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Elanna Cahn — December 18, 2014 – 11:33 am | Women's Leadership Network | Women's Issues

A Beacon of Light: Jewish Women Illuminating World Issues

Throughout history, the victor, the statesman, the warrior all are glorified and magnified. Those who have achieved greatness are highlighted and embraced in literature, art, theater, film, dialogue, debate and a host of other forums and disciplines. As far back as biblical times to present day, we study, learn, and… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC Intern — December 9, 2014 – 1:34 pm | 2014 Election | Congress | Domestic Policy | Health Care | Israel | Republicans

A Letter to the New Congress

To the Republican leadership of the new Congress: Congratulations on winning a majority in both chambers of Congress. As Jewish Americans we are taught the foundational values that make for a good Jewish life. These principles, inherent to a righteous Jewish life, certainly translate to aspirations for the society in… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — December 4, 2014 – 4:43 pm | Foreign Policy | Israel | Military

Jewish Democrats Applaud Reports of Ashton Carter as Incoming Defense Secretary

Washington, D.C. - Following comments from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is expected to be named incoming Secretary of Defense tomorrow morning. The National Jewish Democratic Council applauded Deputy Secretary Carter’s record of strong support for Israel and commitment to maintaining a firm stance on Iran… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — December 4, 2014 – 10:04 am | Congress | Democrats | Israel | Republicans

NJDC Applauds Passing of US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act

NJDC Applauds Passing of U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act Further substantiates support for Israel is not a political wedge issue (Washington, DC)—NJDC commends Congress for reaffirming today its unwavering commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship by passing the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014. Introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC Intern — December 1, 2014 – 4:55 pm | 2014 Election | Congress

Bright Spots in the 2014 Midterm Elections

The 2014 midterm elections were not pretty for Democrats. Republicans were able to take control of the Senate, expand their majority in the House and win several governors mansions across the country. But Democrats can take some comfort in the fact that, while candidates didn’t do well, Democratic issues did.… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — November 24, 2014 – 11:54 am | Domestic Policy | Foreign Policy | Israel | Military

Jewish Democrats Thank Secretary Hagel Upon Announcement of Departure

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he will step down from his position. We at the National Jewish Democratic Council thank Secretary Hagel for his service. He proved himself to be a strong ally of Israel, supporting measures to help Israel’s security and fiercely… Read More | Comments (0)