Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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July's been a busy month for Pennsylvania's two Democratic senators -- at least on the foreign front. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey -- soon to be the state's senior senator -- returned July 11 from a nine-day, six-nation tour of the region that included stops in Israel and the West Bank. It was the second time in as many years that...
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As U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's record on Israel comes under increasing scrutiny -- it's the subject of a fierce advertising war making the rounds locally on television ads -- the aspiring senator is making inroads with some once-skeptical Jewish Democrats. The ad wars in Pennsylvania represent one of the rare instances of TV political advertising focused solely on Israel. It's...
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A new effort to attack U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's record on Israel has gone viral. A debate that has long been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Exponent has now made its way to MSNBCs "Morning Joe," and Web sites such as Politico, The Atlantic, Commentary, the Huffington Post and YouTube. But the stakes are now higher for...
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After a five-year legislative and lobbying effort to use the commonwealth's economic prowess to help isolate rogue regimes, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Iran and Sudan divestment legislation. And Jewish groups played a significant role in the effort. All that's required for the bill to become law is for Gov. Ed Rendell to sign it. He is expected to do...
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Until now, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter -- one of the most influential Jewish politicians of the last 30 years -- has been known as a political escape artist, achieving electoral victories in the face of probably defeat. Supporters say that the son of an immigrant from Russia, who went from being the lone Jewish kid in Russel, Kan., to the...
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