Daily Kickoff: Iran Spies on “Members of US/Israeli lobby”; Adelson to host fundraiser for Carr; White House honors Camp Simcha alum Elana Simon

Thursday, May 29, 2014

By Jacob Kornbluh & JI Staff SCENE LAST NIGHT: Matt Nosanchuk hosted a Jewish Heritage Month reception/panel at the White House last night. Among those at the event: Reps Debbie Wassermann-Schultz,…

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Daily Kickoff: Did Menendez kill Israel bill to save it?; State Dept. defends Hamas-friendly Bank; Z Street’s Suit vs. IRS OK’d; Kinky Friedman Loses

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By Jacob Kornbluh & JI Staff HAPPENING TODAY: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) & Israeli Amb. Ron Dermer will spend the day with Christians United for Israel as they celebrate…

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Daily Kickoff: Israeli MKs visit the U.S. while U.S. Senators visit Israel; Leonard Boxer’s ‘Kosher Nostra’; American Vying To Be Next Pres. of Israel

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

By Jacob Kornbluh & JI Staff BRUSSELS SHOOTING – Experts split on Jewish Museum Killer: Anti-Semitic Lone Wolf or Hitman Settling the Scores: “The shooting of three people…

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Daily Kickoff: Goldberg’s Netanyahu Exclusive; Russia – U.S. C(habad)OLD (books) WAR; Ambassador Oren’s Plan B; Sheldon Silver Blames Sheldon E. Silver

Friday, May 23, 2014

Last Night, Late Night: In Israel, Jay Leno pokes Obama, Kerry: “Jay Leno might be gone from late night, but he still had some material, as host of the first…

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Daily Kickoff: Pope’s complicated Middle East visit; Rep. Bishop Attacked For ‘Bar Mitzvah Scandal’; Most Expensive (Jewish) Divorce Ever; #BDSfails

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happening Today: 2016 Watch – The Republican Jewish Coalition has lunch with Governor Jeb Bush at Jungle Island in Miami.

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Daily Kickoff: Tough Loss for Margolies; Leno to Israel; JDate Rebranding; Senate Likely To Vote On Stanley Fischer To Central Bank Board Today

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Inside Look: “Conflict bubbles: Inside SodaStream’s factory”: In March of 2012, members of the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn voted against boycotting Israeli goods. The vote had been…

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Daily Kickoff: Menendez Pulls Pro-Israel Bill; Primaries Today; Supreme Court Corrects Kagan’s History of American Jews; Macklemore’s Costume

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

First Look – Robin Wright in New Yorker Magazine: Profile of ‘The Adversary’ – “Is Iran’s nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif, for real?”: “On September 4th of last year, shortly after…

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Daily Kickoff: Gov. Christie at Jewish Values Gala; Sean ‘Simcha’ Eldridge for Congress; Maccabi Tel Aviv’s ‘Greatest Win Ever’ in Euroleague Final

Monday, May 19, 2014

Scene Last Night: NJ Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote speech before a crowd of 700 at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in…

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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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