Emergency Committee for Israel

WATCH: Ad Tells Chuck Schumer To Tip Balance In Iran Talks

07/01/2015 - 20:00

Influential Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has being doing a delicate balancing act when it comes to the nuclear talks with Iran — giving President Barack Obama room to negotiate but also joining Republicans in pushing for a Congressional “backstop.”

Sen. Charles Schumer is a powerful voice at the center of the Capitol Hill debate over the Iran talks. JTA

Democrats Launch Major Pro-Obama Pushback Among Jews

06/06/2011 - 20:00
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama is a stalwart friend of Israel.

That’s the message some top Democratic Jewish figures are promoting to push back against the notion that Obama is out of step with the pro-Israel and Jewish communities.

Assessing J Street

Since last week's story on J Street, several readers have asked about my assessment of how the group is doing after almost three tumultuous years.

Emergency Committee for Israel: It's about Jewish campaign money, stupid

Jewish Washington was buzzing this week with the news – first reported in Politico, expanded on in the Jewish Week – that a few Republican heavy hitters have created an “Emergency Committee for Israel” to slam the

GOP Heavies Launch New Pro-Israel Group

Kristol, Bauer target J Street’s candidate in Pa. Senate race.
07/13/2010 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent

 J Street, the pro-peace process political action committee and lobby, already had a lot on the line in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Senate race, where it has bet heavily on Democratic nominee Rep. Joe Sestak.

But the ante was raised this week with the creation of a new group including Republican heavy hitters William Kristol and Gary Bauer that launched with hard-hitting television ads accusing Sestak of being hostile to Israel.

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