104 Year Old Jewish Voter Never Misses An Election

Queens resident, Rose Orbach, is voting in her 16th presidential election.

11/08/2016 - 11:44
Editorial Intern

Rose Orbach, a 104 year-old New Yorker, plans to exert her right to vote in today’s election for one of the two presidential New Yorker candidates. This will be Orbach’s 16th presidential election she’s voting in, reported the New York Times.

104 year old, Rose Orbach, will vote in her 16th election today. Screenshot/New York Times Metro Twitter

In Second Debate, Trump Says Syria Regime Is Not Worth Confronting

10/10/2016 - 11:40

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump said the U.S. focus in Syria should solely be on the Islamic State terrorist group, arguing that the Assad regime is not worth confronting because its allies, Russia and Iran, effectively control the country.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump participating at a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Oct. 9, 2016. JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu Booed At Broadway

The Israeli prime minister was heckled with shouts of ‘Free Palestine’ while in the city for the U.N. General Assembly.

09/29/2016 - 10:21
Editorial Intern


Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife were met with both boos and cheers as he took his seat at a performance of “Hamilton” Saturday night, according to JTA. Two women left the theater after shouting “Free Palestine” at the couple.

Netanyahu arriving at Richard Rodgers Theatre. Screenshot/JTA

DNC Spotlight On Disability Issues: Clinton Recognizes The Largest Minority In US

When Hillary Clinton took to the stage the final night of the Democratic National Convention, several disability activists had one question for the candidate. Will she include people with disabilities in a meaningful way in her speech?

The convention already had touched on disability issues—from Anastasia Somoza, a young woman with cerebral palsy delivering a speech Monday, and Sen. Tom Harkin highlighting the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Tuesday, to discussions on mental illness and drug addiction, as well as speakers such as Rep. Gabby Giffords and Rep. Tammy Duckworth addressing the convention.

Anastasia Somoza at the DNC. Courtesy of RespectAbilityUSA

New York Voter Guide On Disability Issues

Editor's Note: Thanks to RespectAbilityUSA for sharing this important coverage of the Presidential election with us.

As voters prepare to head to the polls in New York, RespectAbility is releasing its New York Disability Voter Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues.

New York Disability Voter Guide.

For The Love Of Huma

07/21/2009 - 20:00

Assistant Managing Editor
In the course of his long political career, Anthony Weiner became accustomed to eager inquiries when he walked into a Jewish senior center without a wedding ring. 

“They all want me to meet their granddaughters,” the rail-thin, youthful politician told me as we walked into one such senior center on Brooklyn’s Ocean Avenue years ago. “And, they want to know what I’ve eaten today.”

Barak Dampens Embassy Furor

The legislative storm over the Clinton administration’s defiance of a law requiring that the U.S. embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is intensifying. But there are also indications that lawmakers, responding to Prime Minister Ehud Barak&

08/24/2009 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent

Several pieces of legislation are in the hopper and letters criticizing the administration’s position are flying down Pennsylvania Avenue, but lawmakers who threatened to strip away the president’s authority to waive penalties under the original Jerusalem Embassy Act have apparently decided to hold their fire.

Meeting with Jewish members of Congress last week, Barak said a decision to force the embassy move now could have implications for the peace process he is trying to revive.

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Clinton Administration Running Out of Patience as Israel Votes

05/13/1999 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent

Administration officials are straining to keep up their public facade of impartiality as the election campaign in Israel heads toward a noisy conclusion. But just below the surface are mounting concerns about the impact of a victory by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the promised U.S. effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian talks — and a growing realization that even a victory by his chief opponent, Labor leader Ehud Barak, is no guarantee that a new U.S. initiative will advance quickly.

Peace Now Hits Hillary

02/28/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer and Israel Correspondent
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s whirlwind Israel visit, which scored points with citizens of the besieged Jewish state and New York constituents, has drawn criticism from an unlikely source. Americans for Peace Now, a group that closely supported the Oslo peace process championed by her husband, President Bill Clinton, rapped the senator and former first lady for not meeting with Palestinians.

Hillary Heading To Israel

02/14/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
As she plans to cap her first year in office with a trip to Israel, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton believes she’s vanquished a “stereotype” about her support for the Jewish state. “People who stood with me are glad they did,” Clinton told The Jewish Week in a telephone interview Tuesday. “A lot of people have come to me in the last year and told me they support me. It’s part of the process of standing on my own and being judged in reality, as opposed to some stereotype.”
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