Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent member of the U.S. Congress, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, Vermont Public Radio reported on Tuesday.
Tensions between the U.S. and Israel have boiled over before. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s different when a liberal Democrat is the one in the White House.
Jewish support for Democrats over Republicans in congressional elections broke more than two to one, consistent with recent elections, and Jewish voters remained substantially more supportive of President Obama than the general population, polls showed.
Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s newly crowned Democratic gubernatorial nominee, has given so much to his local Jewish community center that many assumed he was Jewish. Only he isn’t.
Robert Strauss, who once headed the Democratic National Committee, served as U.S. trade representative and ambassador to Moscow, and advised presidents from both parties, died in Washington on Wednesday at age 95.
Major Democratic donors, many of them Jewish, wrote to party congressional leaders urging them not to advance new Iran sanctions legislation.
A soon-to-be-published report on revisions made to high school civics textbook shows that the new revised edition places a greater emphasis on presenting Israel as a nation-state for Jews than on presenting Israel as a democratic country.
Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.
The influential pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee will deploy hundreds of activists next week to win support in Congress for military action in Syria, amid an intense White House effort to convince wavering U.S. lawmakers to vote for limited strikes.
AIPAC is putting its bodies where its mouth is on Syria. The pro-Israel group, having backed President Obama’s push to authorize military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, plans to dispatch more than 250 leaders and activists to lobby Congress starting early next week.