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Max Samis — February 26, 2015 – 12:09 pm | Barack Obama | Iran | Israel

Susan Rice, Samantha Power to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

Today, the Associated Press reported that a pair of high-ranking White House officials will address the upcoming AIPAC Policy Conference. Matthew Lee writes: In a bid to ease simmering tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal and to make its case for one, the White House has decided… Read More | Comments (0)

Emily Horowitz — February 25, 2015 – 3:57 pm | Barack Obama | Jews In The News

Jewish-American White House Staffer a Model of Inclusion

As the new Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS), Leah Katz-Hernandez is one of the first people to greet the President’s guests in the West Wing.  Yet that’s not the only reason why Fox News Latino called the 27-year-old a “pioneer on the reception desk.”  Katz-Hernandez, who is deaf and… Read More | Comments (0)

Max Moline — February 24, 2015 – 10:15 am | Jews In The News

‘Dancing With The Stars’ to bring back Jewish professional

ABC hit Dancing With the Stars announced its lineup of contestants for its upcoming twentieth season Tuesday on Good Morning America. Among the returning pros is seven-season veteran Val Chmerkovskiy, the younger brother of former DWTS contestant Maksim. The Chmerkovskiys’ father, according to a 2011 tweet from Maksim, is Jewish. The… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC — February 23, 2015 – 6:13 pm | 2016 Election | Barack Obama | Foreign Policy | Israel | Republicans

Santorum and Jindal to Travel to Israel with Controversial Right-Wing Group

Just weeks after the Republican National Committee controversially partnered with the American Family Association on a trip to Israel, JTA reported today that Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will travel to the Jewish state this fall with the Family Research Council, an organization often criticized… Read More | Comments (0)

Max Moline — February 23, 2015 – 10:12 am | Civil Rights | Women's Issues

Oscar Winner to Teenagers: “Stay Weird”

In a night that garnered societal calls to action ranging from women’s wage inequality to the disproportionate number of African American men in American prisons, one man’s Oscar acceptance speech earned a standing ovation and international attention. Graham Moore, a Jewish American writer from Chicago, won the Academy Award for… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC — February 20, 2015 – 3:18 pm | Barack Obama | Congress | Foreign Policy | Iran | Israel

Sheffey: Don’t block Iran negotiations

As the debate over Iranian nuclear negotiations intensify, political commentator Steve Sheffey has consistently urged American and Israeli leaders to let negotiators do their jobs, rather than rush forward with sanctions that could jeopardize the process. Sheffey further makes his case in a new column at The Hill, where he… Read More | Comments (0)