Nita Lowey

House Appropriators Warn Abbas On Funding In Wake Of Terrorism Wave

10/21/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Two top congressional appropriators warned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that U.S. funds are contingent on tamping down incitement during the current wave of violence.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Tense Dem-Israeli Meetings Heighten Netanyahu Speech Stakes

02/04/2015 - 19:00

Washington — In tense meetings, top congressional Democrats, including seven Jewish lawmakers, confronted Israeli officials about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress.

Four Jewish Dems Keep, Earn Top House Committee Slots

Levin of Michigan keeps spot at Ways and Means; Lowey takes lead at Appropriations.
12/05/2012 - 19:00

Four Jewish Democrats kept or earned top slots on U.S. House of Representatives committees.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey is taking the top spot at the House's Appropriations Committee. Getty Images

Local Pols Honor Israeli Olympic Athletes

The International Olympic Committee is still steadfastly refusing to give into pressure -- from sources as high as the White House -- to honor the 11 slain Israeli athletes of the 1972 Munich Olympics during the games. (A small pre-games ceremony was held Monday.)

The athletes.

IOC Rejects Moment Of Silence For Israeli Athletes This Summer

05/16/2012 - 20:00

The International Olympic Committee officially rejected a request to hold a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the London Olympics this summer.

For The Munich 11, A Snub Of Olympic Proportions

The upcoming Summer Olympics in London – officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad – will last approximately 25,000 minutes. Apparently the organizers can’t spare one to remember 11 Israelis who were murdered at the Summer Games 40 years ago.

That’s what a group of activists, headed by the CEO of the Jewish Community Center in Rockland County, are hearing from International Olympic Committee.

GOP Hopefuls -- Minus Ron Paul -- Address Republican Jewish Coalition

12/07/2011 - 19:00

Appearing with five fellow candidates at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Newt Gingrich called for “a dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East.”

How To Break The Mideast Impasse?

Westchester forum deals with Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. views, and what it means to be ‘pro-Israel.’
03/07/2011 - 19:00

 
Who is to blame for the lack of progress in the now-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and what should be done about it were issues sharply debated during a panel discussion on Sunday evening in Westchester among Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and J Street co-founder Daniel Levy.

Ari Fleischer, left, Rep. Nita Lowey and J Street co-founder Daniel Levy at last week’s event, moderated by Gary Rosenblatt.

Jewish Groups Worry Over Domestic Budget Cuts

02/14/2011 - 19:00
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WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish groups expressed concerns about proposed Obama administration cuts in poverty assistance, but praised the U.S. budget for preserving aid to Israel.

The White House's proposed budget, released Monday, projects cuts in programs such as heating for the poor and in blocs of money funneled to the states for social programs, and increases funding for education and for "clean energy" development.

Coalition Including AIPAC Slams GOP Proposed Cuts

02/08/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Proposed Republican cuts to foreign assistance endanger national security, according to a foreign policy umbrella that includes AIPAC among its members.

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