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  • Amid declining Jewish caucus in Congress, rising concerns over communal influence

    September 9, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is shrinking fast.

    Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, preserving the social...

  • The shandah factor: What makes Jewish sex scandals different?

    July 23, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

    What is it with these male politicos? And why are they all Jewish?

    The cloistered community that is Washington’s Jewish elite collectively choked a little...

  • Apparently, giving up on ‘distancing’ isn’t easy

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 1, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Commenting on my recent JPPI study – details hereProf. Steven Cohen writes that, “the world is more complex than Shmuel Rosner makes it out to be” (that’s obviously true for us all, is it not?). He also writes:

    [T]he overall arrest in declining attachment does not mean, as...

  • House members urge Obama to advance 2-state solution

    April 12, 2012 | 7:41 am

    A J Street-backed letter from 74 Congressional lawmakers urged President Obama to reaffirm support for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

    The members of the U.S. House of Representatives, all Democrats, signed on to what was the key agenda item during J Street’s advocacy...

  • Congressman apologizes for Holocaust terminology

    January 20, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, has apologized for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans during the debate over health care reform.

    “I would certainly never do anything to diminish the horror of the Nazi Holocaust, as I revere and respect the history of...

  • Groups call out congressman on Holocaust imagery

    January 20, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Jewish groups are calling on U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, to apologize for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans.

    Cohen, addressing the House of Representatives Tuesday night in a debate over a Republican bill to repeal last year’s heath care reforms,...

  • Congressman compares Obama to Jesus, Palin to Pontius Pilate

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 10, 2008 | 6:08 pm

    It appears U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen reads Politico.com. In the above video, in which Cohen—yeah, that Steve Cohen—compares Barack Obama to Jesus and vice-president hopeful Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate.

    Watch the video and tell me his statement doesn’t sound a lot like this comment from Jonathan Martin’s blog: “Mrs. Palin needs to be reminded that Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor.”