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  • Christie’s Weiner

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 13, 2014 | 10:38 am

    I did not have sex with that bridge.

    That was Chris Christie’s Hail Mary play at his press conference last week.  He looked us in the eye, he told us he’d done nothing wrong and he prayed it would turn out better for him with George Washington than it did for Bill Clinton with...

  • Foreign policy: In favor of Romney

    October 17, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    [Related: In favor of Obama]

    Mitt Romney likes to recount a conversation he had with Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, back when he was governor of Massachusetts. Peres told him that “America is unique in the history of the world for its willingness to sacrifice so many...

  • May 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 15, 2012 | 5:22 am

    Meridor: Thanks to sanctions, Iran is not rushing full speed to the bomb

    In a wide-ranging interview, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor talks to David ‎Horowitz of the Times of Israel about Iran, as well as a settlement freeze, the peace ‎process and the future of the peace...

  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 8, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, all...

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  • Rice, Powell and Albright: Friends in ‘Retirement’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 1, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Monday evening, Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and...

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Colin Powell

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 20, 2008 | 1:15 am

    Listening to Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama, I had the same divided feelings I did last spring, when I heard him speak at my daughter's high school graduation.

    He had come because he knew the family of another senior in the class well enough to accept the invitation. An hour...
  • Powell: Keeping Muslims out of White House isn’t American

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 19, 2008 | 9:04 pm

    Not lost in Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama were the former secretary of state’s remarks about Muslim Americans.

    “I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, ‘Well, you know that Mr....

  • Colin Powell endorses Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 19, 2008 | 4:10 pm

    Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama had been expected. And today, on “Meet the Press,” Powell made it official:

    Mr. Powell told Tom Brokaw, the host of “Meet the Press,” that he had been disturbed in recent weeks by the negative tone of Mr. McCain’s campaign,...

  • The Nation and The World

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Powell Heads to Israel

    Secretary of State Colin Powell is slated to travel to Israel. Powell will hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials next Sunday and Monday, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department announced. The talks are expected to focus on how to restart peace...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Kerry to Get Holocaust Records

    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will be given records about relatives who were killed during the Holocaust. The presumptive Democratic nominee recently learned that his paternal grandmother's brother and sister, both Jewish, were killed by the Nazis....

  • Plan in Motion

    By Matthew E. Berger

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Neither the United States nor Israel wants the Jewish State involved in an anticipated war against Iraq. To minimize the chances of that happening, however, Israel has become very involved in planning an attack.

    U.S.-Israel coordination becomes ever more crucial after U.S....

  • The Importance of Zinni

    By Michael W. Sonnefeldt

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most significant elements in Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech of Nov. 19 was the appointment of Anthony Zinni, the much-decorated and admired retired Marine Corps four-star general, as his Mideast envoy.

    Zinni's last post was as head of CENTCOM, the command that...

  • Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    UJC Taps Tisch for Top Post

    The United Jewish Communities (UJC) offered its top volunteer position to the president of UJA-Federation of Greater New York, according to a member of the UJC nominating committee.

    The source said James Tisch of New York was asked to replace fellow...

  • Different Tactics

    By Naomi Segal

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    If U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell made anything clear during his visit this week to Israel and the Palestinian-controlled city of Ramallah, it was that things have changed since President Clinton left office.

    First, there was the duration of his visit -- one day -- with...

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