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  • Israeli healing

    November 4, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    In the “Lean Forward” advertisements on MSNBC, White House correspondent Chuck Todd speaks of the opportunity and responsibility he has because of his access to the inner world of Washington.  I feel the same about my visits to Israel as National President of Hadassah.  But the...

  • White House, amid heating tensions with Israel, to brief Jewish leaders on Iran

    October 29, 2013 | 10:56 am

    Amid an escalation of signals that the Obama and Netanyahu governments are parting ways on Iran strategy, the White House called in American Jewish leaders for a briefing on short notice.

    A small coterie of Jewish organizational leaders will meet Tuesday afternoon with top staff...

  • Obama to Congress: Talk tough on sanctions, but don’t do anything

    October 28, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    The Obama administration may be on a collision course with pro-Israel advocates over an intensified sanctions bill that the White House fears may scuttle negotiations to resolve the standoff over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

    The American Israel Public Affairs...

  • White House presses Congress not to intensify sanctions

    October 24, 2013 | 10:17 am

    The Obama administration reportedly is asking Congress to delay passing new Iran sanctions.

    The National Security Council on Thursday hosted top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions at a White House briefing.

    According to BuzzFeed, the thrust of...

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  • U.S. says open for Iran talks based on ‘mutual respect’

    September 20, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    The United States is ready to engage in talks "on the basis of mutual respect" with Iran about its disputed nuclear program as long as Tehran is willing to demonstrate that its program is for civilian purposes, the White House said on Friday.

    "We have had a number of engagements...

  • Obama to meet with Abbas, discuss Middle East peace at U.N.

    September 20, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    President Barack Obama will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday and will discuss the Middle East peace process during a speech that day to the United Nations General Assembly, the White House said on Friday.

  • Kerry makes forceful case for military action against Syria

    August 30, 2013 | 11:19 am

    The Obama administration made a forceful case for limited U.S. military action against Syria on Friday, releasing evidence the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against civilians multiple times in the past year and saying the "indiscriminate, inconceivable horror" could...

  • White House says it is undeniable that chemical weapons used in Syria

    August 26, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    The White House said on Monday that it is undeniable that chemical weapons were used in Syria and that there is little doubt that the Syrian government used them.

    President Barack Obama, said White House spokesman Jay Carney, is evaluating the appropriate response to the use of...

  • 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...

  • U.S. Senate confirms Samantha Power as new U.N. ambassador

    August 1, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Human rights advocate Samantha Power easily won U.S. Senate confirmation as President Barack Obama's next ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday.

    The Senate voted 87-10 in favor of Power, a former White House national security staffer and former journalist who won a...

  • Obama talks by phone with Palestinians’ Abbas, Israel’s Netanyahu

    August 1, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    President Barack Obama spoke separately by phone on Thursday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a White House official said, as the United States seeks to keep up the momentum for peace negotiations.

    The phone calls...

  • White House condemns Egyptian military crackdown

    July 29, 2013 | 10:40 am

    The White House condemned the Egyptian military's bloody weekend crackdown on demonstrators on Monday but took no immediate steps to suspend U.S. military assistance to Egypt.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the crackdown, in which 80 people were gunned down in Cairo,...

  • Long-time White House reporter Helen Thomas dies

    July 20, 2013 | 1:17 pm

    Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a journalist who reported on every U.S. president from John Kennedy to Barack Obama, died on Saturday at the age of 92, The Gridiron Club and Foundation said.

    Thomas, who worked the White House beat for 49 years for United Press...

  • New White House Jewish liaison addresses community

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    The White House’s recently-appointed liaison to the United States Jewish community, Matt Nosanchuk, promised to help maintain a “two-way dialogue” between American Jews and the President in a statement released today.

    “I am committed to maintaining a robust two-way dialogue,...

  • In new White House role, Israel will still keep Susan Rice busy

    June 5, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric.

    President Obama plans Wednesday to name Rice his national security adviser and replace her at the U.N. with Samantha...

  • Erdogan says will go ahead with Gaza visit

    May 16, 2013 | 11:24 am

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the White House on Thursday that he intends to go ahead with a planned trip to the Gaza Strip next month despite pressure from the United States to delay it.

    "I place a lot of significance on this visit in terms of peace in the...

  • White House: Evidence Syria used chemical arms not ‘airtight’

    April 26, 2013 | 9:38 am

    The White House said on Friday it was continuing to study evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and would not set a timetable for corroborating reports.

    "I'm not going to set a timeline, because the facts need to be what drives this investigation, not a...

  • White House: U.S. intelligence community believes Syria used chemical weapons

    April 26, 2013 | 7:38 am

    The U.S. intelligence community believes Syria used chemical weapons on anti-government rebels.

    The White House on Thursday informed Congress that intelligence shows that Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered government troops to use sarin gas against the rebels.

    "Our...

  • U.S. believes Syria used chemical weapons but says facts needed

    April 25, 2013 | 11:21 am

    U.S. intelligence agencies believe Syria's government has likely used chemical weapons on a small scale, the White House said on Thursday, but added that President Barack Obama needed "credible and corroborated" facts before acting on that assessment.

    The disclosure of the...

  • Sequester cuts White House Jewish heritage reception

    April 4, 2013 | 12:26 pm

    The White House will not hold a Jewish History Month event this year because of the sequester.

    A White House official confirmed to JTA that the reception, which usually takes place toward the end of May, would not take place this year because of the congressionally mandated...

  • Obama meets with Jewish leaders to prepare for Israel trip

    By Rob Eshman

    March 7, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    In a private White House meeting, President Barack Obama told a diverse group of Jewish leaders  that he “was not going to deliver a grand peace plan” during his upcoming two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

    In  what one participant called “an honest and...

  • A gridlock bypass in Congress?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 27, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    A remarkable thing happened in Washington, D.C., last week. National leaders of business and labor hammered out an outline on immigration reform. This might not only give a major boost to a new immigration policy; it might also show a path around the gridlock that has driven the...

  • Just say no: Sequestration hurts families

    February 25, 2013 | 11:37 am

    The sequester principle  that a sword of Damocles hanging over Congress and the White House would produce good public policy that reasoned debate could not — never made any sense. It hardly matters who thought of it at this point. The good news is that it is a man-made disaster...

  • The Rabbi who interviewed Helen Thomas

    February 13, 2013 | 11:52 am

    It may have been divine providence or it may have been just blind luck, but either way, Rabbi David Nesenoff’s visit to the White House in May 2010 was a transformative event — in his life and in that of one of the world’s most renowned journalists.

    Nesenoff told his story to two...

  • White House: Obama won’t bring new peace ideas to Israel

    February 6, 2013 | 5:13 pm

    President Obama's visit to Israel will focus on Syria and Iran, and he will not initiate new peace moves, the White House said.

    "This is a trip the president looks forward to making that is timed in part because we have here obviously a second term for the president, a new...

  • Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey

    February 1, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    A far-leftist suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, officials said, blowing open an entrance and sending debris flying through the air.

    The attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body after entering an embassy gatehouse....

  • The comedy of being Jewish

    January 30, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    The 1960s spawned a plethora of comedy albums, among them a hugely successful satire of the Kennedy White House, called “The First Family,” written and produced by Bob Booker, who went on to write and produce for television, working with some of the most famous names in the...

  • White House: Fordow explosion reports ‘not credible’

    January 29, 2013 | 10:57 am

    The White House said reports of an explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility were not credible.

    "We don't believe those are credible reports," spokesman Jay Carney said Monday afternoon. "We have no information that would confirm them and do not believe that those reports or that...

  • Hagel reassures Jewish leaders on Iran, Israel’s edge

    January 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Chuck Hagel in a meeting with Jewish organizational leaders affirmed his commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge.

    "Sen. Hagel met with the leadership of several major American Jewish organizations at the...

  • Obama nominates Jacob Lew to succeed Geithner at Treasury

    January 10, 2013 | 10:49 am

    President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated his chief of staff, Jack Lew, as the next Treasury secretary, praising him as a expert on the pressing national issues of spending cuts and deficit reduction.

    Lew will succeed Timothy Geithner and take the lead on difficult...

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