Tidbits: New State Dept. man on Iran, J Street on Bibi and Rahm

  • The new deputy assistant secretary in charge of Iran at the State Department is John Limbert, a member of the National Iranian American Council board of advisers (up until the appointment). NIAC opposes current legislation to toughen sanctions on Iran.
  • The American Jewish Congress joins the RAC and the NCJW in urging the rejection of the House-passed restriction on abortion in the health-care bill.
  • J Street found things to like about both Rahm Emanuel and Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the General Assembly this week.
  • And something we meant to link last week: The Orthodox Union notes that Orthodox areas in New Jersey were, for the most part, big backers of Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie (and probably helped to swing the county legislature Republican).

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