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  • Appeals court hears claims in Adelson v. NJDC lawsuit

    By tessc

    August 29, 2014 | 1:22 pm

    A federal appeals court heard arguments in a bid by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council and two of its formal principals.

    Arguments in the 2nd Circuit on Thursday focused on whether a hyperlink in an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Faith Wars Heat Up

    By James D. Besser

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's nothing less than a revolution; in states across the country, an empowered Christian right is changing laws, rewriting textbooks, transforming the judiciary and even redefining science.

    The nation's culture wars have taken another leap in intensity. Since the 2004 elections,...

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