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  • Clinton camp cites Israel dangers in taking aim at Sanders

    Hillary Clinton’s Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Jake Sullivan, responds to @BernieSanders‘ plans for ISIS and Iran. — The Briefing (@TheBriefing2016) January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign took aim at her rival Bernie Sanders’ Middle East policies, saying they would leave Israel vulnerable. Jake Sullivan, a foreign policy adviser to Clinton…

  • Clinton campaign taps veteran Jewish community campaigner as outreach director

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign named a veteran campaigner for Democrats with strong ties to the organized Jewish community as its Jewish outreach director. Sarah Bard, 35, served on Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 campaign and then switched to President Barack Obama’s campaign when he won the nomination. She led the Jewish Leadership…

  • Top Iran negotiator recalls ‘painful’ rift with Israel, US Jews

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A top U.S. negotiator with Iran said enduring the tension the talks engendered between the Obama administration and Israel and the Jewish community was very painful. “For me personally, one of the most difficult parts was the tension with this beloved country and its people,” Wendy Sherman, who led the U.S. team…

  • Kerry: Some funds released under Iran deal will go to terrorism

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran would likely use some money freed by the lifting of sanctions for terrorism, but if it does, it will be subject to separate sanctions. “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which…

  • Starbucks barista said to substitute epithet for ‘Moshe’ on order

    (JTA) — Starbucks is investigating a claim that a barista scribbled an epithet instead of “Moshe,” the client’s name, on a paper cup. “So I am at Starbucks with my Jewish orthodox husband,” Gitty Halpert Pearl wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page, describing an experience at a Montreal-area outlet. “He looks visibly Jewish, beard, sidelocks,…

  • Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary wish: Dump Trump

    (JTA) — An obituary for a Jewish chiropractor asked those who mourn his death not to vote for Donald Trump in lieu of flowers. Jeffrey Cohen’s death notice, posted Wednesday on the website by the McCabe Bros. Funeral Homes, said the 70-year-old Pittsburgh man died unexpectedly on Sunday at the home in suburban Squirrel…

  • White House team to visit Israel for defense assistance negotiations

    Talks come as Israel seeks robust assistance in wake of Iran nuclear deal.

  • White House: Robert Levinson likely not in Iran

    The White House explains why Robert Levinson was not part of the prisoner exchange.

  • Human Rights Watch report ramps up pressure on Israeli settlement activity

    The report comes the same week as the U.S. ambassador to Israel and the European Union made pointed remarks about Israeli settlements.

  • Trump pledges to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

    His remarks to an evangelical Christian network seem to be an about-face from what the candidate told the Republican Jewish Coalition last month.