Conservatives Wooing Traditionally Liberal Canadian Jews

Canadian Jews, long loyal to the country?s Liberal Party, are the new swing vote in the election for a closely divided parliament. A mass mailing by the Conservative Party to Jewish districts in major cities charges the Liberals are undermining Israel. It may be working, say experts.

Recognized: Merryl Tisch

Honoring Tradition

When 6-foot-2-inch Clint Eastwood greeted me with “Hello, sweetheart!” he made my day! We were at the December 1 Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Clint Eastwood gala following an advance screening of his latest opus, “Invictus,” at the Paris Theatre. Award presenters Kevin Bacon, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Marcia Gay Harden and Hilary Swank praised Eastwood as both director and an actor.

Joint Exercise: Israeli soldiers train near the coastal city of Ashdod in October, part of the largest missile defense dry run ever held. Some 1,400 American soldiers were also involved.

U.S.-Israeli Arms Cooperation Quietly Growing

Leaders in Washington and Jerusalem have publicly locked horns over the issue of West Bank settlements. And Israeli public opinion has largely viewed America’s new administration as unfriendly. But behind the scenes, strategic security relations between the two countries are flourishing.

Group Paying IDF Soldiers To Refuse Duty May Be in Violation of U.S. Tax Law

An Israeli organization handing out cash to soldiers for disobeying orders has been collecting tax-exempt donations from American donors in apparent disregard of United States tax law.

Hobnobbing: At left, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya?alon, left, chats with Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Republican whip, at the ZOA dinner. At right, ZOA president Morton Klein, left, with Netanyahu confidante Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam.

From the Right: ZOA Faithful Challenge Israelis on Freeze

Israel’s hawkish strategic affairs minister was met with a chorus of boos at the annual dinner of the Zionist Organization of America when he invoked his government’s recent partial moratorium on Jewish settlement expansions in the West Bank.