Ori Nir, With Reporting by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.


Rice Trip Raises Concern Over U.S. Pressure on Israel

By Ori Nir, With Reporting by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s unusual personal involvement this week in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over a border crossing in Gaza has some Jewish organizations voicing concern about American pressure on Jerusalem.In what some observers are describing as an unprecedented intervention for the Bush administration,Read More


Republican Activist Chosen To Be Chief UJC Lobbyist

By Ori Nir, With Reporting by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

WASHINGTON — The country’s multi-billion-dollar network of Jewish charitable federations, an avid advocate for boosting government spending on social programs, has chosen a Republican activist to be its chief Washington lobbyist.This week the United Jewish Communities, the national roof body of local Jewish federations,Read More


WELCOME TO WASHINGTON

By Ori Nir With Reporting by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israel has yet to submit its special request for American aid — an expected $4 billion in financial aid and $8 billion in loan guarantees — but there already are campaigns to block, curtail or condition the package.This week, the Arab American Institute called on its supporters to call the White House and their representatives in Congress toRead More



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