Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. Many groups are devoting significant time and resources to opposing the agreement and attempting to prevent its approval by Congress out of a ...
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The 10th Jewish American Heritage Month is nearing its final week, with President Barack Obama set to mark the occasion with a speech at a Washington synagogue, and the celebration raises an interesting question:
What is it about Jews and entertainment?
That is, why does the...
November 2, 2012 | 3:26 am
Writing in the National Interest, Rajan Menon lays out his vision for an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.
A negotiated settlement would have to include provisions allowing Iran some level of enrichment but one well below what...
July 12, 2012 | 9:30 am
This is the second part in an ongoing debate with Prof Steven M. Cohen of the Hebrew Union College, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. The first part is here. We will be discussing many issues over the next few weeks, and readers are more than...
June 26, 2012 | 2:13 am
Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Professor Gil Troy reprimands the American Jewish community for its abandonment of the word ‘Zionist’, even though it clearly subscribes to the philosophy.
American Jews’ gutless...
June 8, 2012 | 3:20 pm
Dr. Steven F. Windmueller, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and author of “The Unfolding of the Third American Jewish Revolution”, discusses the past, present and future responses of the...
April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am
Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city waged around him.
Report of a two-hour cease...
February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm
Gallup reports from Israel and the West Bank on Israeli public opinion regarding the Middle East peace process
When, after seven years of violence, President George W. Bush brought the Israelis and Palestinians together last November to resume peace talks at Annapolis, right-wing...
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June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Should the United States try to reform the United Nations, or give up on it? Tough choice.
On the one hand, the United Nations is the only club that every nation can join. It has become the principal source of international law. It embodies humanity's hopes for international...
September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm
"The clear choice for president of the United States for the American Jewish community is Gov. George W. Bush of Texas." Four years ago in a similar article, I argued for our community to support then-Gov. Bush in the 2000 presidential election.
I urge you to look back at what has...
January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm
There is a gathering hysteria in the American Jewish community that is dangerously self-destructive. Life as a Jew these days may not be -- is not -- a bed of roses, but neither is it a bed of thorns. Yet to hear some in our community tell it, thorns are all there are.
December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pmIsrael is on its way to becoming a back-burner issue in much of the American Jewish community. Studies show that the younger the Jew, the less connection he or she feels to what is, let's try to remember, the Jewish homeland. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, which used...
November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pmA curious thing happened in the pages of The Jewish Journal the week of Nov. 20. During a period when a host of issues of major importance to the American Jewish community were occuring that commanded front page attention elsewhere, The Journal chose to devote the cover story and an...
November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pmAbe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says that he's opening up a new front in his organization's 85-year campaign to protect Jews from defamation. This new fight is a little different from battles past, though, because its target is other Jews.
August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm
The reluctance of the popular comedian and others to lend theirtalents to the event reflect the growing strains between largesegments of the American Jewish community and Israel, centered on thelegitimacy and treatment of non-Orthodox Jews in Israel.
Last week, the widening chasm...
August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm
"We're winding up our operations and terminating our relationship with the U.S. government," said Joseph DeSutter, executive director of the Washington-based organization. "For all intents and purposes, we're out of business."
Builders for Peace was born in the wake of the September...