February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pmWhen Republican presidential candidate John McCain recently addressed an influential Jewish group in the East, he told them, in answer to a question about Jonathan Pollard, that he felt the man had betrayed his country and he, McCain, was not in favor of releasing him from prison....
January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pmRep. Peter King (R-NY) isn't Jewish, but this week's political about-face by the Long Island lawmaker reflected a mounting problem for Jewish backers of Texas Gov. George Bush.
King, who had endorsed the GOP presidential frontrunner, abruptly switched horses and announced his support...
August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg strides through his district offices at a pace usually reserved for a commuter late to catch and early morning flight to Sacramento -- a situation with which the busy politician is all...
July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pmFirst lady Hillary Rodham Clinton touched all the Jewish and pro-Israel bases and avoided treacherous curve balls during a Tuesday appearance before more than 2,100 delegates at Hadassah's 85th national convention in Washington.
In a speech laced with nods to the Jewish community's...
January 14, 1999 | 7:00 pm
Ronald Lauder, the billionaire cosmetics heir, philanthropist and conservative political activist, has been unanimously selected by a nominating committee to become the next chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
The decision has ignited a...
October 29, 1998 | 7:00 pmOf all the candidates running for political office in the United States, it is a safe bet there is only one who:
* was named by People magazine as "one of the 50 most beautiful people in the galaxy" and dubbed The Hunk on the Hill while serving as U.S. congressman;
* read Martin...
June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm
The big political story that's emerged from last week's California primary is not the Davis-Lungren gubernatorial race nor the high-profile propositions. The big story is yet unfolding and takes us to a small corner of our town, in the east end of the San Fernando Valley. At this...
May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Binyamin Netanyahu (left) is "a Titanic about to run into an iceberg," says Ehud Barak (right). Netanyahu photo by Peter Halmagyi
Just after dawn two years ago today, May 29, 1996, the all-night vote count finally...
September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Kenneth Bob, a software executive from Long Island,N.Y., is registered to vote in this month's World Zionist Congresselections, but he's having a hard time deciding how to cast hisballot.
His vote, along with those mailed in by 149,370other registered voters, will determine the makeup...