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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Source: Screenshot.

Sanders endorses Omar for re-election to Minnesota seat

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, announced the senator on Wednesday. “@IlhanMN is a woman of incredible strength. We need her leadership in Congress. I’m...
Jerusalem on the day of dedicating the new U.S. embassy after it was moved there from Tel Aviv, May 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Democratic Party advances platform, including language on Israel

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Members of the drafting committee voted to approve the language of the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform in a virtual meeting on Wednesday ahead of the July 27 vote by the full 187-member platform committee,...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Credit: Leopaltik1242/Wikimedia Commons.

Pelosi endorses Omar for re-election to Minnesota seat

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, announced Omar’s campaign on Monday. In touting endorsements from Pelosi and Minnesota House of Representatives Speaker...
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Engel faces toughest race yet, he says, with concerns about Mideast policy in mind

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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said the New York primary next week—what he’s calling “the toughest race” he has faced yet—involves more than just fighting to keep his congressional seat. “We’re battling for the heart and soul of...
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), left, with Israeli President Rivlin in Jerusalem on May 29, 2019. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Is longtime pro-Israel congressman Eliot Engel in trouble?

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Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) is having a rough week. First, the pro-Israel Jewish lawmaker was caught in a hot-mic moment on Tuesday, and on Wednesday fellow New York Democratic congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
Images of Israeli and American flags are projected on the Old City walls following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Former Democrat national security officials call for tougher stance on Israel

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Ahead of U.S. elections in November, the Democratic Party platform should include language critical of Israel, express sympathy with the Palestinians and call for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said more than...
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) speaking at a Veteran's Day event. Credit: Brad Sherman via Facebook.

Rep. Brad Sherman represents Los Angeles district with a focus on ‘tikkun olam’

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Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman has been in Congress since 1997, currently serving California’s 30th Congressional District. Previously, Sherman, 65, represented the state’s 27th and 24th Congressional Districts before they were redrawn. Sherman, who is Jewish, and...
Entry sign to the state of Florida. Credit: Flickr.

Biden campaign launches Jewish outreach effort in Florida

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The Democratic presidential campaign of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden started a Jewish outreach initiative in Florida, where there are as many as 650,000 Jews—a good number of them seniors—on Sunday ahead of the state’s primary...
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). Credit: Jamie Raskin via Facebook.

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin on anti-Semitism, white supremacy, BDS and Iran

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Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin has been in Congress since Jan. 3, 2017, serving Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. Previously, he was a Maryland state senator and eventually was named the state senate’s majority whip. As a...
AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr speaking at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2, 2020. Credit: AIPAC.

Bipartisan ‘foundation’ on Israel in danger, warns AIPAC CEO at conference enmeshed in politics

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WASHINGTON—The theme of this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference was billed as “Today. Tomorrow. Together,” the essence of which seemed to be lost in all the political noise associated with 2020 Democratic presidential candidates deciding...