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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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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