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  • White House issues statement following ambassador’s comments on anti-Semitism

    The White House has distanced itself from the American ambassador to Belgium, following his declaration that Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians has stoked global anti-Semitism. "We condemn anti-semitism in all its forms, and that there is never any justification for prejudice against the Jewish people or Israel," the White House said in a statement that was sent…

  • Panetta wishes Israelis, Palestinians would ‘get to the damn table’

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Friday evening that Israelis and Palestinians would make serious headway in the peace process if only two parties would “get to the damn table." "The problem is right now that we can’t get them to the damn table," Panetta told a crowd that included Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and…

  • U.S. and Israel: Iran is ‘greatest challenge we face today’ in Mideast

    Iran poses the greatest challenge in the Middle East, according to a joint statement issued this afternoon by Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon. Following a meeting between State Department officials and representatives of the Israeli government, a joint statement was released: U.S. and Israeli delegations, headed…

  • RJC faces anger from Ron Paul fans over forum exclusion

    Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul deluged the Republican Jewish Coalition’s phone lines with complaints after the RJC revealed this morning that it declined to invite Paul to its presidential candidates’ forum next week. The six other major Republican candidates are scheduled to appear at the Dec. 7 event. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said…

  • With Perry surging and Romney slipping, GOP Jews grapple with a changed field

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s surge to the front of the GOP presidential pack has Jewish Republicans reckoning with a field that suddenly looks much different than it did just a few weeks ago.

  • In tapping Ira Forman to be Jewish point man, Obama campaign goes with an insider

    To lead its efforts in the Jewish community, the Obama campaign has tapped Ira Forman, a political veteran who knows his way around Jewish politics.

  • Lieberman, Cantor won’t be at Beck’s Jerusalem rally

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) will not be attending Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally in Jerusalem.

  • Leahy: Legislation does not target Israeli military

    The office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy denied an Israeli newspaper report that the Vermont Democrat is trying to cut off U.S. funds to several Israeli military units.

  • Obama campaign hires former NJDC chief

    The Obama re-election campaign has hired Ira Forman, the ex-chief of the National Jewish Democratic Council, as its Jewish outreach director.

  • Solving the White House photo mystery over ‘Jerusalem, Israel’

    Reporter Adam Kredo gets to the bottom of the mystery over why the White House changed photo captions to remove references to Jerusalem as part of Israel.