democrats urge European heads of state to oppose Palestinian U.N. bid

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    In a letter sent on Sept. 15, a group of House Democrats urged the heads of 40 “key European countries” to join the United States in opposing the Palestinian effort to unilaterally declare statehood at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting.

    The letter was signed...

  • Pelosi’s father bucked FDR and Truman to aid Jews and Israel

    By Rafael Medoff

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped to the podium at a Knesset dinner during her visit to Israel earlier this month, she made history in more ways than one.

    Not only was she the first woman House speaker to address Israel's lawmakers, Rep....
  • Nancy Pelosi’s links to Israel are strong and personal

    By Jennifer Jacobson

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Before a packed meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) three years ago, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) connected her political support for the Jewish state with her personal life.

    "My daughter is Catholic. My son-in-law is Jewish," she said. "Last week...