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NJDC — March 1, 2015 – 1:11 pm | GOP Hypocrisies | Have They No Shame? | Iran | Israel

Where is RJC on Offensive Boteach Ad?

Last night, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was roundly criticized for an advertisement in the New York Times attacking U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, which the National Jewish Democratic Council denounced as being “disgusting and astonishingly beyond the pale.” Israeli leaders and Jewish organizations from across the spectrum, both politically and… Read More | Comments (0)

NJDC — February 28, 2015 – 10:10 pm | Have They No Shame? | Iran | Israel

Rabbi Boteach Must Apologize for Disgusting Ad Attacking Susan Rice

Today, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) called on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Executive Director of the “This World: The Values Network,” to apologize for an advertisement he sponsored in this morning’s New York Times.To say that Susan Rice “has a blind spot” for “the Jewish people’s” “genocide” is disgusting and… Read More | Comments (0)

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)