Virginia Dems see election success as big step forward

A series of victories for Democrats in Virginia last week was cause for celebration among Jewish politicians in the commonwealth, as well as party members at the national level. In the governor’s race, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) defeated Republican challenger Ed Gillespie on Nov. 7, 54 percent to 45 percent — a margin of… Read More

Students fail in College Park election

University of Maryland students Alex Tobin and Zack Miller came up short last week in their quest to become the first undergraduate students elected to the College Park City Council. Tobin, a junior, finished in fourth place in the District 2 race. He received 81 votes. The winners were incumbents P.J. Brennan and Monroe Davis… Read More

New Jewish Dems group aims for shakeup in 2018

Fresh off of Democratic electoral victories in Virginia and New Jersey, a new group of Jewish Democrats announced its existence Wednesday, and vowed to strengthen ties between the party and Israel, oppose what it says is the Trump administration’s tolerance of neo-Nazis and galvanize the Jewish community to elect Democrats in 2018 and beyond. With… Read More

Groups see surge in activism since election

Rebecca Ennen clearly remembers the raw emotions of the day after Donald Trump’s election as president. Ennen, deputy director of the progressive nonprofit Jews United for Justice, was in the group’s Washington office. JUFJ had put the word out to its volunteers, donors, petition-signers and anyone else to come by if they were in need… Read More

Haley tells IAC “it’s a new day” at the UN

The United States ambassador to the United Nations told a Washington audience of Israeli-Americans Saturday night that she will not tolerate anti-Israel bias that has long existed in that international body. “As long as I am at my post, Israel will not be alone,” said ambassador Nikki Haley while speaking at the Israeli American Council’s… Read More