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Notes from the Herzliya Conference

By Shmuel Rosner

March 13, 2013 | 7:33 am

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Tel Aviv on Nov. 27, 2012. Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters

Do you really want to go inside?” a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference, a global policy conference. “You know,” he said, “it’s Tzipi Livni... read full article

  • Meir Soloveichik vs. David Wolpe: Two rabbis, two parties, two political philosophies

    by Daniel Treiman, JTA

    September 6, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed from the podium by prominent American rabbis.

    The Democrats had Rabbi David Wolpe, a best-selling author and leader of a...

  • So, how many Jews will vote for Mitt Romney?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    Here is a truism we all already know: Jews are news. The fact is, no matter how tiny the American Jewish community might be — between 1.5 and 2 percent of the population — the battle for Jewish votes will be extensively reported and analyzed.

    Over the last several decades,...

  • Three top Jewish women activists endorse Obama

    JTA

    June 5, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Three past and current leaders of Jewish women’s advocacy groups endorsed President Obama, citing their concerns about women’s rights.

    Nancy Ratzan, the immediate past president of the National Council of Jewish Women; Barbara Dobkin, the founding chairwoman of the Jewish Women’s...

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  • Feinstein accepts J Street endorsement

    JTA

    May 31, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein accepted the endorsement of J Street’s political action committee.

    Feinstein (D-Calif.), who is seen as a mainstream pro-Israel politician, joins Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) as Senate...

  • Adelson and Romney meet

    JTA

    May 30, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Mitt Romney met with Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who took aim at Romney’s presidential campaign by substantially backing challenger Newt Gingrich.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and likely Republican presidential candidate, met for 45 minutes Tuesday...

  • Romney to meet with Jewish donors

    JTA

    May 23, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    Mitt Romney is meeting with about 30 major Jewish donors to his presidential campaign as part of a “constituents day.”

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and all-but-certain Republican nominee for president, will meet for about an hour with the donors in Boston on Thursday.

    ...
  • Gingrich, bowing out, thanks Adelsons

    JTA

    May 3, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Newt Gingrich, bowing out of the race for the Republican presidential nod, thanked Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for helping to sustain his campaign.

    “We share a combined concern about the Middle East and a combined concern about American security and the survival of Israel,” Gingrich,...

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