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At First Democratic Presidential Debate, Mideast Issues Take Backseat to Domestic Concerns

By Jackson Richman At the first of several expected Democratic primary debates for the 2020 presidential elections, issues pertaining to the Middle East took a...
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Netroots Panel Equates Zionism With White Supremacy

While presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kristin Gillibrand and Julián Castro drew national attention at the 14th annual progressive gathering Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last...
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To understand the American Jews who support Trump, read this

Trump’s electoral success may be bewildering to many American Jews, but his Jewish supporters see the candidate as refreshingly honest. America’s political system is broken, and...
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Accepting Jewish Values Prize, Bloomberg Strikes Universalist Tone

The former New York City mayor accepted the inaugural $1 million Genesis Prize at a ceremony in Jerusalem hosted by Jay Leno. JERUSALEM — Michael...
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As Hagel Battle Intensifies, Pentagon Nominee Gets Key Support from Jewish Dems

Even as critics intensify their efforts to depict him as unfit to protect the U.S.-Israel relationship, Chuck Hagel has convinced several of the most...
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What Americans had to say about Jewish war refugees

The U.S. repeatedly declined to take in large numbers of Jewish refugees before and during the Holocaust, even when existing laws allowed for it....
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Social Issues Don’t Seem to Grab Voters This Time

Choice. A National Jewish Democratic Council ad that ran last week in Jewish newspapers around the country highlighted the word in an enormous font...
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Israel Will Keep Obama Appointee Busy

President Barack Obama on June 5 named Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In her new job, Israel will probably take up most...

What Keeps Sun-Hungry Snowbirds Flocking Back to Each Year?

It’s officially winter — holiday joy in the air, logs in the fireplace, snow on the horizon — which probably means it’s time to...
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Mario Cuomo Married Strident Liberalism and Sensitivity to the Orthodox

A childhood "Shabbos goy" for his Jewish neighbors in Queens, the three-term New York governor rose to become a vanguard of American liberalism in...