JTA: From Iran sanctions to asylum restrictions, here’s what Jews are watching in Trump’s chaotic lame-duck period

November 13, 2020

By Ron Kampeas

Halie Soifer, who directs the Jewish Democratic Council of America, was on the Obama transition team in 2008-2009, working on U.N. issues. A delay, she said, “jeopardizes our democracy and poses an acute threat to our national security. The briefings and clearances provided during a presidential transition lay the necessary groundwork for an incoming administration’s national security team.”