U.S. Congress

This 25-Year-Old Jewish Woman Could Become The Youngest Person In Congress

06/02/2016 - 11:37

Erin Schrode may not be a household name — yet. But if the 25-year-old Jewish activist lures enough of her millennial peers to the polls for California’s Democratic primary on June 7, she just may become the youngest person in the U.S. House of Representatives — and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Erin Schrode. JTA

One Year Later, Looking Back At Bibi's Speech To Congress

02/29/2016 - 11:59
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It was almost exactly a year ago, as some fifteen thousand pro-Israel activists were gathered at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to our nation’s capital to address a joint session of Congress on the subject of the then-pending nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Wikimedia Commons

Bubbe Campaigns For Aspiring Congressman

12/16/2015 - 12:45

My colleague Daniel Treiman wrote the other day about how President Barack Obama used “chutzpah” in a fundraising pitch.

Joel Rubin and his bubbe. JTA

Post-Deal, Israel Seen Seeking New Tack

Improved relations with U.S. may now be the goal, analysts say.

09/16/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has clashed with the Obama administration repeatedly for years over the Iran nuclear deal, calling it an historic mistake that risks Israel’s existence and threatens the West.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given signs that he will work to improve diplomatic ties between Israel and the U.S.

Chris Christie, Appearing With Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Slams Iran Deal

08/25/2015 - 20:00

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie at a news conference alongside Jewish leaders including Rabbi Shmuley Boteach urged Congress to block the Iran nuclear deal.

New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie speaking at Chabad House at Rutgers University. JTA

U.S. Rabbis Sign Petition Opposing Iran Nuclear Agreement

08/24/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Hundreds of U.S. rabbis from the major streams of Judaism signed on to a petition urging Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

House Majority Leader: Better Iran Deal Possible

08/12/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, said if Congress vetoes the Iran nuclear deal, it would be possible to renegotiate an agreement that is more favorable to the United States.

Netanyahu: Don’t Deal With Iran While It Calls For Death To U.S., Israel

07/19/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, continuing his attack on the Iran nuclear deal, said the agreement has not changed Iran’s policy of calling for armed struggle against Israel and the United States.

AIPAC Calls For Rejection Of Iran Deal, J Street Launching Campaign Backing Pact

07/15/2015 - 20:00

Washington — AIPAC called on Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, saying it does not meet critical markers that the influential pro-Israel lobby outlined in recent weeks. But the liberal Jewish Middle East lobby J Street announced a multimillion-dollar campaign to support the agreement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking in Washington, D.C., at AIPAC’s annual conference, March 2, 2015. JTA
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