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The pro-Israel stalwart drew attention last month for criticizing an Israeli strike on a building that housed an Associa...
06/18/2021
Menendez shoots down concerns that he’s shifted on Israel

The pro-Israel stalwart drew attention last month for criticizing an Israeli strike on a building that housed an Associated Press office and others.

The pro-Israel stalwart drew attention last month for criticizing an Israeli strike on a building that housed an Associated Press office and others

After nearly 40 years, Kurz recently retired from AIPAC — and is now talking history, the Iran deal, and why the Squad c...
06/18/2021
Ester Kurz reflects on four decades on Capitol Hill for AIPAC

After nearly 40 years, Kurz recently retired from AIPAC — and is now talking history, the Iran deal, and why the Squad can’t be convinced on Israel.

After nearly 40 years, Kurz recently retired from AIPAC — and talks history, the Iran deal, and why the Squad can’t be convinced on Israel

#DailyKickoff: Menendez says he hasn’t shifted on Israel + Orthodox activists react to Fulton v. City of Philadelphia ru...
06/18/2021
Daily Kickoff: Menendez says he hasn’t shifted on Israel + Orthodox activists react to 'Fulton v. City of Philadelphia' ruling

#DailyKickoff: Menendez says he hasn’t shifted on Israel + Orthodox activists react to Fulton v. City of Philadelphia ruling

Music manager and media mogul, he owns two record labels and represents musical artists including Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, Scott Samuel “Scooter” Braun turns 40… FRIDAY: Chicago-based attorney and former Alderman on the Chicago City Council, Solomon Gutstein turns 87… Former Wa...

#DailyKickoff: On the streets with two Manhattan DA candidates + Rubio, Cantwell push U.S.-Israel artificial intelligenc...
06/17/2021
Daily Kickoff: On the streets with two Manhattan DA candidates + Rubio, Cantwell push U.S.-Israel artificial intelligence

#DailyKickoff: On the streets with two Manhattan DA candidates + Rubio, Cantwell push U.S.-Israel artificial intelligence

Member of the U.S. Ski Team’s alpine skiing program, Jared Goldberg turns 30… Former undersecretary of state for international security affairs in the Carter administration, Matthew Nimetz turns 82… Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics and a professor at Georgetown and UC Berkeley, ...

Nides has been seen as a top contender in recent months, as the president has come under increasing pressure to pick an ...
06/16/2021
Biden formally taps Tom Nides as ambassador to Israel

Nides has been seen as a top contender in recent months, as the president has come under increasing pressure to pick an ambassador.

The president came under increasing pressure to pick an ambassador amid the recent conflict in Israel and Gaza.

#DailyKickoff: Biden taps Tom Nides for ambassador to Israel + The Jewish man being held captive by the Houthis
06/16/2021
Daily Kickoff: Biden taps Tom Nides for ambassador to Israel + The Jewish man being held captive by the Houthis

#DailyKickoff: Biden taps Tom Nides for ambassador to Israel + The Jewish man being held captive by the Houthis

Catcher on Israel’s National Baseball Team, Tal Erel turns 25… Former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, in 2015 she became the president of Plaza Health Network, Elaine Bloom turns 84… Retired IDF brigadier-general and a former member of Knesset, Avigdor Kahalani....

Two mental health center staffers allege that the university failed to address reported concerns about Diversity, Equity...
06/15/2021
Complaint filed against Stanford University for disregarding antisemitism

Two mental health center staffers allege that the university failed to address reported concerns about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming.

Two mental health center staffers allege that the university failed to address reported concerns about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming.

JDCA has 81 meetings with members of Congress set for Tuesday and Wednesday. The OU has met with 14 representatives from...
06/15/2021
JDCA, OU lobby lawmakers on provisions to combat antisemitism

JDCA has 81 meetings with members of Congress set for Tuesday and Wednesday. The OU has met with 14 representatives from New York, New Jersey, Florida and California in recent weeks, with several more meetings scheduled for this week.

Both groups are supporting the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

Amid a global shift away from fossil fuels, Council for a Secure America pivots to focus on Israel-Gulf relations.
06/15/2021
Israel-focused energy organization pivots to focus exclusively on Abraham Accords

Amid a global shift away from fossil fuels, Council for a Secure America pivots to focus on Israel-Gulf relations.

The Abraham Accords marked a major shift in Middle East diplomacy and provided a new opportunity for technology, security and cultural exchanges across the region. But a little-noticed side effect of the normalization agreements between Israel and five Arab nations — its potential consequences for...

#DailyKickoff: Council for a Secure America pivots to Abraham Accords + A complaint at Stanford
06/15/2021
Daily Kickoff: Council for a Secure America pivots to Abraham Accords + A complaint at Stanford

#DailyKickoff: Council for a Secure America pivots to Abraham Accords + A complaint at Stanford

Chief political correspondent for CNN, Dana Bash turns 50… Swedish author and psychologist, a survivor of both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, Hédi Fried turns 97… Iranian-born British businessman, his companies employ 70,000 people across 67 countries, Baron David Alliance turns 89… Co-fo...

The two frontrunners have jockeyed for the backing of the city's varied Orthodox Jewish communities ahead of the June 22...
06/14/2021
Andrew Yang, Eric Adams and the battle for Orthodox Jewish support

The two frontrunners have jockeyed for the backing of the city's varied Orthodox Jewish communities ahead of the June 22 primary.

The two frontrunners have jockeyed for the backing of the city's varied Orthodox Jewish communities ahead of the June 22 primary.

#DailyKickoff: Meet Israel’s new government + Yang and Adams compete for NYC’s Orthodox vote
06/14/2021
Daily Kickoff: Meet Israel’s new government + Yang and Adams compete for NYC’s Orthodox vote

#DailyKickoff: Meet Israel’s new government + Yang and Adams compete for NYC’s Orthodox vote

Member of Knesset (1988-2003) and twice Israel’s minister of finance, he is the son-in-law of former Israeli prime minister Levi Eshkol, Avraham “Beiga” Shochat, pictured speaking with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, turns 85… Civil rights activist, June Shagaloff Alexander turns 9...

#DailyKickoff: Jewish groups weigh in on DAF legislation + An interview with Senator Ben Ray Luján
06/11/2021
Daily Kickoff: Jewish groups weigh in on DAF legislation + An interview with Senator Ben Ray Luján

#DailyKickoff: Jewish groups weigh in on DAF legislation + An interview with Senator Ben Ray Luján

Sportscaster for the NBA on TNT, he is set to retire this month after almost 60 years of broadcasting, Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig) turns 80 on Saturday… FRIDAY: Heir to the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and minister in two British governments under prime ministers Ma...

Tech leaders are circulating an open letter calling out the spike in antisemitic hate crimes.
06/10/2021
Silicon Valley speaks out against antisemitism

Tech leaders are circulating an open letter calling out the spike in antisemitic hate crimes.

A growing number of prominent tech and business executives are signing on to a statement denouncing antisemitism

#DailyKickoff: House Dems condemn colleague for ‘false equivalencies’ + Silicon Valley speaks out against antisemitism
06/10/2021
Daily Kickoff: House Dems condemn colleague for ‘false equivalencies’ + Silicon Valley speaks out against antisemitism

#DailyKickoff: House Dems condemn colleague for ‘false equivalencies’ + Silicon Valley speaks out against antisemitism

Belgian singer-songwriter, known as Blanche, Ellie Blanche Delvaux turns 22… Author of several award-winning books about her experiences before, during and after the Holocaust, Aranka Davidowitz Siegal turns 91… TV journalist and the author of 13 books, Jeff Greenfield turns 78… Physical...

Levine said expanding the budget would allow the office to contract more efficiently with community groups and work with...
06/09/2021
Manhattan borough president candidate Mark Levine calls for doubling hate crimes budget

Levine said expanding the budget would allow the office to contract more efficiently with community groups and work with city agencies that can be mobilized to prevent hate crimes.

Levine said expanding the budget would allow the office to contract more efficiently with community groups and work with city agencies that can be mobilized to prevent hate crimes.

The secretary of state was pressed from by Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the details of the administration’s pl...
06/09/2021
Blinken dodges questions on Iran negotiations during Senate hearings

The secretary of state was pressed from by Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the details of the administration’s plans to deal with Iran.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken was grilled on a range of aspects of the administration’s plans for dealing with Iran during Senate hearings.

Recent travel to Israel by several 2024 hopefuls is turning the Jewish state into a must-visit campaign stop.
06/09/2021
For GOP hopefuls, Israel is the new Iowa

Recent travel to Israel by several 2024 hopefuls is turning the Jewish state into a must-visit campaign stop.

After the recent round of intense fighting between Israel and Hamas, several Republican politicians have visited Israel or announced plans to do so. One of the first to announce travel plans was Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, who arrived in Israel days after a cease-fire was announced. Sens. Ted Cruz (R...

#DailyKickoff: Israel is the new Iowa + The Macher returns
06/09/2021
Daily Kickoff: Israel is the new Iowa + The Macher returns

#DailyKickoff: Israel is the new Iowa + The Macher returns

Producer and screenwriter, Aaron Benjamin Sorkin turns 60… Standup comedian Jackie Mason turns 93… Longtime journalist at CBS and the founding director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, Marvin Kalb turns 91… Retired Israeli diplomat who served as ambassador to Italy and France, and Worl...

In ‘Life on the Line,’ New York Times reporter Emma Goldberg highlights six med school grads grinding through the pandem...
06/08/2021
Rookie doctors in the COVID ward push through the grief

In ‘Life on the Line,’ New York Times reporter Emma Goldberg highlights six med school grads grinding through the pandemic’s first wave.

In ‘Life on the Line,’ NYT reporter Emma Goldberg highlights six med school grads grinding through the pandemic’s first wave.

The secretary of state testified on Monday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a subcommittee of the House Ap...
06/08/2021
Blinken covers Iron Dome, Hamas, Gaza aid, Iran deal in House hearings

The secretary of state testified on Monday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken testified on Monday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

The New York City councilmember is vying to become the next Brooklyn borough president.
06/08/2021
Robert Cornegy’s crowning heights

The New York City councilmember is vying to become the next Brooklyn borough president.

Councilmember Robert Cornegy is now competing for the more high-profile role of Brooklyn borough president

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