Street Fight: RJC Takes on J Street

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

As the presidential candidates face off in the Iowa Caucuses and the early primary states, a proxy war in under way over the Iran nuclear deal and the…

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First Jewish Woman Named WH Legislative Affairs Director

Sunday, January 31, 2016
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President Barack Obama on Friday tapped Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi’s long-time policy director, Amy Rosenbaum, as the White House’s new Director of Legislative Affairs. Rosenbaum will replace…

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In Reversal, Trump Raises From Jewish Donors

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Donald Trump reached a milestone in the race for president on Thursday. Over a month after teasing Jewish donors at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum that he…

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Daily Kickoff: Israeli Drone Feeds Hacked by British & U.S. Intelligence | Iran flew drone over U.S. aircraft carrier | Rabbis on faith in politics

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends. HEARD LAST NIGHT — Donald Trump on friends who donated to his veterans organization: “These are people who…

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U.S. Customs Renews Order Labeling Israeli Settlement Products

Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Is the U.S. joining the EU in labeling Israeli settlement products? On January 23, the U.S. Customs released a statement reminding American importers that goods produced in the…

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Jewish Take on Religion and Politics

Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The race for president in 2016 is heating up. For presidential candidates, landing at top three in the early primary contests is crucial if they want a chance…

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Daily Kickoff: President Obama says ‘We are all Jews’ in speech at Israeli Embassy | Bloomberg’s ambition | On this day: Brandeis nominated to SCOTUS

Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends. SCENE YESTERDAY: At around 5:45PM on Wednesday afternoon, President Obama’s motorcade turned onto International Drive in Northwest D.C.,…

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Obama: In Face of Rising Antisemitism, ‘We Are All Jews’

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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President Barack Obama honored International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday by declaring, “We are all Jews.” Addressing the Righteous Among Nations Awards Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in…

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Report: Hillary Raised $400K at Lichtenstein Fundraiser

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton raised some $400,000 during a recent fundraiser hosted by David Lichtenstein and co-hosted by NORPAC, a New Jersey-based…

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Gallup: Jewish Approval of Obama Stabilizes at 55%

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
President Obama participates in a conversation with Haim Saban at the 10th annual Saban Forum on Saturday.

President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Jewish Americans has slightly improved, ultimately stabilized, in 2015 after a 13-percentage point drop between late 2012 and 2014, a new Gallup…

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