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New Jewish Super PAC For Hillary Set To Launch

Jews for Progress to counter GOP ‘distortions’ of her record on Israel, other issues; focus on swing states.

07/28/2016 - 10:41
Staff Writer

Philadelphia — Saying the Republicans have already begun distorting Hillary Clinton’s record on Israel and other issues of importance to the Jewish community, the National Jewish Democratic Council is creating a super PAC with the goal of raising $5.5 million for a media blitz that would set the record straight.

Obama and Clinton wave to the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 27, 2016. Getty

LIVE-BLOG: DNC Day Four

All the stories, events and speeches throughout the Democratic National Convention, live from Philadelphia

07/28/2016 - 10:39

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):

Barack Obama receiving a standing ovation on the third night of the convention. Getty.

Democrats Scramble For A Unique Message That Appeals To Jewish Millennials

07/27/2016 - 11:44
JTA

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Amanda Renteria, the national political director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, was running through the campaign’s messages for minorities and women: immigration for Hispanics, land use for Native Americans, various policies for defending children and women.

She didn’t mention Jews in her briefing Tuesday morning for specialty media, and there’s a reason for that: There wasn’t a Clinton issue that was unique to the Jews.

Speaking earlier at a J Street session, journalist Peter Beinart, has written extensively about the drift away from Israel. JTA

Protesters Burn Israeli Flag Outside Democratic Convention

07/27/2016 - 11:38

An Israeli flag was set alight as protesters chanted “Long live the intifada” outside the venue of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Protesters also burned pro-Bernie Sanders posters and some American flags on Tuesday night as Hillary Clinton was being nominated the party’s official presidential candidate. Palestinian flags also were waved both inside the convention and outside the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Philadelphia.

Protestors burning an Israeli flag outside the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

The Rise And Fall Of Congress’ ‘Jewish Mother’

E-mail scandal does in Florida’s powerful Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

07/27/2016 - 08:45
JTA

Philadelphia — When Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke Monday morning to the Florida delegation as the national Democratic convention got underway, some delegates cheered.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz sitting for an interview at the Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Florida Delegation Courted As Key For Democrats

State’s Jews could be pivotal; debate over Israel gets heated airing at DNC.

07/27/2016 - 08:27
Staff Writer

Philadelphia — As Democrats prepared for the roll call vote that would make Hillary Clinton the first woman presidential nominee of a major American political party, Florida delegate Ellen Brodsky said she would never vote for her.

The scene on the convention floor in Philadelphia Monday night during the speech of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Getty Images

LIVE-BLOG: DNC Day Three

All the news, speeches and events from around Philadelphia, throughout the Democratic National Convention

07/26/2016 - 23:34

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):

Supporters hold up Clinton signs after she secures the nomination. Getty.

LIVE BLOG: DNC Day Two

All the news, speeches and stories throughout the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

07/26/2016 - 15:55

SUMMARY (ALL TIMES EST):

Michelle Obama addresses the crowd on the first night of the convention. Getty.

Sarah Silverman's Defining One-Liner

Booker was uplifting, Bernie, a Clinton booster, but it was the offbeat comedian who summed up the night’s message in nine ad-libbed words.

07/26/2016 - 10:56
JTA

Corey Booker delivered an uplifting message. The first lady invoked the future of America’s children. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s once-bitter rival, endorsed her with vigor.

Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman sharing a microphone during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.JTA

Accepting VP Slot, Kaine Praises Survivor Who Died A Hero In Virginia Tech Massacre

07/25/2016 - 14:08

Philadelphia — Sen. Tim Kaine, accepting Hillary Clinton’s invitation to join her as running mate, cited as an inspiration a Holocaust survivor who died protecting others during a shooting massacre.

Sen. Tim Kaine speaking about Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor and victim of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. JTA
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