Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman staff writer, is the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Ha’aretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Contact Nathan at, or follow him on Twitter @nathanguttman

Hadar Susskind

Bend the Arc Founds Jewish Social Justice PAC

In the world of political giving, Jewish PACs are not a rarity. In fact, there are 34 of them ranging from right to left on the political spectrum. But they all focus on one key issue: Israel.

Which of 3 Hillary Clintons Will You Vote For (or Against)?

Is the real Hillary Clinton the pro-Israel senator, the First Lady who kissed Suha Arafat —  or the secretary of state who was Barack Obama’s loyal lieutenant? We’re all about to find out.

President Obama Holds 'Emotional' Meetings With Jewish Leaders on Iran

President Barack Obama met with U.S. Jewish leaders at the White House on Monday to discuss the emerging Iran nuclear deal and their subsequent concerns regarding Israel’s security.

Tarnished Golden Years: Elderly Jewish residents, their numbers dwindling, compain about newcomers at the Abe Cramer B’nai Brith Apartments in Harrisburg.

The Jewish Senior Homes That Aren’t (Anymore)

What happens when only a handful of Jews are left in senior homes built by B’nai B’rith? The struggle unfolding in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is part of a sad nationwide trend.

Barney Frank (left) talks with House Speaker Tip O’Neill at a fundraiser in 1982.

Did Barney Frank's Coming Out Kill Chance To Be First Jewish House Speaker?

Barney Frank speaks out about his experiences as a Jewish gay politician in his new memoir. Like when Tip O’Neill told him he could’ve been House Speaker if he stayed in the closet.

Tough Talks: John Kerry takes break from nuclear talks with Iran at a Swiss hotel.

Deal or No, Lifting Iran Sanctions May Be Easier Said Than Done

As talks over Iran’s nuclear program drag on, few are talking about the tangled web of sanctions against Tehran. The measures won’t be easy to lift even if everyone shakes hands in Switzerland.

Representing the Establishment: The ADL’s Abe Foxman (left) and other JEwish leaders listen to Dan Gillerman, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.N., speaking about genocide in Sudan.

Advocacy Groups Seek New Marketing Strategy After Israeli Vote

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win has rattled the message used by pro-Israel advocacy groups for decades. Can they find a new, unified way to make their case to the American public?

Speaking Their Peace: On the third day of the conference, hundreds of J Street student supporters, led by Benjy Cannon, marched in protest to the headquarters of Hillel International.

J Street, Newly Combative, Takes On the Jewish Establishment

After years of wavering, J Street is effectively defining itself as an outright opponent of the Jewish establishment. Will the lobby’s new strategy work?

A Night To Remember: The IAC’s gala at the Beverly Hills Hilton raised over $23 million.

Can Israeli American Council Grow Without Kow-Towing to Big Donors Like Sheldon Adelson?

Awash in cash, the Israeli American Council has been growing by leaps and bounds. But some fear it is becoming a political tool of donors like Sheldon Adelson.

J Street leader Jeremy Ben-Ami.

Netanyahu’s Reelection Pushes J Street to the Left

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection has pushed J Street to endorse policies it previously rejected — like taking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the U.N. Security Council.