WJW: Will Soifer’s Rolodex boost pro-Israel Dems?

New head of the Jewish Democratic Council of America has Hill staffer experience In 2006, Halie Soifer was working for Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), George W. Bush was president and the Iraq War was raging. “That feels like a long time ago” she said with a laugh last week at WeWork on G Street, where…

Meet the national security expert who is leading the charge to keep Jews voting Democratic

Halie Soifer says her transition from national security expert to political operative started with a crisis of violence: the deadly neo-Nazi march last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Soifer says the march, which culminated in a car-ramming attack on counterprotesters that killed one and injured at least 20, spurred the establishment of the organization she now leads…

With Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, J Street PAC new endorses more than half of incumbent Dems

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The political action committee affiliated with J Street added Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to its list of endorsed senators, with the result that over half of the Senate’s Democratic caucus now has the endorsement of the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group. In its decade of existence,…

Al-Monitor: Jilted Democrats fume over Trump-Netanyahu lovefest

The Israeli government has been lapping it up, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praising the Donald Trump adminitrations’s “unvarnished” and “straightforward” envoy. But Democrats and left-leaning American Jews are warning that the lovefest between the Israeli and US right is further damaging the already strained bipartisan consensus in support of Israel, with potential costs to…

Jerusalem Post: Democrats criticize US envoy’s comments on partisan Israel support

Ron Klein, former congressman from Florida now chairing the Jewish Democratic Council of America, chastised Friedman for remarks that he said were “unprecedentedly partisan” coming from a sitting ambassador. “Ambassador Friedman should spend more time cultivating the historically bipartisan nature of the US-Israel partnership, as opposed to being politically divisive in his words and actions,…