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Tag: Washington, Dc
January 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm
December 9, 2010 | 10:41 am
Palestinian and Israeli leaders will not meet for negotiations although they will be in Washington this weekend, the U.S. State Department said.
“Right now, I’m not anticipating that we would have Israelis and the Palestinians in the same room at this time,” State Department...
August 26, 2009 | 1:26 pm
U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is being remembered in the Jewish community for his huge impact on domestic issues such as education and health care, but also as a giant in the Soviet Jewry movement.
Kennedy “was one of the earliest, strongest champions on behalf of Soviet...
August 25, 2009 | 2:25 pm
May 7, 2009 | 2:17 pm
Days after AIPAC’s apparent success navigating the churning waters between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations, the pro-Israel lobby is being criticized by Jewish groups on both sides of the political spectrum.
Pro-Israel groups on the right and left have assailed the American...
May 5, 2009 | 10:18 pm
May 5, 2009 | 1:27 pm
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John Kerry pledged to confront Iran and protect Israel, but called on the Jewish state to freeze settlements.
In their addresses Tuesday on the closing day of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, both said President...
December 26, 2008 | 12:22 am
October 9, 2008 | 11:28 pm
May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pmAs we stepped off the bus into McPherson Park in the middle of Washington, D.C., many emotions flooded through our minds. We were scared, we were nervous, but mostly, we were excited. McPherson Park was only a couple of blocks away from the White House. There was much irony in this...
April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe arrest this week of a retired a New Jersey man on charges of transmitting classified information to Israel two decades ago shows how the Jonathan Pollard spy case continues to haunt the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Ben-Ami Kadish, a former U.S. Army engineer, was scheduled to appear...
April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pmLocal Students Lobby at the Capitol
A group of University Synagogue religious school students paid a springtime visit to Washington, D.C., where they lobbied senior staff members of Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as well as Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los...
January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm
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August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmHere's Marty Kaplan blogging on Huffington Post about suggested treatments for Mel Gibson's "problem":
"'Jew Like Me' is another strategy. Walk a mile in my shoes. Gain 10 pounds at my table. Wait two hours after lunch before swimming. Laugh that ironic meta-laugh right along with...
June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Stephen Lachter didn't know what to expect when a friend dragged him to a men's club meeting at his Conservative synagogue five years ago.
"My father was in a men's club, and to me, it was guys sitting around playing pinochle and volunteer ushering," he admitted.
Instead, Lachter was...
May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm
What if famous people had Jewish mothers?
That's the subject of a one-minute Internet film from Aish.com, the Web site of Aish Hatorah, the religious outreach organization based in Israel with branch offices around the world, including Los Angeles.
The one minute "film" -- it's...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Some, like Seattle resident Julie Margulies, 50, flew thousands of miles to the nation's capital to attend. Others, like high school student Adam Zuckerman, 18, from Portland, Maine, raised money to help bring friends -- both Darfuri and Jewish -- to Washington for the big day....
February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Ever since news emerged that officials at Washington's powerful pro-Israel lobby were suspected of violating national security laws, speculation has raged over how this would affect its legendary clout. Now, two years down the line, after unceasing crises of investigations,...
November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
As the Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on March 26, the spring weather descending on Washington, D.C., makes it great for walking among the cherry-inspired events throughout the nation's capital. And one neighborhood ripe for a stroll during a D.C. weekend getaway is...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The professor narrowed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and yawned.
"You don't really believe that do you?"
I stared back perplexed.
"That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."
There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...
May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Reform Jewish parents from the Pacific Northwest who are not willing to put their children on an airplane or drive 15 hours to California so they can go to camp will have an alternative by summer 2005, thanks to the generosity of a Los Angeles family.
The Kalsman-Levy family has...
May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Clark Looks for Jewish Money
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who jumped into the crowded Democratic ring last week, isn't Jewish, but his Jewish roots could figure prominently in his strategy for winning the 2004 presidential nomination.
The reason: Clark, a latecomer to the race,...
September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm
When Lionel Chetwynd called the White House Press Office to request an interview with the president, he got lucky.
The Los Angeles-based writer-producer had hit a brick wall on his script about how President Bush and his Cabinet acted hours following the catastrophic...
July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm
As the fragile Israeli-Palestinian peace process inches forward, leaders of both sides are looking to upcoming audiences with President Bush to exert pressure on the other and give the "road map" peace plan some momentum.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian...
April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm
With a new Palestinian government almost ready to roll, the Bush administration may be in the uncomfortable position of getting exactly what it asked for.
But that's nothing compared to the potential conflicts facing Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon, who now may have to make the...