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  • Yasser Arafat planned the second intifada, his widow says

    December 31, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    Yasser Arafat planned the second intifada, his widow said in a television interview.

    Suha Arafat said the late PLO leader told her about his plans in Paris immediately following the failed summit at Camp David in 2000 featuring Arafat, President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime...

  • Violence in Eastern Congo is our problem

    December 5, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    We’re staring down the barrel of another full-scale war in Congo. The M23 rebellion, launched in March 2012, last week stormed and seized Goma, a crucial town in eastern Congo. The M23 rebels already had been responsible for the displacement of more than half a million civilians —...

  • John McCain: Send Bill Clinton to negotiate Mideast peace

    November 18, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The United States needs to deploy a high-level envoy, like former President Bill Clinton, to help negotiate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a top U.S. politician said on Sunday.

    Senator John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee...

  • Best-for-Israel President? Our Factor panel has the answer

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 3, 2012 | 11:34 am

    In our pre-election survey of the Israel Factor, we asked an unusual question that we found suitable for Election Day eve. “On a scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (great for Israel), please rank the following past presidents in retrospect”.

    Take a look at the outcome, followed by...

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  • [UPDATED] Berman v. Sherman: how Obama and Clinton fit in

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 24, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    President Bill Clinton was in Irvine yesterday, supporting a number of Democratic congressional candidates. And though Brad Sherman has touted Clinton’s signing on as his highest profile supporter, Sherman wasn’t on the list of candidates Clinton was pushing.

    Yesterday evening,...

  • Lewinsky to write tell-all memoir about affair with Clinton

    September 20, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    Monica Lewinsky reportedly is writing a memoir about her White House affair with President Bill Clinton.

    She will get $12 million for the tell-all book, the New York Post reported, citing friends of Lewinsky.

    Lewinsky, 39, is out for "revenge," according to the Post.

    The...

  • Debunking myths on Israel and U.S. foreign policy

    September 7, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Nowhere are the urban legends and mythologies more enduring and destructive than those that currently surround Israel and U.S. foreign policy.

    Here are five of the most popular myths that are worth unpacking and discrediting.

    Myth #1: Obama is Hostile to Israel

    Obama’s...

  • Israeli “Celine Dion,” Persian sensation Andy and a song of unity

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Performing at the Greek Theatre last weekend, 23-year-old Israeli singer and philanthropist Liel Kolet joined Iranian-Armenian pop star Andy for a song of peace.

    The power ballad, “We Hear Your Voice,” brought together Andy and Kolet and musicians from across the world,...

  • Knesset members urge Romney to release Pollard

    July 31, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Knesset leaders sent a letter to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney urging him to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard if elected president.

    The letter, according to The Jerusalem Post, was similar to letters sent to former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of...

  • Revived Israel Policy Forum aims to rise above partisan fray as a pragmatic pro-Israel voice

    June 19, 2012 | 10:20 am

    When President Bill Clinton chose in January 2001 to unveil his Clinton Parameters for Arab-Israel peacemaking, he chose an Israel Policy Forum gala to do it. Four years later, then-Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought the same audience to announce then-Prime Minister...

  • Advice for Romney: No ‘opposite’ please

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 19, 2012 | 7:07 am

    One of President Obama’s many mistakes when it comes to Israel was his ‎insistence on being the anti-Bush whenever possible. It was a mistake he ‎could have avoided, a decision against which he was advised by some of his ‎smarter advisors. President Bush didn’t leave office...

  • At Harvard, Dennis Ross takes another bite of the apple

    April 24, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Appearing considerably greyer than when he began negotiating the Oslo peace process for the Clinton Administration 18 years ago, former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross addressed Harvard University’s first Israel Conference April 20 on the topic of “Innovating the Peace Process.”...

  • Protestant leaders call for U.N. endorsement of Palestinian membership

    November 1, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    Leaders of four American Protestant denominations issued a statement endorsing the Palestinian U.N. bid for statehood.

    “The Palestinians deserve membership in the United Nations—not only on the basis of international law and basic fairness—but to help preserve a multi-religious...

  • Congress looks to punish Palestinians, but cuts to security aid pose dilemma

    October 4, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    If the Palestinians don’t pull back from their statehood push, congressional cuts in aid are inevitable, U.S. lawmakers say. Just how comprehensive such cuts will be, however, could end up depending on Israel’s stance on the issue.

    Lawmakers, lobbyists and congressional staffers...

  • Council takes first step on Palestinian U.N. bid

    September 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday took its first step on the Palestinian application to join the United Nations by handing it to a committee that will review and assess it in the coming weeks.

    The standing committee on the admission of new members to the world body is comprised...

  • Netanyahu rejects widespread criticism of homes plan

    September 28, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Western and Arab complaints that the planned construction of 1,100 new homes in Gilo on annexed land close to Jerusalem would complicate Middle East peace efforts.

    “Gilo is not a settlement nor an outpost. It is a...

  • Opinion: Moral dimension of Palestinian statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    September 27, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    I felt terribly guilty when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly: “Enough! It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.” How can we deny to others what we claim for ourselves?

    Let there be no...

  • U.S., EU condemn Israeli plan to expand settlement

    September 27, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Israel approved on Tuesday the construction of 1,100 settlement homes on annexed land in the West Bank, complicating global efforts to renew peace talks and defuse a crisis over a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.

    The plan was met with a chorus of Western criticism....

  • U.N. speech boosts Bibi’s ratings in Israel

    September 26, 2011 | 11:29 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity has climbed in Israel after a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations opposing a Palestinian bid for statehood, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

    The right-wing leader’s approval rating rose to 41 percent from 32 percent in a previous...

  • Israel police arrest Hamas lawmaker in East Jerusalem

    September 26, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Israeli police arrested a Hamas lawmaker on Monday who had been sheltering for more than a year in the International Red Cross (ICRC) offices in East Jerusalem, a police spokesman said.

    Ahmad Attoun had taken shelter in the ICRC building along with another Hamas legislator and a...

  • Opinion: The dangerous alternate Middle East reality

    September 23, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    This essay was first posted Wed., Sept. 21 on Huffington Post

    In the lead-up to the Palestinian application for full membership in the United Nations later this week, we can expect nation after nation to vilify the Jewish state and to walk out when Prime Minister Netanyahu takes the...

  • In U.N. speeches, Abbas, Netanyahu trade charges of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    September 23, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas outlined a vision for an independent Palestine that hewed to the two-state formula but also revived rhetoric that hearkened back to an era of Palestinian belligerence.

    Shortly after concluding his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, the Palestinian Authority...

  • Netanyahu to U.N.: Palestinians want state without peace [VIDEO]

    September 23, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Palestinians of wanting statehood without peace.

    “The truth is so far the Palestinians have refused to negotiate,” he said. “The truth is the Palestinians want a state without peace.”

    He said he and Israel genuinely want peace...

  • In U.S. speech, Abbas commits to two states, but amps up fiery rhetoric

    September 23, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas outlined a vision for an independent Palestine that hewed to the two-state formula but also revived rhetoric that hearkened back to an era of Palestinian belligerence.

    “We agree to establish the state of Palestine on only 22 percent of historical Palestine on all of...

  • In Ramallah, West Bank Palestinians divided between celebratory and cynical

    September 23, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    A larger-than-life sky-blue chair with the word “Palestine” dominates the center of Manara Square in downtown Ramallah.

    The Palestinian flag, a national symbol once banned by Israel, flies everywhere. Long banners of flags crisscross the square, huge flags decorate the sides of...

  • Opinion: We know Abbas will fail, but it'll be a Palestinian moral victory

    September 23, 2011 | 11:54 am

    A throng of young Palestinians charge the stage with what could easily be seen as malicious intent - if their vigorous stampede hadn’t been in sync with a performance of Dabke, the traditional Arabic folk dance that literally translates as “the stamping of the feet.”

    Former Israeli...

  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu isn’t interested in Mideast peace deal

    September 23, 2011 | 11:52 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Thursday.

    Speaking on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New...

  • The Berman v. Sherman race—so far

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    For those who want to catch up on the Jewish Journal’s coverage of the race between Reps. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) in California’s newly drawn 30th congressional district, here’s a roundup of the articles and entries we’ve...

  • 2 Jewish congressmen, 1 Valley district: Sherman lists endorsements, Berman waits

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 17, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    The next congressional election is more than a year away, and although California’s new political boundaries were formally approved on Aug. 15, Republicans are already considering launching a referendum to overturn them.

    But in the competition between two Jewish Democratic...

  • Who wants to be President?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    June 13, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    Newt Gingrich last week became the first candidate ever fired by his staff, as one wag noted, and if that proves a lethal blow to a doomed presidential campaign no one will be more disappointed than his old friend and collaborator Benjamin Netanyahu.  The two worked closely in the...

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