Daily Kickoff: Vermont Has Got Some Interesting Birds | Jewish Agency vs. Diaspora Ministry on Identity Initiative | Jewish teen to play in US Open

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Must Watch: Sen. Bernie Sanders Town Hall Devolves Into Screaming Match About Gaza: “Sen. Bernie Sanders and a number of constituents got into a fight over Hamas and…

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Daily Kickoff: Is the “pro-Israel” label counterproductive? | Uber hires Plouffe as ‘campaign manager’ | GQ Mag on “Orthodox Hit Squad” | The #FatJew

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TOP TALKER: “David Plouffe joins Uber as ‘campaign manager’” by Mike Allen: “David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, is taking…

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Daily Kickoff: Cease-Fire Collapses | Scooter Braun’s Chutzpah | Reid vs. Kochs Might Come Down To Adelson | Report: Kerry to visit Israel next week

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TOP TALKER: Report – “Israel, U.S. secretly agreed on gradual easing of Gaza blockade” by Attila Somfalvi: “Sources in Jerusalem said late Monday night that Israel had coordinated…

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Daily Kickoff: Singer & Klarman Plan Big Midterm Push | Santorum in Israel | Rabbi’s Departure Shows Challenge Facing US Jews | This ‘Israeli’ Life

Monday, August 18, 2014

STARTUP NATION: “Why Diaspora Tekkies Are Moving To Israel: Israel is waking up to the potential of its reputation as a high-tech powerhouse to attract young Jews from abroad…

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Daily Kickoff: Backstory on US-Funded Stockpile in Israel That Caused ‘Snafu’ | Postal Service Apologizes | Tisch’s New App | YU on Vatican Menorah

Friday, August 15, 2014

TOP TALKER: Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory as moderator of Meet the Press: “People can finally stop speculating about Meet the Press. NBC News President Deborah Turness announced…

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Daily Kickoff: Elizabeth Warren To Visit Israel | WSJ on US – Israel Divide | Starbucks Failed Israel Plans | Israel – You’ve Got (NO) Mail… From US

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TOP TALKER: “White House Now Scrutinizing Israeli Requests for Ammunition” by Adam Entous: “White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel’s military…

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Daily Kickoff: Gazans Tired Of Hamas | Gov. Cuomo “Cements Jewish Ties” | Israel’s GetTaxi Raises $150M | Remembering Lauren Bacall | Yellen Birthday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DRIVING THE DAY: CEASE-FIRE SET TO EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT (5PM): “Palestinians Mill Egyptian Proposal For Gaza Truce” [AP] — “Role in Gaza Talks Signals a Comeback for Abbas”…

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Daily Kickoff: Genesis Today | Iron Dome Fueling Innovation | Friedman: US Is Clueless In Mideast | Remembering Robin Williams | Mazel Tov Avital!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HAPPENING TODAY: Genesis Prize Launches Global Innovation Challenge: “The Genesis Prize Foundation on Tuesday is officially launching its Genesis Generation Challenge, which would give 10 teams up to $100,000…

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Daily Kickoff: Cuomo Bringing Delegation To Israel | Hamptons Eruv | Blatt To Face Former Team | David Rubenstein, David Brooks, Applbaum Birthdays

Monday, August 11, 2014

(Ed Note: Part of the team is en route to Israel while some of us are leaving Israel so we apologize in advance for today’s shorter email) DRIVING THE…

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Daily Kickoff: Israel’s Hannibal Doctrine | Sam Nazarian Profile | New York (Jewish) Giants’ Geoff Schwartz | Bulletproof Stockings | Oren & CNN Over?

Friday, August 8, 2014

FIRST LOOK: “How Flashy Hotelier Sam Nazarian Is Shaking Up Las Vegas” by Max Chafkin: “Nazarian, 39, is a newcomer to Las Vegas, but he’s already made a…

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