politics

Pols Rap Jewish Group On Rape Suit

10/14/1999 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Two Manhattan officials are criticizing the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services for arguing that the rape of an employee was a workplace injury, to be compensated by worker’s compensation rather than a civil judgment. “I am asking that you immediately drop this offensive and sexist defense,” wrote Councilwoman Christine Quinn in a strongly worded letter to JBFCS.

Bradley Avoids Hot Buttons

10/14/1999 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Presidential contender Bill Bradley played it safe in his first foray into the Jewish community this week, steering clear of hot-button issues while persistently embracing his New York patron, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The former New Jersey senator told Jewish leaders he will take no position on clemency for Israel spy Jonathan Pollard during his campaign.

Bradley’s OU Speech To Signal Jewish Tack

10/07/1999 - 20:00
Staff Writer
In the opening salvo of what is expected to be a spirited war for New York’s Jewish vote, Democratic presidential contender Bill Bradley comes to town Monday night for an address to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

Teitelbaum Gets New Rudy Post

12/10/1998 - 19:00
Staff Writer
The appointment of Rudolph Giuliani’s chief of staff and primary Jewish liaison as head of Giuliani’s political action committee is a strong vote of confidence by the mayor in Bruce Tietelbaum. “The fact that the mayor chose Bruce shows he has nothing but the highest level of confidence in him,” said Deputy Mayor Randy Levine, another member of Giuliani’s close inner circle. “Bruce has been a valued member of the mayor’s team for a long time.”

D’Amato’s Farewell

12/10/1998 - 19:00
Staff Writer
In what may be his last appearance at a Jewish event as a United States senator, Alfonse D’Amato received an honor from the Knesset last week while praising the Holocaust survivors for whom he has attained wartime restitution. “In the case of so many I spoke to, it was not a case of dollars and cents, it was a case of justice,” said D’Amato, speaking at the Manhattan offices of the World Jewish Congress Friday, where he was honored for his role in forcing Swiss Banks to settle the claims of Holocaust victims and their families.

Melinda’s Next Move

11/19/1998 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Queens Assembly member Melinda Katz, who gave up her seat this year to run an unsuccessful campaign for Congress, is likely to assume a top job at the Queens borough president’s office, where she would be in charge of community board appointments, The Jewish Week has learned.

The Victors And The Vanquished

11/12/1998 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Following his impressive victory last week, few people are remembering that in the early days of the Charles Schumer campaign, the buzz was that his Senate bid was “going nowhere.” Pundits predicted he would drop out of the race in time to hold onto his House seat.

Cheers And Jeers

01/01/1998 - 19:00
Staff Writer
It was a year of few surprises but plenty of drama. And as much as New York’s Jewish community hates to offer opinions, we’ve heard a few about the year’s political winners and losers, prompting this maiden roundup of achievement awards.

The Battle Yet To Come

10/22/1998 - 20:00
Staff Writer
While the candidates in the contentious battle for Senate wage all-out war for the Jewish vote, sparks have yet to fly in the governor’s race, in which Republican George Pataki is far outpacing Democratic challenger Peter Vallone.

The Goods On Golisano

10/01/1998 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The more voters become disenchanted with the Democrats and Republicans in this year of political turmoil, the better Thomas Golisano likes it. The Rochester millionaire, who founded the state’s Independence Party chapter in 1994, draws his core support from those who are fed up with the status quo. Golisano won about 217,000 votes in his ’94 bid for governor, and enrollment in the party is on the rise, growing 13 percent last year in New York City.
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