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Jeffrey Katzenberg, Marc Lasry and Nikki Fried make the list of the 800 biggest campaign fundraisers.
11/03/2020
Prominent Jewish donors among top Biden bundlers

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Marc Lasry and Nikki Fried make the list of the 800 biggest campaign fundraisers.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Marc Lasry and Nikki Fried make the list of the 800 biggest campaign fundraisers

The former House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Congress against not seizing the moment to get justice for victims of ...
11/03/2020
Former Rep. Ed Royce urges Congress to move fast on Sudan deal

The former House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Congress against not seizing the moment to get justice for victims of terror.

Royce praised an agreement that ensures Sudan will pay $335 million to the families of Americans killed in the 1998 embassy bombings

Daily Kickoff: An Election Day guide + The Silicon Valley VC who decamped to Wisconsin
11/03/2020
Daily Kickoff: An Election Day guide + The Silicon Valley VC who decamped to Wisconsin

Daily Kickoff: An Election Day guide + The Silicon Valley VC who decamped to Wisconsin

Israeli singer Sarit Hadad has released a new single, “When It’s All Over” — featuring her daughter, Noya — about all the post-COVID experiences she is longing for. Major League Baseball pitcher with more career victories (174) than any other Jewish pitcher, Ken Holtzman turns 75…  Ch...

Daily Kickoff: ‘Tehran’ actress Liraz Charhi + A look at Rose vs. Malliotakis in NY11 and Shalala vs. Salazar in Miami B...
11/02/2020
Daily Kickoff: ‘Tehran’ actress Liraz Charhi + A look at Rose vs. Malliotakis in NY11 and Shalala vs. Salazar in Miami Beach

Daily Kickoff: ‘Tehran’ actress Liraz Charhi + A look at Rose vs. Malliotakis in NY11 and Shalala vs. Salazar in Miami Beach

Israeli singer Keren Peles released her new single yesterday, titled “There is no end to the night,” that she composed during Israel’s second coronavirus wave. Professor of economics at MIT, her primary expertise is in public finance and health economics, she won a MacArthur “Genius” fello...

Groups launched on social media and WhatsApp have amassed small followings in some Orthodox communities — where the majo...
10/30/2020
The clusters of New York Orthodox Jews backing Biden

Groups launched on social media and WhatsApp have amassed small followings in some Orthodox communities — where the majority back Trump.

Groups launched on social media and WhatsApp have amassed small followings in some Orthodox communities

Who tuned into which webcasts this week? Get the full stats here.
10/30/2020
Who’s watching what, Week 32

Who tuned into which webcasts this week? Get the full stats here.

As in-person convenings across the country have been rendered impossible due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have taken to the internet to connect with supporters and expand their reach. Since the start of the pandemic, Jewish Insider has compiled statistics, released weekly, on the webin...

“The debate is over. Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party became institutionally antisemitic."
10/30/2020
Former Labour leader Corbyn suspended from party

“The debate is over. Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party became institutionally antisemitic."

The suspension comes after an independent EHRC report on antisemitism found ‘unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination’ during his tenure

Daily Kickoff: Marilyn Strickland vs. Beth Doglio in Washington State + When voters meet on WhatsApp
10/30/2020
Daily Kickoff: Marilyn Strickland vs. Beth Doglio in Washington State + When voters meet on WhatsApp

Daily Kickoff: Marilyn Strickland vs. Beth Doglio in Washington State + When voters meet on WhatsApp

At the Embassy in Jerusalem on Friday, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman presented the first American passport with ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ as the listed birthplace to Menachem Zivotofsky, whose efforts to obtain the listing went before the United State Supreme Court in Zivotofsky v. Kerry an...

VP of content policy Monika Bickert says the company is "taking input" from Jewish groups over content moderation decisi...
10/29/2020
Facebook content policy chief explains Holocaust denial ban

VP of content policy Monika Bickert says the company is "taking input" from Jewish groups over content moderation decisions.

VP of content policy Monika Bickert says company is ‘taking input’ from Jewish groups over content moderation decisions

Baseball trailblazer Justine Siegal never let rejection slow her down. "The more I was told I should quit, the more I wa...
10/29/2020
A league of her own

Baseball trailblazer Justine Siegal never let rejection slow her down. "The more I was told I should quit, the more I wanted to keep playing."

Baseball coach Justine Siegal made history when she became the first female MLB coach. Now she works to inspire others

Daily Kickoff: In the San Diego race between Ammar Campa-Najjar and Darrell Issa, a spotlight on Israel in the closing d...
10/29/2020
Daily Kickoff: In the San Diego race between Ammar Campa-Najjar and Darrell Issa, a spotlight on Israel in the closing days

Daily Kickoff: In the San Diego race between Ammar Campa-Najjar and Darrell Issa, a spotlight on Israel in the closing days

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor of The New Yorker since 1998, David Remnick turns 62…  Haifa-born director and screenwriter of animated and live-action films including “The Lord of the Rings,” Ralph Bakshi turns 82… Dean emeritus of the Yale School of Management, Jeffrey E. ...

Biden's top foreign policy advisor spoke exclusively to JI about the campaign's approach to the Middle East.
10/28/2020
Tony Blinken’s Biden spiel

Biden's top foreign policy advisor spoke exclusively to JI about the campaign's approach to the Middle East.

Biden’s top foreign policy advisor applauds the Abraham Accords as a 'positive step' to Mideast peace, but maintains that 'ignoring the Israel-Palestine dimension doesn't make it go away'

The Democratic Senate candidate is resisting calls for him to drop out of the race and clear the way for his Democratic ...
10/27/2020
Matt Lieberman won’t back down

The Democratic Senate candidate is resisting calls for him to drop out of the race and clear the way for his Democratic opponent.

The Democrat running in Georgia’s crowded Senate special election says he’ll stick it out despite polls that suggest he may be a spoiler candidate

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