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  • Obama signs embassy waiver

    President Obama has extended a waiver for an additional six months delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

  • Tidbits: More Chanukah party complaining

    The NJDC’s Ira Forman, in the Huffington Post, suggests that Jews have much more important fish to fry than worrying about the number of invitations to the White House Chanukah party. That didn’t stop Politico from taking its own look at the mishegoss surrounding the fact that the party will include a tiny 400-person guest…

  • House leaders: Iran sanctions to come to floor before end of year

    House Democratic leaders say they want to pass an Iranian sanctions bill this month. Reports Politico: “I intend to pass the bill by the end of this year,” [Rep. Howard] Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told POLITICO. His bill has 339 co-sponsors in the House, and it might be taken up under…

  • A pro-Israel proxy war in Prince George’s County?

    The most significant Jewish political story of the day is the news that an African American politician might be challenging a first-term African American incumbent in a majority African American congressional district near Washington. That’s because the race has the potential to become a proxy war between J Street and supporters of more traditional pro-Israel…

  • Jewish groups split on gay marriage vote

    Orthodox leaders commended and Reform leaders condemned the New York State Senate’s vote to defeat a measure legalizing same-sex marriage.

  • Jewish Democrat to chair DGA

    A Jewish governor has been named chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was named to the position Wednesday. The National Jewish Democratic Council, of course, was very pleased with the announcement. Its statement congratulating Markell is after the jump:[[READMORE]] Marc R. Stanley, Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), released…

  • Tidbits: Taking on Rosenthal’s critics, Adelson honored by ZOA

    Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now says a "Dear Colleague" letter from Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) urging President Obama to back military aid to Israel wrongly implies that he doesn’t support it. The National Jewish Democratic Council’s David Harris takes on critics of the president’s anti-Semitism envoy, Hannah Rosenthal. Lisa…

  • Pro-Israel blogger breaks with right wing

    Longtime pro-Israel blogger Charles Johnson of the popular Little Green Footballs site has "parted ways with the Right" and writes that he can be called an independent. In a post on his blog earlier this week, Johnson, a critic of radical Islam, wrote that among his reasons was "anti-Islamic bigotry that goes far beyond simply…

  • Liberal bloggers criticize liberal hero for embracing AIPAC, Israeli officials

    Rep. Alan Grayson become something of a folk hero in the liberal blogosphere (and a boogeyman to conservatives) after his vocal criticisms of Republicans, particularly when he called the current health-care system in the United States a "holocaust." But now some liberal pundits are criticizing Grayson because they say he’s too supportive of Israeli policies….

  • ADL, URJ join others on workplace discrimination brief

    The ADL and the Union of Reform Judaism are among 30 civil rights groups who signed on to an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that limited the time within victims of workplace discrimination could file claims. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that firefighters who wanted a…