Americans Jews can exhale now that Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu smiled and shook hands. But the divide between them was always more than personal, and goes to the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Jews on Tuesday to unite behind Israel after rifts caused by the Iran nuclear talks and later pressed for bipartisan support for the country at a liberal think tank.
Benjamin Netanyahu plans to speak at the liberal Center for American Progress during his upcoming U.S. visit as part of an effort to rebuild bridges with Democrats. Some liberals say he should be shown the cold shoulder.
The New York Times recently showed how foreign powers buy influence by funneling money into U.S. think tanks. Israel wasn’t mentioned — but that doesn’t mean there’s no Israeli input.
An influential liberal Washington think tank with ties to the Obama administration is partnering with a progressive Israeli counterpart.
An ad campaign against Jewish charities accused of funding anti-Israel organizations looked like a failure. But the blow-up may have been exactly what its sponsors hoped for.
I opened my New York Times this morning over breakfast to read one of those most virulent anti-Jewish advertisements I’ve ever seen. And it came from other Jews.