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  • Obama walking a fine line on borders issue

    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...

  • Is Obama’s J-Dar off? Probing, once again, the ‘kishkes question’

    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...

  • NATION/WORLD BRIEFS: Durban Changes, Iran Strategy, Clinton to Speak

    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...

  • With the Republican base on the ropes, all eyes are on Florida —again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 8, 2008 | 12:22 am

    Most Jews live in three states, two of which, New York and California, are already in the bank for Sen. Barack Obama.

    It's the third one, Florida, that has the presidential campaigns in a frenzy. There are roughly 650,000 Jews in Florida, out of 18 million residents. Concentrated in...

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  • Being an African American candidate is different

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 6, 2008 | 12:48 am

    I never imagined that there would be an African American presidential nominee of a major party in my lifetime. Now that the Democrats are on the verge of nominating Sen. Barack Obama, I'm only just beginning to absorb how different it is. Most of what we know about black candidates...
  • Briefs: Mass Shoah grave discovered in Ukraine; Report: Israel wants to talk with Syria; German Jews decry aliyah push

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mass 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

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The fall season is upon us, with new books, movies and TV programs all vying for our attention as palliatives to the news of war, terrorism and melting ice caps. Even as the days get shorter and our own day of judgment looms imminent, we wonder: Is there a hero out there who can set...
  • Painful Lessons Emerge From War in Lebanon

    By Michael Berenbaum

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We 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...

  • Clinton Still Can’t Figure Arafat

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Summit Tackles Iran Nukes, College Strife

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    More than 1,000 pro-Israel activists from across the United States will meet in Los Angeles for the Oct. 30-31 National Summit on Foreign Policy and Politics of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    They will join former President Bill Clinton, Los Angeles...

  • DNC, ‘Daily Show’ and Davening

    By Janine Zacharia

    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 --...

  • Clinton in Tel Aviv

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    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...

  • A Beautiful Mind

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Acuity, passion, the ability to hold several conflicting ideas at the same time, a wide-ranging and detailed understanding of the world we live in, and an ability to articulate a broad intellectual and moral vision -- watching Bill Clinton last Monday night at the Universal...

  • Clinton Talks at UJ Series

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The United States must stay involved in the Middle East peace process, even when it appears to be failing, former President Bill Clinton urged more than 6,000 listeners Monday evening.

    Even though the United States may risk its prestige in an unsuccessful effort, "We will be judged...

  • The Battle for Peace

    By Helen Davis

    January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The acid test for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat came last week when he made his fateful visit to the White House to discuss Bill Clinton's framework agreement -- a roadmap designed to set the parameters for negotiating the tough issues that separate Israel and the Palestinians....

  • Last Call

    By Eric Silver

    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,...

  • Playing by the Rules

    By Linda Feldman

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    When 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...
  • A Woman’s Voice

    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...

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