Jewish Dems Praise Senators, Obama on Iran Compromise Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a revised version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S. 615) following a bipartisan compromise that the White House has indicated the President will sign, if reluctantly. The National Jewish Democratic Council, which has long preferred a diplomatic solution to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, praised the passage of the revised bill and commended its Honorary Co-Chair Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and others for their work in securing the compromise. NJDC hopes that this version will pass the Senate and House without GOP attempts to amend it in a manner further subjecting the U.S.-Israel relationship to partisan politics.

Jewish Dems Welcome Secretary Clinton to 2016 Campaign

Today, as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, the National Jewish Democratic Council welcomed her to the race and praised her qualifications for office. The organization pointed to her strong track record in the Senate and State Department, noting her history of supporting the issues most important to American-Jewish voters.

Jewish Dems: Rand Paul Flip-Flops on Foreign Aid to Israel, Again

Just one day after officially launching his presidential campaign, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has already reverted to his long-standing position that the United States should cease providing foreign aid to our strongest allies, including Israel. The National Jewish Democratic Council slammed the senator for his comments to Fox News's Sean Hannity and to NBC's Savannah Guthrie, stating that his positions would greatly endanger the safety and security of the Jewish state.

Jewish Dems Praise Pres. Obama and Sec. Kerry on Announcement of Iran Deal Parameters

Today, the United States, Iran, and other members of the P5+1 and European Union announced parameters for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program. Following the announcement, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) expressed cautious optimism for a final deal and praised all actors on reaching an agreement.