Joe Biden

  • Political Tidbits: Kicking off convention, debating Biden

    The Jerusalem Post reflects on Jewish Colorado and the wisdom of holding the Democratic convention in Denver. The New York Sun says Jews at the convention are kvelling over the Biden pick. Here’s why they should be, according to the National Jewish Democratic Council. And the Republican Jewish Coalition plays the Iran card in making… More ▸

  • For Wasserman Schultz, it’s back to Biden (UPDATE)

    For Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Biden’s clinch of the vice-presidential spot on Barack Obama’s ticket is like the – what – prodigal mentor? “He’s like mishpoche!” the Florida congresswoman enthused to JTA, contemplating the Delaware senator’s clinching of the vice presidential spot on the Democratic ticket, alongside Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Back in 1987, Wasserman… More ▸

  • Biden and the Jewish media

    Back when Joe Biden was a struggling presidential candidate, he had plenty of time for the Jewish media (don’t forget about us now!). Biden does Shalom TV: Jennifer Siegel, then with the Forward, quizzed the Delaware senator back in March of 2007. A few choice quotes: On reports that the Bush administration had pressured Israel… More ▸

  • Biden: Don’t link Iraq and Israel

    The Iraq Study Group, chaired by longtime Bush family political confidant James Baker and Lee Hamilton, ruffled plenty of pro-Israel feathers by asserting in its final 2006 report that “the United States will not be able to achieve its goals in the Middle East unless the United States deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict.” As… More ▸

  • Jewish Republicans: Biden’s soft on Iran

    Here’s the statement released by the Republican Jewish Coalition: Washington, D.C. (August 23, 2008) – Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement today: “With the selection of Senator Joe Biden as Senator Obama’s vice president, the Democrat’s ticket has now become an even greater gamble for the Jewish community. Throughout… More ▸