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Netanyahu’s Approval Underwater – In the United States

03/31/2015 7:08 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu may have captured the hearts of many Israelis in Israel’s elections earlier this month, by seeding fear about a looming bad deal with Iran.


Poll: 62% of Americans Want Congress to Have Final Say on Iran Deal

03/30/2015 7:42 PM Updated: 11 hours ago

As talks between world powers and Iran enter critical day of deadline for a nuclear deal, a new poll published Monday showed a plurality of Americans

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Local Pols Join Jewish Orgs’ Passover Food Distribution in Brooklyn [Photos]

03/30/2015 12:13 PM Updated: 19 hours ago

Local Brooklyn elected officials and representatives of the City’s top leaders lent a hand on Sunday at the annual pre-Passover food distribution centers across the borough,

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Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Announce Budget Deal, Including Ethics Reform

03/30/2015 1:28 AM

(Reuters). New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers,

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Hillary: US-Israel Relations Must Return to ‘Constructive Footing’

03/29/2015 8:22 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Former Secretary of State and the front runner for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton issued a strong defense of the US-Israel relationship, after the Obama administration made

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Potential Dem Presidential Candidate, Martin O’Malley Says He Supports Obama on Iran

03/29/2015 1:37 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who’s considering a challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential primaries, walked a fine line on Sunday when asked about

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Senate Majority Leader Visits Israel As Iran Nuke Talks Enter ‘Endgame’

03/29/2015 12:27 PM

Amid a looming deal with Iran and a growing rift with the Democratic US administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted Sunday morning a delegation of

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Jonas Family to Host Fundraiser for Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday

03/29/2015 12:06 AM Updated: 2 days ago

Senator Lindsey Graham, a potential Republican presidential candidate, will attend a Jewish fundraiser sponsored by NORPAC at the home of Jocelyn & Shmuel Jonas in Englewood,

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Rabiner Formally Announced Winner in Bloomingburg Board of Trustee Election

03/28/2015 10:53 PM Updated: 2 days ago

The Hasidic challenger to incumbent Katherine Roemer was formally announced the winner in the race for a Village of Bloomingburg Board of Trustee seat, after court


PHOTOS: JP Forum Hosts 2nd Forum on Counterterrorism and National Security Issues

03/27/2015 12:58 PM Updated: 3 days ago

Jewish Political Updates hosted on Wednesday its second community forum, in a series of bimonthly meetings on Jewish-related issues.  The discussion forum took place at the

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In Post-Silver Era, No Shabbos Break in Albany Budget Negotiations

03/27/2015 11:48 AM Updated: 3 days ago

One of the indications that Albany has passed beyond the Shelly Silver era will clock in on Friday at sundown, when Assembly Democrats will be staying through

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British PM Cameron Admits Mistakes, Asks for Second Chance in May 7 Elections 

03/26/2015 7:06 PM Updated: 4 days ago

(Reuters). Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday conceded he’d made mistakes during his five years in power during a special pre-election interview, but implored voters to

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NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Visits Matzah Bakery Ahead Of Passover [Video+Photos]

03/26/2015 11:44 AM

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer visited Thursday morning a matzah bakery in Borough Park, as part of a Brooklyn tour ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover

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President Rivlin Tasks Netanyahu with Forming a New Government

03/25/2015 2:26 PM Updated: 5 days ago

President Reuven Rivlin tasked incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the next government Wednesday evening, after receiving the official election results from Central Election Committee

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Rockland Jewish Community Activists Defend Video Comparing Local Anti-Semitism To Nazi Germany

03/25/2015 12:37 PM Updated: 5 days ago

A video produced by activists of the Hasidic community in Rockland County is making waves online, in what seems to have become a civil war between

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New Campaign Targets Cuomo In Push to Save Education Tax Credit Legislation

03/24/2015 10:50 PM Updated: 6 days ago

With a week to go, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie are under mounting pressure to include the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC), a

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Felder Hand Delivers Thousands of EITC Petitions to State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion

03/24/2015 2:13 PM Updated: 6 days ago

State Senator Simcha Felder (D-Felder) on Tuesday hand delivered to the State Capitol thousands of petitions signed by families of the Orthodox Jewish community, calling on

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Borough President Adams, Local Electeds Tout Importance of Installing Smoke Detectors

03/24/2015 11:20 AM

Flanked by Local elected officials and leader of the Orthodox Jewish community, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced on Monday a borough-wide fire safety education campaign,

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Biden: Jews Must ‘Speak Out Every Time Anti-Semitism Raises its Ugly Head’

03/24/2015 10:32 AM

US Vice President Joseph Biden urged Jewish leaders on Monday to “speak out every time antisemitism raises its ugly head,” as he vowed to do the

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Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Sassoon Family

03/23/2015 5:39 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent Monday a condolence letter to the Sassoon family which lost seven children Saturday morning in a fire in Brooklyn. The children

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