When it comes to Jewish interests, the question of Anthony Weiner’s political future may be less pressing than the question of what will happen to his district.5
Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.
New arrests, guilty pleas and witnesses have bolstered an investigation into a multimillion-dollar fraud at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.15
Six months after Israel’s largest wildfire destroyed human lives and homes, Israel’s finance ministry does not have a clear plan or timeline for funding repairs.
Israel activists advocating for tougher sanctions against Iran are embarrassed after a prominent Israeli firm was blacklisted for breaking the American sanctions regimen by trading with Tehran.
Jewish Democrats are turning a spotlight on social issues — and particularly the dangers posed to Medicare and Medicaid — as a way to counter Republican attempts to use President Obama’s contentious relations with Israel to capture more Jewish votes. This strategy was first tested in late May in a New York State special congressional election, when the National Jewish Democratic Council played a key role in securing votes for its successful candidate. According to the NJDC, what most motivated Jewish voters in this election and will galvanize them in 2012 is the fear that House Republicans will cut Medicare benefits for seniors. The issue has since been raised again in Florida, home to a large Jewish senior citizen population.15
For Jewish inmates at California Men’s Colony, a penal outpost sprawled between sunny vineyards and breezy horse pastures on California’s central coast, the annual Passover Seder led by Rabbi Lon Moskowitz is usually a celebration of the spirit of freedom, if not its reality. But last April, guard shortages stemming from draconian state budget cutbacks forced a rolling lockdown throughout the California state prison system. And many prisoners were left sitting idle in their cells instead of singing “Dayenu” at the Seder table.8
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