The first time I was introduced to British publisher Lord George Weidenfeld — who died at 96 on January 21, 2016 in London — was at the November 22, 1998 American Friends of Ben Gurion University in the Negev Dinner at the Hotel Pierre at which BGU president Avishay Braverman declared: “We work with the Palestinians, the Jordanians, the Moroccans and the Tunisians …and one day we will work with the Syrians.”
Yehuda Avner, a speechwriter and advisor to four Israeli prime ministers, has died.
Jack Nusan Porter arrived in America in 1946 as a baby son of poor immigrants. In Wisconsin, he found prosperity, tolerance — and a great state to grow up Jewish.
J.J. Goldberg unpacks Nahum Barnea’s powerful indictment of the way the Gaza war was managed, including its costs to Israel’s long-term security and political integrity.
Andy Warhol’s ‘10 Portraits of Jews’ was once lambasted by critics. Now, it’s getting a second look — and shedding light on the pop artist’s immigrant roots.
Nelson Mandela’s death reminds J.J. Goldberg of a less-complicated time when Jewish and African freedom struggles went hand in hand.
An Israeli former official said that Moshe Dayan had urged Golda Meir to prepare to launch a nuclear strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Insisting she is no politician, the mother of Noah Pozner is speaking out to demand action to prevent another shooting rampage like the one that claimed her son in Newtown, Conn.