Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in New York Saturday only with a select group of Jewish leaders.
President Donald Trump about to embark on his first Middle East trip. News that he may have shared valuable Israeli intelligence with Russian officials has raised questions about the future of Israeli-American information sharing. Pro-Israel advocates in the Jewish world feel they are needed and sense an opportunity to influence policy. But the White House has shut them out, they say.
The controversial advisers have frequently relied on Jewish colleagues to defend themselves from uncomfortable charges.
Cosmetics heir Ron Lauder prepped Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to meet with President Trump, but someone may have canceled the two mens’ lunch delivery out of spite.
As Jewish leaders rang the alarm this weekend over the White House chief of staff’s insistence that he intentionally left Jews out of the administration’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, only one Jewish group stood by Donald Trump’s side.
(JTA) — The World Jewish Congress joined calls by lawmakers in Israel and the United States, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, urging the Obama administration to veto an anti-settlement resolution at the U.N. Security Council.
David Friedman, Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel, has been making the rounds with leaders of Jewish organizations in recent days, and has succeeded in winning over at least one of them.
The leader of Austria’s Jewish community said on Friday he had put aside differences with World Jewish Congress head Ron Lauder over Lauder’s alleged interference in the community’s leadership election.
A rebel Catholic traditionalist group has expelled British-born Bishop Richard Williamson who deeply embarrassed the Vatican by denying the Holocaust shortly before he was readmitted to the Church three years ago.
It was just a few weeks ago that The New York Observer was describing the battle for the World Jewish Congress presidency as a silver-spoon slugfest between Ron Lauder and Matthew Bronfman.