In an open letter to President Obama, the president of the World Jewish Congress expressed concern over the deterioration in relations between Israel and the United States.
Ronald Lauder called on Obama to "end our public feud with Israel and to confront the real challenges that we face together," most importantly the Iranian nuclear threat.
Jewish community leaders across the country are buzzing nervously these days about a family feud within the Jewish philanthropic world that could help shape the political profile of American Jewry for years. It's one of those spats where both sides are a little bit right and a little bit wrong, and everyone else wishes they'd just cool off before they break something and get us all in trouble. So far, sadly, there's no sign of temperatures dropping.