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  • White House to J Street: We have your back

    Israel’s ambassador turned down an invitation to speak this week at the inaugural J Street conference shortly after his spokesman was quoted as saying that some of the group’s positions would “impair” Israel’s interest. The Obama administration, however, delivered a supportive message.

  • ‘Kvelling’ for Obama

    It was a week dedicated primarily to marking the election of the first African-American president in U.S. history, but the ongoing ceremonies were punctuated by several Jewish moments, wrinkles and parties. Barack Obama’s supporters said it was a historic week for all Americans, especially Jewish ones, to take pride in.

  • At Dem parley, accepting ‘Jesus’ name

    Barack Obama’s big night began with a prayer from a rabbi and ended with one concluding “in Jesus’ name.” Well, sort of.

  • Reporters’ Notebook from Denver

    Ron Kampeas and Eric Fingerhut round up some of what’s going on this week at and around the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

  • Biden and the Jews

    Before he announced his VP pick, Barack Obama said he wanted someone to spar with but who would be loyal enough to create a comfortable working relationship. No one knew then that he had picked Joe Biden, but that description fit Biden’s own relationship