Steve Israel

Rep. Steve Israel, A Senior Jewish Lawmaker, Won’t Run Again

01/06/2016 - 11:09

Washington — Steve Israel, the Long Island Democrat who is one of the most senior Jewish lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives, is retiring.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., right, posing in Congress. JTA

Steve Israel Can't Count

I wonder if anyone bothers reading politicians' press releases before hitting the send button. 

The latest example is Long Island Congressman Steve Israel.  In his haste to be one of the first to respond to the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement, he engaged in an unexplainable bit of resume inflation.

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.

Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/05/2014 - 20:00
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a visiting congressional delegation today to try to stop the Palestinian Authority from joining the International Criminal Court and then filing war crimes charges against Israel.

Citing Distraction, Weiner Quits Congress

06/15/2011 - 20:00

Acknowledging that his conduct had become too much of a distraction for him to be effective, Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office in the wake of a scandal in which he lied about sexually explicit exchanges on social media outlets.

Pelosi Delegation Meets With Netanyahu

05/07/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A delegation of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader, arrived in Israe and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahul.

The sides discussed "U.S.-Israel relations and regional security issues," said a statement Sunday, after the delegation arrived.

Adam Dickter Interviews Rep. Steve Israel

Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island, newly appointed chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, discusses the Arizona shootings, efforts to retake the House in 2012, J Street, the Obama administration's Mideast policies, gun control and more in an interview with The Jewish Week on 1/18/11.

Jews in political news: Jack Lew, Steve Israel on the hotseat

 After one of those “holds” that has nothing to do with the person being considered for high office, the Senate has confirmed Jacob “Jack” Lew as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Lew, who is now deputy secretary of state, held the OMB job at the end of the Clinton administration.

Lew has always struck me as one of the smartest people in Jewish/public life, which leads to this question: if he's so smart, why does he want this thankless job?

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