Unless America has metamorphosed completely, it is an intolerance that is bound to emerge and grow steadily stronger if a Brooklyn-born, Jewish son of a Holocaust survivor from Poland seems poised to become America’s strongest leader, even if his name sounds lily-white American like Sanders.
At a recent Haaretz side session at the Jewish Federations’ General Assembly, I hosted Peter Beinart for a conversation entitled “Israelis are from Mars, American Jews are from Venus.” A month later, our colorful caption was fully borne out by the 2015 Saban Forum, which highlighted the great gap between large parts of the American Jewish and Democratic establishment and the powers that be in Israel’s ruling coalition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will “review” his appointment of a potential media chief for calling President Barack Obama anti-Semitic.
Is John Boehner’s surprising resignation good or bad for the Jews? Chemi Shalev explains how a bloody battle for succession could harm the Republican party — and Benjamin Netanyahu, too.
In their rush to declare victory in the FIFA fight, Israeli politicians seemed to ignore the irony of charging a prominent anti-apartheid activist with adjudicating Palestinian claims of Israeli discrimination.
Barack Obama is trumpeting a deal with Iran that achieved more than most expected. Maybe it’s time for Benjamin Netanyahu to ask some searching questions — of himself.
Benjamin Netanyahu threw caution to the wind by going behind Barack Obama’s back and agreeing to speak to the GOP Congress. Will the gamble blow up in his face?
J Street U is going off campus with its criticism of the ‘hypocrisy’ of tacit American support for the Israeli occupation. Will youthful idealism push their elders to action?
ADL National Director Abe Foxman has confirmed that leaders of major Jewish organizations have agreed on a limited “time out” during which they will not push for stronger sanctions on Iran.
Leaders of four major Jewish organizations have indicated to the Obama Administration that they will have a 60-day moratorium during which they will refrain from conducting any public campaign urging Congress to strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran.