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  • ‘Raymond’ producer working on Shaare Zedek series

    The producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and Dreamworks TV are producing a reality television series set at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital.

  • Iran vows minimal cooperation with IAEA

    Iran says it will only do the minimum required to cooperate with the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency.

  • 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…