With Federation Leaders, Obama Stresses Importance of Healthcare Reform

After canceling his scheduled speech at the Jewish federations’ General Assembly in light of the massacre at Fort Hood, President Barack Obama hosted a group of 50 federation leaders for a Monday evening reception at the White House.

Bibi at GA: Restart Peace Talks Without Preconditions

Hours before entering the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the podium at the General Assembly of Jewish federations to send a message to Obama, the Palestinians and the entire world.

In Mayoral Race, N.Y. Jews Back Bloomberg

New York’s Jews overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Michael Bloomberg to a third term in the citywide elections for mayor on Tuesday.

Jewish Women Lag Behind Men in Promotion and Pay

Despite notable gains for women in the past year, a Forward survey of 75 major American Jewish communal organizations found that fewer than one in six are run by women, and those women are paid 61 cents to every dollar earned by male leaders.

Warm handshake: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Eases Pressure on Israel, Leans On Palestinians

Relations between Washington and Jerusalem are warming, as months-long tensions over West Bank settlements and other issues have gradually eased.