Here’s Rep. Gary Ackerman yesterday in Manhattan saying there could be serious problems if the finding in the U.N.’s Goldstone Report, which is critical of Israel’s response to violent activities in Gaza, is used as a standard to compare other countries.
He was speaking at a congressional breakfast Read More
Barack Obama is changing what it means to be a pro-Israel politician in America.
That much is obvious from the unusually thoughtful, nuanced and varied reactions by officials in New York—the world capital of Israel-boosterism—to his criticisms of the Netanyahu government’s settlement policies.
“I think Obama feels that this type of shock Read More
It’s easy to miss this amid this week’s criticisms of Michael Bloomberg for his unusually controlling attitude toward questions about his campaign, but his campaign’s Facebook page is becoming a model of officially sanctioned dissent.
In the face of an increasing number of critical comments from Facebook members, the campaign told Read More
Michael Bloomberg said today that he wants to start a new policy of taking campaign-related questions at his campaign events, in part so he does not have to field those inquiries when he’s at events acting in his capacity as mayor.
Until now, he has generally been resistant to the idea of Read More
Kirsten Gillibrand, it turns out, was exactly right about the Obama administration's willingness to apply pressure on a hawkish Israeli government.
Back in February, soon after Gillibrand's appointment to replace Hillary Clinton–and right around the time the Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu was forming a new government in Israel–she went further than most Democrats in Read More
According to Jose Serrano, Kirsten Gillibrand is going after the low-hanging fruit first.
In the days since Representative Steve Israel decided not to consider a primary against Gillibrand, following calls from President Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer, other members of the New York Congressional delegation have quickly lined Read More
–by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind Read More
Over the weekend, Michael Bloomberg put himself on the international stage with a one-day trip to Israel, where he met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and distributed dolls to children injured by the week-old conflict between Israel and Hamas.
It was his first trip to Israel in two Read More
At a cocktail party attended by Democratic elected officials and operatives on the evening of December 18 at Josie Wood's Pub on Waverly Place, political consultant Joseph Mercurio was enjoying a glass of merlot when a former associate and supporter of Andrew Cuomo approached to make some small talk. Before long, the discussion turned Read More
At a cocktail party attended by Democratic elected officials and operatives on the evening of December 18 at Josie Wood’s Pub on Waverly Place, political consultant Joseph Mercurio was enjoying a glass of merlot when a former associate and supporter of Andrew Cuomo approached to make some small talk. Before long, the discussion turned to Read More