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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Tag: Bill Clinton
June 13, 2011 | 4:32 pm
May 24, 2011 | 6:04 pm
Read David N. Myers’ counterpoint here.
One week ago, on May 19, President Barack Obama delivered powerful remarks on democracy and reform in the Middle East. He not only raised these normally hortatory ideals to top-tier U.S. interests, but he put the dictator of America’s most...
March 22, 2011 | 12:13 pm
Does President Obama need a “Shalom Chaver” moment a la Bill Clinton?
More fraught back-and-forth between the organized Jewish community and the Obama administration again has brought to the fore the question of what the president feels in his gut toward Israel and the Jewish...
April 16, 2009 | 1:41 am
U.S. Says Durban Changes Welcome But Insufficient
The United States commended changes in the draft document for “Durban II” but said more was needed to entice it into joining the anti-racism conference.
Jewish groups had welcomed the U.S. decision earlier this year not to...
October 8, 2008 | 12:22 am
August 6, 2008 | 12:48 am
Briefs: Mass Shoah grave discovered in Ukraine; Report: Israel wants to talk with Syria; German Jews decry aliyah push
June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pmMass Grave Discovered in Ukraine
The Associated Press reported Tuesday on the discovery in May of a previously unknown mass grave in southern Ukraine that may contain remains of thousands of Jews killed by the Nazis. The report says that the finding came by accident, when gas...
Michael Tolkin takes on L.A. excess, family dysfunction and private-school politics in sequel to his
September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pmWe are now four weeks into the war in Lebanon, five weeks into the crisis in Gaza, and it is time to consider what we have learned -- if anything.
For Jews on the left, a position where I comfortably situate myself politically and morally, this was a war that should not have...
November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Although he left the White House nearly five years ago, former President Bill Clinton is still deeply concerned about the Middle East and remains puzzled by his last-minute failure to advance peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
"There hasn't been one day since I left office that...
October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
So an Orthodox Jew is not the Democratic vice presidential nominee this year, like in 2000. And the wife of the vice presidential nominee is not named Hadassah. Yet, despite the absence of such central Jewish characters at the 2004 Democratic National Convention this week, Jews --...
January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Despite his administration's failure to bring peace to the Middle East, former President Bill Clinton still enjoys rock star-like popularity in Israel. That was amply demonstrated last Sunday night when Clinton received an honorary doctorate at Tel Aviv University from university...
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm
Early this month, Bill Clinton told the visiting Israeli justice minister, Yossi Beilin, that he was ready to devote the remaining weeks of his tenure to Middle East peacemaking. As a lame-duck president, he said, his calendar was clear.
In and around Washington this week,...
January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pmWhen I was a kid, we played in the streets --Ring-a-leevio, Uncle Sam May I Cross Your River? Red Light-GreenLight, Hide-and-Go-Seek. And marbles. Before a game, we made up ourown rules. Once everyone agreed to play by the same rules, thecompetition was fierce. If the rules were...
January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Thoughts of Monica Lewinsky consumed me thisweek. Her name, her face, the too intimate details of her life. Icouldn't escape the 24-year-old former White House intern whoseallegations against the president have brought on the worst politicalcrisis of the decade. No matter how much I...