Sen. Charles Schumer

After 'Trainwreck' Shooting, Cousins Amy & Charles Schumer Join Forces For Gun Control

At a news conference in Manhattan on Monday, they launched the campaign dubbed “Schumer and Schumer, Enough is Enough.”

08/03/2015 - 20:00

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York joined with his cousin, comedian Amy Schumer, to launch a campaign for gun control.

Cousins, Sen. Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer launched a gun control campaign in NYC on Monday. Getty Images

Split Community Looks To Congress

Sixty-day period of congressional debate seen as crucial, with Schumer as ‘canary in the coal mine.’

07/14/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

As the Jewish community digests the historic deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capability in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions — with more or less predictable reactions from groups on the left and right — the focus now shifts to Congress.

Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Nita Lowey to figure in congressional debate on Iran deal. Getty Images

Israel Facing Agonizing Choice On Iran Deal

Tough line against pact could further isolate Jewish state, as Netanyahu appears to gear up for congressional push.

07/14/2015 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to the deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions announced on Tuesday in Vienna was swift and unambiguous.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a tough spot on how to proceed in wake of Iran deal. Getty Images

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

Schumer: Iran’s Economy Must Continue To Decline

03/23/2014 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Ratcheting up his disagreement with the Obama administration over Iran sanctions, Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday warned a Jewish audience in Brooklyn that that country’s nuclear ambitions remain “the greatest threat to Israel in our time.”

At the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush breakfast Schumer, joined by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, made no mention of the Obama administration’s deal with Tehran to ease some economic sanctions in return for reduced enrichment of uranium below weapons grade during a six-month trial period.

Sen. Charles Schumer with honoree Ari Baum, left, and breakfast chairman Larry Spiewak. Courtesy of COJO Of Flatbush

Tracking Devices: Where On The Web

For the last few months, New York City was filled with posters of a missing teenage boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo. This story affected everyone regardless of race, religion, gender or socio-economic status. A child was missing: A child with severe autism, who was non-verbal. Families of a child with special needs or anyone who works with children with special needs was affected even more.

Frances Victory

Beyond 'The Hats': Appreciating The Diversity Of Chasidic New York

02/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The horrific murder last month of developer Menachem Stark and uproar over the callous media coverage of his life and death has put New York’s chasidic communities again at the center of attention. Whatever the facts established around Mr. Stark’s violent end and business dealings, and apart from the variety of opinions around headlines and protests – and there are sure to be more headlines, there is now a moment to plainly discuss our Hasidic neighbors and their increasingly prominent place in our shared civic life.

Michael Tobman

Schumer: Don't Return Stolen Jewish Treasures To Iraq

10/23/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Saying that the treasure trove of Jewish artifacts found by American troops in Baghdad in 2003 “were stolen” from the Iraqi Jewish community, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on the State Department not to return them to Iraq.

Under an agreement with the Bush administration at the time, the more than 2,700 artifacts – including partial Torah parchments and ancient prayer books –were to be returned to Iraq by June of next year after being restored and preserved by the National Archives in Washington. The National Archives plans to exhibit some of them in the near future.

Schumer: Help Iraqi Jewish community recover. Getty Images

Members of Congress Call On Bolivia To Release Borough Park Man On Bail

The online petition drive to collect 25,000 signatures in a bid to secure White House intervention in behalf of Jacob Ostreicher, the Brooklyn man imprisoned in Bolivia nearly one year on suspicion of money laundering, has now collected more than 27,000 signatures.

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