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Tag: Washington, Dc
October 3, 2011 | 11:00 am
August 2, 2011 | 4:04 pm
May 25, 2011 | 6:42 pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he found “wide American support” during his visit to Washington, after arriving back in Israel on Wednesday.
“It was an important visit,” Netanyahu said after landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
“We found wide American support for...
April 6, 2011 | 3:31 pm
Philanthropist Ann Loeb Bronfman, who supported a range of causes through the foundation that she founded and ran, has died.
Bronfman died Tuesday from complications from emphysema at a hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her five children. She was 78.
She funded and...
March 31, 2011 | 3:15 pm
Israeli President Shimon Peres is visiting Washington.
Peres will be in Washington next week, the Israeli embassy said in a release Thursday, and arrangements for meetings with “government leaders” are underway.
Israeli media have reported that Peres will meet with President Obama...
February 16, 2011 | 9:28 am
If I were a fly on the wall in the Sharm al-Sheikh refuge of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, I would probably hear him saying some harsh words. Surely he must feel bitter over the way he was ousted by his own people. However, if I were able to eavesdrop on him calling...
February 9, 2011 | 10:23 am
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is in Washington meeting top administration officials and Congress members.
Barak is meeting Wednesday with Dennis Ross, the top Iran policy official in the White House; Tom Donilon, the national security adviser; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...
January 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm
On the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, 35 volunteers and 15 Teach For America teachers joined our team in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through a day of service. Together they created thousands of study materials for hundreds of...
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
December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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...