Debbie Wasserman Schultz Fends Off Primary Challenger

08/31/2016 - 12:13

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., fended off a primary challenger and is likely to return to Congress, salvaging her political career after her ouster as leader of the Democratic Party.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz sitting for an interview before the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. JTA

Huma Abedin Separating From Anthony Weiner As His New Lewd Images Emerge

08/29/2016 - 13:24

(JTA) — Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, a day after it emerged the disgraced former congressman sent a suggestive photo of himself next to a sleeping toddler that the New York Post reported was his son.

Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin at a news conference in New York City. JTA

Christie Signs NJ Bill Prohibiting State’s Investment In Pro-BDS Companies

08/17/2016 - 10:24

NEW YORK (JTA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie, at a State House ceremony in Trenton, signing a bill that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. JTA

Filling The Trump Void


As RJC seemingly shuns nominee, grassroots group embraces him.

08/16/2016 - 21:58
Staff Writer

With less than three months before Election Day, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is causing such consternation in the Jewish community that many of the party’s major Jewish donors are shunning him.

Sign of the times: You can’t find a photo of Donald Trump on the Republican Jewish Coalition homepage. Getty Images

Yitzhak Rabin’s Son Warns Donald Trump: Same Kind Of ‘Incitement’ Spurred Murder Of My Father

08/15/2016 - 13:35

(JTA) — The son of slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Donald Trump’s “ugly” campaign rhetoric is threatening American democracy and creating an atmosphere similar to the one in Israel leading up to his father’s assassination.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking during the fourth day of the RNC (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner’s Sometime Business Partner Posts Anti-Trump Message

08/11/2016 - 10:36

(JTA) — Jared Kushner’s sometime partner in real estate has erected a billboard at a Manhattan construction site with a message many see as a political dig at Kushner’s father-in-law, Donald Trump.

Developer Aby Rosen’s Instagram features a photo of a billboard at one of his Lower Manhattan building sites. (JTA)

Joe Lieberman Says He Will Vote For Hillary Clinton

08/11/2016 - 10:31

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joseph Lieberman said he would vote for Hillary Clinton days after leaving open the possibility he would vote for Donald Trump.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, right, talking to Gen. David Petraeus at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters (JTA)

Trump’s 2nd Amendment Remarks Earn Comparisons To Atmosphere Prior To Rabin Killing

08/10/2016 - 11:37

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Donald Trump’s suggestion that gun rights advocates could “do” something about Hillary Clinton recalled the incitement to violence reported in the months prior to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel.

Donald Trump addressing the crowd at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 6, 2016. (JTA)

Pence Has Solid Record Of Israel Support

08/08/2016 - 12:02

Since the Republicans held their national convention several weeks ago, America and the world have become acquainted with Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. As Donald Trump knows, Pence is an ardent champion of individual liberty, a reliable proponent of economic growth, and a strong voice in the fight against terror. Of course, the people of Indiana have appreciated these qualities in their governor for years. But what may be lesser known about Pence, who previously represented the east central portion of his state in Congress for 12 years, is his lengthy record of support for Israel. He served for 10 years on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and as vice chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Jason Greenblatt

Jewish Vote In Vegas Could Tilt Election

08/03/2016 - 09:03
Editorial Intern

What happens in Vegas … could determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Although Nevada went for President Obama by significant margins in 2008 and 2012, 12.5 percent and 6.7 percent respectively, recent polls indicate that Nevada will be a swing state in this election.

Las Vegas’ Jews “could make a difference in a small state like Nevada.”  Getty Images / Via YouTube
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