american politics

Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as running mate

She is the first African American woman to run for vice president.

Why Ilhan Omar’s primary became the Jews' most watched pre-November vote

In multiple primaries this year, Israel advocates have poured resources into the campaigns of longtime Israel allies who ultimately lost.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
11/08/2020
Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., Ju
Joe Biden VP announcement expected by midweek

Biden said on multiple occasions that he would pick someone who will be ready to serve as president from day one.

Powerful Jewish women face same vicious tropes as Biden’s VP choice

It’s a trope as old as time — reframe a strong, ambitious woman as a b*tch. Pit two women against each other. Tell a woman to smile. What’s next?

By MEREDITH JACOBS/JTA
07/08/2020
A Jewish guide to Joe Biden’s VP short list

In that list is a range of opinions on Israel policy, varying levels of history with the Jewish community and multiple other X factors of interest to Jewish-American voters.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA , RON KAMPEAS/JTA
06/08/2020
US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook steps down

Elliott Abrams, who is now serving as special representative for Venezuela, will assume Hook's position in addition for his current role.

Aaron Keyak: 'Biden will re-engage with Iran for a diplomatic solution'

Keyak, who serves as Biden’s director for Jewish engagement, said that President Trump “proved that in the short life of JCPOA it achieved its goals.”

Alexander Vindman decries Trump’s 'efforts to undermine democracy'

Vindman had been set to be promoted to colonel, but learned that Trump planned to block his promotion.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/08/2020
Biden to hold fund raiser focusing on fighting antisemitism

The videoconference event will feature a conversation on the subject between two Jewish lawmakers – Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/08/2020
Trump to attend private fund raiser hosted by COVID-19 victim's family

Stanley Chera was a longtime leader in New York’s tight-knit Syrian Jewish community.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/08/2020
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