Interview with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Monday, February 25, 2019

JI INTERVIEW — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke with Jewish Insider‘s Jacob Kornbluh at the 33rd annual International Mayor’s Conference, led by the American Jewish Congress, at the Jerusalem City Council Hall Chambers.  “There is…

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Will the Koch’s ‘shift’ include Israel?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Eli Groner, who most recently served as director general of the Israeli prime minister’s office under Benjamin Netanyahu, has joined Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) as their Israel-based managing director….

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Dispatch from Denver: What it takes to produce ‘SXSW for Jewish teens’

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

DENVER, CO — Pulling off a five-day gathering in a sprawling convention center with hundreds of speakers at plenary and breakout sessions is no easy feat. Self-styled after…

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Interview with Malcolm Hoenlein

Friday, February 15, 2019

Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents, previewed the group’s annual gathering in Jerusalem in a wide-ranging interview with Jewish Insider. “We are going to…

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Rep. Omar lambasts Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams, calls him “Mr. Adams”

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Elliott Abrams, special envoy to Venezuela, clashed over his role in the Iran-Contra affair and possible U.S. military involvement in Venezuela during a…

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House GOP Chair Liz Cheney urges bipartisan vote on anti-BDS bill

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the House Republican Conference Chair, urged Speaker Pelosi to bring an anti-BDS measure for a vote in a floor speech on Wednesday. The Senate…

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Why Howard Schultz keeps a stone from Auschwitz on his desk

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

On May 10, 2018, Howard Schultz received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council. During his acceptance speech, Schultz told the audience about his trip to Auschwitz….

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Jewish Dems urge Pelosi to ‘take swift action’ to address recent anti-Semitic rhetoric

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Two Jewish members of the Democratic caucus — Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Elaine Luria of Virginia (D-VA) — have gathered 25 signatures from their colleagues in the…

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New York Dems follow Engel’s lead on Golan recognition

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY) joined their fellow Democrats in supporting U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The two New York Democrats told Jewish Insider’ on Sunday that…

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James Baker would be ‘deeply comfortable’ with Howard Schultz’s foreign policy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

PODCAST PLAYBACK — On the Words Matter podcast, Elise Jordan, a former policy advisor to Rand Paul in 2016, asked strategist Steve Schmidt who is advising Howard Schultz about…

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