Science-Denying Right-Winger Perfect Choice for Trump's VP

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's vice presidential choice, is an extreme right-wing Republican who signed an anti-abortion law that mandated funerals for fetuses. According to the Jewish Week, Pence's positions on Israel "are more in line with the GOP's religious right and evangelical base than with the overwhelming majority of American Jews."

NJDC Mourns the Death of Seth Rich

NJDC mourns the death of promising Jewish DNC staffer Seth Rich, 27, who was shot and killed on his walk home early Sunday morning.  The native Nebraskan came from a deeply Jewish background; his grandfather was a founding member of their local congregation and his father led the same synagogue as president until this summer. Rich was determined to make the world a better place and saw politics as the best way to enact benevolent change. 

Can Jews Trust Trump?

Should Jews vote for Donald Trump? I suppose one can ask the same question of Muslims, immigrants, Mexicans, African-Americans, women, Americans, Democrats or even Republicans, but last week the question came up for Jews as it never has before in any presidential election. Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman said that "any man who declines to renounce the affections of the KKK and David Duke should not be trusted to lead America. Ever."

Democratic Platform Reflects Progressive, Pro-Israel Commitment

We welcome the most progressive platform in history. On a wide range of issues, from LGBT rights to the death penalty to preventing a nuclear armed Iran and fighting BDS, we strongly support this draft. In particular, we are pleased with the draft language in the Middle East section which reflects Hillary Clinton's well established record of leadership and her steadfast support Israel and the US-Israel relationship.

Democratic Draft Platform Strongly Pro-Israel

The draft Democratic  Party platform is staunchly pro-Israel. The draft aligns with Hillary Clinton's pro-Israel positions. The Anti-Defamation League praised the platform language, noting that it broke new ground "in opposing 'any effort to delegitimize Israel, including at the U.N. or through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement' and further confirms Democratic support for Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel."