WASHINGTON (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said it was “deeply disappointed” in the Obama administration’s opposition to increased missile defense funding for Israel, weighing in on an issue that is apparently obstructing U.S.-Israel talks on renewing defense assistance. “We are deeply disappointed that a June 14 ‘Statement of Administration Policy’ on the…
The White House named as its new Jewish liaison a former State Department staffer who worked to combat anti-Semitism worldwide.
White House foreign policy wunderkind Ben Rhodes is under fire for dishing all too freely on the Iran nuclear deal, which some now claim was based on a pack of lies, J.J. Goldberg writes.
The senior White House aide who spearheaded the push for the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish groups and others is defending his handling of the issue after he suggested in a controversial New York Times profile that he fooled key stakeholders into not questioning the pact.
The White House said it is prepared to commit to the “largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in U.S. history” in its defense assistance talks with Israel.
The Obama administration is standing by its “big no” when it comes to supporting any new settlement building in Israel, a spokesman said.
The White House is looking for menorahs with unique stories for its Hanukkah celebration this year.
Hillary Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday.
The White House said it supports Israel’s right to defend itself after Israel retaliated for strikes on the country from Gaza.
When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews,” he remembers feeling stung.