Daily Kickoff: Germany nixes subsidy to Israel, Is Obama to blame?; Soros invests heavily in Israeli companies; Avi Rosenblum on football in Israel

Friday, May 16, 2014

Scene Last Night: The Becket Fund honored Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at its Canterbury Medal dinner for defending religious freedom. Some highlights from Rabbi Sacks’s speech – “Every persons faith is…

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Daily Kickoff: Jill Abramson out at NYTimes; Hagel in Israel; Jewish Student Parker Mantell’s Inspiring Speech; JCPA Tent Flap

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Top Talker: New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper Wednesday afternoon. Abramson, the first woman but not the first Jew to hold the top editorial position…

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Daily Kickoff: Global Anti-Semitism; Israel bars Russian Ship from Haifa Port; Rand Paul’s Jewish Outreach

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2016 Watch: Republican Jews warming up to Rand Paul: Kentucky senator and likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Rand Paul, is stepping up his Jewish outreach. In recent weeks,…

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Daily Kickoff: Kerry to meet with Abbas; Sterling invokes Jews during his CNN interview; Glenn Greenwald on his ‘Jewish’ upbringing or lack thereof

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Scene Last Night: Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush discussed Putin, Ukraine and other world events at the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Spirit of Hope dinner in…

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Daily Kickoff: GOP to make Harry Reid’s life miserable over Iran; Jewish bitcoin evangelist; Q&A with Yaakov Amidror; Kerry defends himself

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Josh Rogin Scoops: GOP Will Force Reid to Save Obama’s Iran Policy—Over and Over Again: “Dozens of Republican senators joined Wednesday to demand that Harry Reid allow a floor…

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Daily Kickoff: Congress, Jewish Groups Ease Pressure on Obama Admin; Saban helps Hillary; Para Bellum Labs; Jewish Family Scions – Kushner & Kempner

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Scene Last Night: The Republican Jewish Coaliton and the National Jewish Democratic Council hosted Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer for a bipartisan reception. Spotted: Senators Ted Cruz, Susan Collins, Richard Blumenthal; Representatives Trent Franks,…

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Daily Kickoff: NYTimes on AIPAC; Rice Rants About Israel; Conference of President’s Mission; Jesse Cohn Profile; Jewish Moment at Miami Marathon

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

First Look: NYTimes on AIPAC – Potent Pro-Israel Group Finds Its Momentum Blunted – by Mark Landler: “The last time the nation’s most potent pro-Israel lobbying group lost a…

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Daily Kickoff: P5+1 Talks Resume Today; Senators on Sanctions; Shelly Berkley to Touro; Ari Emanuel, with $2.5B Bid, set to become King of Hollywood

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Top Talker: Senators Menendez, Kirk and Schumer Circulate New Iran Sanctions Bill: “Three top senators, including two Democrats, have begun circulating a draft of a new Iran sanctions bill…

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Daily Kickoff: Eric Cantor’s Jewish Cousin vs. Israeli Gov’t; Talmudic Coders; U.S. Jewish Mayors Fulop & Garcetti; 27 Things Jewish Moms Love

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top Talker: American Jewish Family Accuses Israel of Caving In To China; Urges U.S. Court to Reject Israeli Attempt to Silence Witness: “An American family that is suing the…

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Daily Kickoff: Jacob Ostreicher back in NY; Podhoretz storms off 92nd Street Y Panel on Israel; ASA Boycotts Israel; New Report on Jewish Voters

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In Dramatic Escape, Jacob Ostreicher Leaves Bolivia, Back in NY: “A source close to the family said that over the past few months, concern for Ostreicher’s welfare grew among…

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