Nita Lowey

Four Jewish Dems Keep, Earn Top House Committee Slots

Levin of Michigan keeps spot at Ways and Means; Lowey takes lead at Appropriations.

12/06/2012

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

05/17/2012

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

12/08/2011

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.’

03/08/2011

 
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

02/15/2011
JTA

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

02/09/2011

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

GOP Sweep Makes One Jew a Star, Unseats and Disempowers Others

11/03/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jew in U.S. political history.

"We are excited for Eric Cantor to become the next House Majority leader," said Matt Brooks, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "The highest ranking Jew to ever serve in the House!"

Lowey Blasts Cantor on Israel Aid Proposal

10/26/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The top foreign operations appropriator in the U.S. House of Representatives slammed a GOP proposal to vote separately on aid to Israel and foreign aid.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who chairs the foreign operations subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, termed "outrageous" the proposal by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip.

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