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  • Jewish Dems blast Kerry for ‘Apartheid’ remark

    April 29, 2014 | 9:41 am

    Jewish Democrats called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to apologize for warning that the failure to achieve a two-state solution could lead to apartheid.

    “We express our deep disappointment that the Secretary of State has chosen to invoke the specter of ‘apartheid’ in...

  • Adelson lawsuit against Jewish Dems is dismissed

    September 30, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    A federal court dismissed a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council brought by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

    A lawyer for Adelson, a Republican Party funder, said he would likely appeal Monday’s ruling by the U.S. District Court in New York.

    The...

  • S.C.’s Haley drops adviser following Jewish Dems outcry

    May 30, 2013 | 9:20 am

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley asked a campaign adviser to step down after Jewish Democrats called attention to the adviser’s affiliation to a group that opposes “race mixing.”

    The National Jewish Democratic Council drew attention to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s...

  • Adelson sues Wall Street Journal reporter for libel

    February 25, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.”

    The lawsuit filed on Feb. 22 seeks "damages, including aggravated, exemplary and special damages," for a December article co-written by Kate O'Keeffe. Only O’Keefe is named in the suit,...

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  • Lautenberg says he will not run again

    February 14, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said he will not run again for the Senate.

    Lautenberg, 89, had previously said he would consider running again in 2014.

    On Thursday, he told various media that he would instead dedicate the final two years of his term to passing new gun controls...

  • Remembering Ed Koch: A pugnacious New Yorker and passionate Jew till his dying day

    February 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    One of the proudest moments of Ed Koch’s life came during a trip to Israel in 1990, in the midst of the first Palestinian intifada.

    Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group,...

  • L.A. activist attending Obama's inauguration finds Jewish values in week's festivities

    January 22, 2013 | 10:27 am

    The chill in the D.C. air never seems to diminish the warmth and excitement from a presidential inauguration. 2013 was no different, but it also felt uniquely Jewish.

    As a college student and law student in Washington DC, and later as an activist from California, I’ve attended...

  • Jewish Democrats ‘confident’ Hagel will follow Obama’s pro-Israel lead

    January 7, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council said it was confident Chuck Hagel would follow what it called President Obama's "unprecedented" pro-Israel record.

    The statement Monday morning came before Obama's formal announcement expected later Monday nominating Hagel, a former...

  • The Hagel dialectic: Defenders and detractors tussle over Israel record

    December 19, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.

    Media reports in recent days have said that Hagel, a Republican who represented Nebraska from 1997-2009 in the U.S. Senate, is...

  • 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;...

  • The upside - and downside - of ‘low threshold’ voter support for Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 12, 2012 | 6:55 am

    As I promised last week, the discussion of the Jewish 2012 vote will continue this week, and as I also promised, this post will be about the Jewish voter and Israel. As I showed in my previous post, different questions lead to different, even contradictory, assessments of the way...

  • A telling reaction to Berman’s loss (and Sherman’s win)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 7, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    I don't usually post press releases, but this one seemed somewhat telling, so I thought I'd share it. It comes from the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), which "maximizes Jewish support for Democrats at the federal and state levels of government."

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE...

  • Streisand urges Jews to reelect Obama [VIDEO]

    November 2, 2012 | 9:33 am

    Barbra Streisand, in a National Jewish Democratic Council video, urged the reelection of President Obama, saying Mitt Romney "does not share our values."

    Streisand, who had already endorsed Obama, released the video Friday through the NJDC. She emphasized women's rights in her...

  • Down to the wire, Romney resurrects moderate posture that attracted Jewish support

    October 26, 2012 | 9:33 am

    Mitt Romney’s record as a moderate Republican governor would seem to have made him ideally suited to peel off Jewish votes from President Obama. The problem is that he spent much of the past half decade running from that past.

    Now, however, as the campaign draws to a close,...

  • Jewish Dems slam GOP for Ron Paul tribute

    August 24, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Jewish Democrats slammed Republicans for planning a tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican convention.

    In a press call Friday, a top aide to Rommey confirmed that there would be a prime time video tribute to Paul.

    “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the...

  • Partisan Jewish groups focus on budget in assessing Ryan pick

    August 12, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan’s leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney’s pick as running mate.

    Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken a lead role in the stand-off between the White House...

  • On Adelson vs. NJDC we are all losers

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 5:09 am

    Forgive me for looking at this from a lofty height, and for being ‎so boringly establishment-minded: But Sheldon Adelson vs. the ‎National Jewish Democratic Council is not just a bitter personal battle ‎between a philanthropist of the right and an organization of the left. It...

  • Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

    August 9, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Sheldon Adelson’s $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino magnate approved of prostitution.

    The...

  • Sheldon Adelson sues Jewish Democratic group

    August 8, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council for defamation.

    Lawyers for Adelson, the casino magnate and major Republican donor, had sent a warning letter to the NJDC and to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week after each body publicly stated...

  • NJDC to push back on GOP bid to woo Jewish voters

    July 27, 2012 | 10:17 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council is launching a bid to push back against GOP attacks on President Obama in Jewish communities in swing states.

    “The Republicans are going to spend a boatload of money trying to swiftboat the president and we will amass whatever resources we can...

  • National Jewish Democratic Council removes Adelson petition

    July 12, 2012 | 10:32 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

    “Accusations against Mr. Adelson were made not by us, but by others, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ),” said a...

  • Jewish Dems’ call on GOP to cut off Adelson’s giving revives civility talk

    July 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, whose cash and rhetoric has hit candidates hard this election cycle, just got swiped himself.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) wants Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to stop taking “dirty money” from Adelson...

  • Gene Simmons jumps on the Rick Perry bandwagon

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 17, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    Who knew a makeup-clad rock star could predict political outcomes?

    Apparently Gene Simmons, a.k.a Chaim Witz, possesses magical predictive powers. The KISS frontman is promulgating his prediction for the 2012 presidential race by proclaiming Texas Governor Rick Perry will get his...

  • Obama campaign hires former NJDC chief

    August 16, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    The Obama reelection campaign has hired a top Jewish Democrat to coordinate its outreach to the Jewish community.

    Ira Forman, the former executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, is set to become the Obama campaign’s Jewish outreach director, according to a...

  • Jewish Dems: Don’t let Hamas-Fatah prevent peace

    May 4, 2011 | 10:23 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council counseled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to use the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation to back down from peacemaking.

    “The power-sharing agreement between Hamas and Fatah represents a turning point in the current dynamics of the peace...