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  • Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance

    September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.

    Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...

  • Senate letter urges Obama to keep talks going

    September 21, 2010 | 3:03 pm

    A letter is circulating among U.S. senators urging President Obama to keep the Israelis and Palestinians at the negotiating table.

    The letter, initiated by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), thanks Obama for...

  • Barely months into talks, will the freeze freeze a peace deal?

    September 21, 2010 | 3:00 pm

    When the fat lady sings on Sept. 26, it may only be an intermission.

    That’s the word from an array of Mideast experts across the political spectrum. They are predicting that the seeming intractability between Israel and the Palestinians over whether Israel extends a settlement...

  • Barak, Abbas hold secret meeting

    August 31, 2010 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly met secretly with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the eve of peace talks.

    Barak met with Abbas Sunday night in Amman, Israeli media reported, hours after meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah at his palace. Barak...

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  • Palestinians will leave peace talks over freeze

    August 23, 2010 | 10:44 am

    The Palestinians will withdraw from peace talks with Israel if construction in the settlements resumes, Mahmoud Abbas told the Mideast Quartet.

    In a letter delivered Sunday to representatives of the Quartet grouping of the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European...

  • Israelis, Palestinians warming to ‘Clinton parameters’

    July 1, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Support for the “Clinton parameters” has increased among Israelis and Palestinians, a new poll showed.

    Palestinians were split evenly at 49 percent on whether to accept the overall parameters; Israelis supported them, 52 percent to 38 percent.

    The poll, published Tuesday, was...

  • Reid to Clinton: ‘Reduce tension with Israel’

    April 27, 2010 | 10:19 am

    The U.S. Senate majority leader has called on Hillary Clinton to “reduce recent tensions with Israel.”

    In a letter sent April 23 to the U.S. secretary of state, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also called on Clinton to work with the Congress to complete action on Iran sanctions legislation...

  • Clinton to P.A.: talk

    April 15, 2010 | 10:13 pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the Palestinian Authority to join negotiations with Israel.

    “We strongly urge President Abbas and his government to join negotiations with Israel now,” the U.S. Secretary of State said Thursday evening, addressing a Center for Middle East Peace dinner.

    ...
  • Clinton, Bush to Appear Together During 2010 AJU Lecture Series

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 11, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Two former presidents will share the stage when American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series returns in early 2010. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at Universal’s Gibson Amphitheatre on Feb. 22, the university...

  • Doctor Calms Radiation Fears With Nature Photos

    By Rachel Heller

    March 11, 2009 | 3:29 am

    The walls of Dr. Bernard Lewinsky’s office resemble the pages of a National Geographic calendar: sweeping lake vistas and verdant forests brush up against sculptured rock formations and sun-mottled Yosemite hills. Looking at his photographs, patients remember vacations, times when...

  • Clinton: Palestinian Relief Aimed at Statehood

    March 2, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    The United States will use Palestinian emergency relief as a platform toward a two-state solution, Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

    The U.S. secretary of state formally announced the U.S. contribution of $900 million at an international donors’ conference Monday in the Egyptian...

  • What can Hillary Clinton do for U.S.?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 21, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    You’ve likely heard that President-elect Obama and his former opponent for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Clinton, are working out final details before she becomes his Secretary of State.

    That would make Clinton the U.S. liaison to foreign leaders. In other words, she would be almost as tasked with repairing our image abroad, at least when it comes to working with officials, as Obama.

    Good choice?

  • Rahm Emanuel is a fighting policy wonk with a Jewish soul [VIDEO]

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 13, 2008 | 1:03 am

    Political insight, killer in a fight, Yiddishkayt -- it's an inseparable package when it comes to Rahm Emanuel, say those who know President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be the next White House chief of staff.

    Since his days as a fundraiser and then a "political adviser" -- read:...

  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

  • Politicizing Iran:
    GOP spikes Obama sanctions bill, Dems scuttle Palin's rally gig

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 19, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Just when you thought it was safe to put the issue of Iran back in the bipartisan closet, out it roars into a food fight between the Republicans and Democrats.

    The two parties are tussling over who should have appeared at a Jewish-sponsored anti-Iran rally next week...

  • Ahmadinejad at the UN: Palin, elected officials disinvited from rally amid controversy

    By Ben Harris

    September 19, 2008 | 12:25 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Sarah Palin is being disinvited from the Jewish-sponsored Iran rally, sources told JTA.

    The move follows two days of controversy for organizers of Monday’s rally to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.

    The controversy erupted after...

  • VIDEO: JTA’s Wednesday Convention Summary

    August 28, 2008 | 1:24 am

    Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas summarize the jewish events of the day at the election, while attending a jstreet function in downtown Denver.

     

  • Yes, we Cain

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 26, 2008 | 5:50 pm

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  • Hillary Clinton and Capitol Hill Jesus

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 24, 2008 | 11:51 am

    Photo

    Speaking of “The Family,”, the secret fundamentalist group with a surprising hand in American and foreign politics, the organization is not, I repeat not, limited to Republicans. One prominent Democrat affiliated with this new world order is Hillary Clinton, who either isn’t the...

  • AIPAC, Persian tragedy, Christian support for Israel

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    AIPAC

    Do You think it is fair and balanced news to print only Sen. John McCain's comments to AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee]?

    I listened to Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hilary Clinton's comments and feel they deserve the same coverage in The Jewish Journal ("...
  • Hillary Clinton’s address to AIPAC, June 4, 2008

    June 5, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    Hillary Clinton’s prepared speech, AIPAC Conference, June 4, 2008

    Thank you all very, very much. Thank you. It is wonderful being here with all of you, among so many friends and I feel like this is a giant family reunion. The largest AIPAC gathering in history and I feel like I am...

  • Obama, Clinton on same page at AIPAC parley

    June 5, 2008 | 12:40 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—After months of seeking to paint each other as opposites on Middle East policy, U.S. Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were on the same page Wednesday at the AIPAC policy conference as they ripped into the Bush administration and John McCain on several fronts.

    ...
  • Israel is central to the Republican strategy in 2008

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 22, 2008 | 4:39 pm

    Have you noticed that Israel is making its way into the Republican talking points in a very big way as this campaign proceeds? This seems to be one of those 60th birthday gifts that leaves the recipient a little baffled and doubtful.

    While it is hardly news that Republicans have...
  • Saban accused of trying to bribe superdelegates

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 19, 2008 | 4:51 pm

    Haim Saban, a major financial supporter of Hillary Clinton, allegedly attempted to buy two superdelegates with a million-dollar gift to Young Democrats of America. Saban denied it, but the Huffington Post has some damaging information from four independent, and, of course, anonymous,...

  • Diversity lost

    By Gina Nahai

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Forgive me for going on about this. I keep promising myself I'll stop being outraged, turn off the radio and stop reading the papers. But if you'll permit me one more question here:
    Whatever happened to the Democrats being the party of tolerance and diversity?
    These days, it's...
  • Voice of reason in a sea of insanity,  Jewish Dodgers, Prager, archaeologists, politicians and peace

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Food Issues

    Rob Eshman's article about food issues is a voice of reason in a sea of insanity ("Food Issues," April 11).

    Much of the meaning behind the holiday is in its simplicity, as Rob indicates. Changing one's diet for seven or eight days obviously extends beyond the seders....
  • Clinton to Iran: We will ‘totally obliterate’ you

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 22, 2008 | 11:04 am

    A pair of Silversteins, Richard and Ken, drew my attention this morning to Hillary Clinton’s promise to wipe out Iran if it were to strike Israel with nukes in the near future. Here’s the story from Ha’aretz:

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, facing a crucial primary...

  • Is Hillary God’s choice for prez?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 14, 2008 | 10:41 am

    At the Democratic presidential forum last night, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked a question quite comical when considering the event’s host (Messiah College in Pennsylvania).

    There was a moment of levity on Sunday night when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked...

  • Briefs: U.S. House recognizes Jewish refugees from Arab lands,  Woody Allen sues American Apparel

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Woody Allen Sues Over Rabbi Billboard

    Woody Allen is suing a clothing company for advertisements showing the actor dressed as a rabbi. Allen filed a $10 million lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against American Apparel Inc. for using an image from one of the...

  • Richardson endorses Obama: Another turning point?

    By Pol Observer

    March 21, 2008 | 4:10 pm


    Today, New Mexico governor Bill Richardson endorsed Barack Obama for president. I’d call this a turning point for sure, if all previous turning points hadn’t simply turned out to be wrong turns that take us who knows where.

    But it certainly changes the chemistry of this race one...

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