Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
The speakers mentioned ISIS. They mentioned Iran. But there was nary a peep about another big I: Israel.16
In many ways, Wasserman Schultz embodied the enormous influence that American Jews have within the Democratic Party. A Jew with deep communal involvements who was a key pillar of support for the mainstream pro-Israel lobby in Congress and within the party, Wasserman was both chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a member of Congress sitting on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations — a panel that votes on all major government expenditures. This put her at the nexus of U.S. policy, politics and political fundraising in a way that few others matched.12
A Jewish member of the Republican National Committee called the recent release of nearly 20,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee “a false flag” meant to distract from Hillary Clinton’s “trangressions.”4
Surveillance footage from the Brooklyn Museum caught what may be one of the vandals who pulled down the Greater Crown Heights Eruv on July 10.4
Two summers ago, thousands of people were pouring buckets of icy water on themselves and posting it on social media in the name of a disease most had not heard of only a few days earlier — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short.
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