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  • Letters to the editor: Shangri-La, Theodore Bikel, Hillary Clinton and more

    September 17, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Judging Justice

    Rob Eshman’s arguments for overturning the verdict appear to be sound; but are they based upon the evidence presented at the trial? (“The Shangri-La Charade,” Sept. 12.) If so, then of course the verdict should be overturned by the justices of the appellate court....

  • Brands make lousy lovers

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 8, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    What brand doesn’t belong on this list?  Amazon, Uber, Yelp, Hillary.

    It’s a trick question. They all belong. In recent days, they’ve all been making it harder for their fans to love them.

    I loved Amazon at first sight. Later, when it killed Borders, I forgave it, and called it...

  • Henry Kissinger recovering from heart surgery

    July 16, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is recovering from heart surgery at a New York City hospital.

    Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital replaced an aortic valve in his heart on Tuesday. Kissinger, 91, is resting comfortably, according to a statement released by the...

  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    July 15, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said.

    Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to...

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  • New Nixon tapes show more anti-Semitism

    August 22, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    President Richard Nixon is heard in the last set of his White House tapes making anti-Semitic statements in discussions with visitors to the Oval Office and by telephone.

    The 340 hours of tapes, which cover from April 9, 1973 to July 12, 1973, were released Wednesday by the Nixon...

  • Henry Kissinger hospitalized in New York after fall at home

    March 5, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to a New York hospital on Tuesday after a fall at his home and was expected to be released later in the day, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center said in a statement.

    A hospital spokeswoman declined to give more details.

    Kissinger, 89, has remained a leading voice on U.S. foreign policy since serving Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the 1970s.

    Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Sandra Maler

  • Helmut Sonnenfeldt, top adviser to Kissinger, dies at 86

    November 21, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    Helmut Sonnenfeldt, the top adviser to former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, has died.

    Sonnenfeldt, who was credited with playing a key role in forming the Nixon administration’s policy of detente with the Soviet Union, died on Nov. 18. He was 86. His wife, Marjorie, said he...

  • Yom Kippur thoughts on war, peace, and the lessons of history

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 3:51 am

    I moderated a panel Sunday in which three historians disagreed with one another on the core failure of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. I know these three historians – Amiram Ezov, Uri Bar-Joseph, Yigal Kipnis - and I was the editor in charge of the book each has published in the last two...

  • Kissinger staffer: Ex-secretary of state didn’t make ‘no Israel’ quote

    September 24, 2012 | 9:32 am

    A staffer for Henry Kissinger denied that the former U.S. secretary of state said that Israel will not be in existence in 10 years.

    "It's not a misquote," Tara Butzbaugh, who works in Kissinger's New York office, told JTA on Monday, referring to an item in Cindy Adams' New York Post gossip column. "He didn't say it."

    Adams in her column posted Sept. 17 wrote that "Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated -- and I quote the statement word for word: 'In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.' "

  • Kissinger: Moment of truth on Iran within months

    June 19, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    Henry Kissinger, upon receiving Israel’s presidential award from Israeli President Shimon Peres, said the moment of truth on the Iran question will be in the months ahead.

    “The question is at what point one concludes that negotiations have reached their limit? It is not a question...

  • Heroic Israeli mountain climber to receive medal from Peres

    May 29, 2012 | 10:31 am

    The Israeli who abandoned his quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest to rescue a Turkish climber will receive Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor.

    Nadav Ben Yehuda, 24, was informed that he will receive the award next month at President Shimon Peres’ residence in Jerusalem,...

  • Kissinger said Jews were ‘self-serving’

    November 18, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    Henry Kissinger in 1972 called Jews “self-serving” because of pleas from the community for the Nixon administration to increase the pressure on the Soviet Union to allow its Jews to leave.

    “Is there a more self-serving group of people than the Jewish community?” Kissinger, who is...

  • Kissinger nixed spot in a Cain administration, candidate says

    November 15, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that Henry Kissinger turned down an offer to serve in his administration.

    “Dr. Kissinger turned my offer down to be secretary of state. He said he’s perfectly happy doing what he’s doing,” Cain said in a video interview with the...

  • Kissinger calls for Pollard clemency

    March 8, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has called for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

    Kissinger sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard’s sentence to time served.

    Pollard was a U.S. Navy analyst when he passed classified...

  • Kissinger: Take remark on gas chambers in context

    December 14, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    It should have been ancient, if unsavory, news: A cavalier reference to gassing Jews, an aside in a conversation nearly 40 years old.

    But the aside was pronounced by Henry Kissinger, a German-born Jew who fled Nazi horrors as a child and who has been honored by multiple Jewish...

  • Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a U.S. problem

    December 12, 2010 | 10:55 pm

    Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern.

    The tapes chronicle President Richard Nixon’s obsession with disparaging Jews and other minorities.

    Kissinger’s remarks come after a meeting he and Nixon...

  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • Saudi Arabia Stirring

    By Eric Silver

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Henry Kissinger famously said that Israel has no foreign policy, only domestic politics. Last Sunday's cabinet decision to pull back the tanks from Yasser Arafat's Ramallah headquarters, but keep the Palestinian leader quarantined in that West Bank city, was a classic vindication of...

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