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…

JDCA mourns the sudden death of Kevin Kamenetz

JDCA is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Baltimore County Executive and Maryland gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz. Kevin was a fixture of Democratic Party politics and leadership in Maryland for nearly twenty-five years. His belief in good governance inspired him to invest in public education, local economies, our environment, and building bridges and…

Jewish News: Trump withdraws US from Iran nuclear deal

With the stroke of a pen Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement… But Ron Klein, the chair of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, criticized the move. “This decision is yet another sign that President Trump remains committed to abdicating of our great…