December 15, 2009 4:45am
As the debate over how to combat climate change heats up in Copenhagen, the Committee on the Environment and Jewish Life is ramping up its efforts to help make the Jewish community a key player in the discussion.
December 14, 2009 11:17pm
A bipartisan group of 10 senators wrote Turkey’s U.S. ambassador expressing concern about the “downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year.”
December 14, 2009 10:43pm
The Obama administration is asking the Senate to hold off on passing Iran sanctions legislation until the new year. Foreign Policy magazine reported that Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg sent a letter to Congress Friday also expressing "serious substantive concerns" with the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act: As I testified before the Congress in…
December 14, 2009 9:12pm
The Weekly Standard’s Michael Goldfarb has the story on a letter from 10 senators to the Turkish ambassador expressing concern about the "downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year." An excerpt: Turkey’s exclusion of Israel from the recent exercise, Anatolian Eagle, which was also to include U.S. and NATO forces, was…
December 13, 2009 5:20pm
President Obama said the Chanukah story of the Maccabees “reminds us that faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds.”
December 12, 2009 12:34am
Does Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) have the secret to Middle East peace? He was showing Roll Call newspaper around his office recently and told a story about a map he had hanging on the wall (Link here, subscription required): During these trips, Roskam always carries a map. Upon meeting foreign leaders, he likes to ask…
December 11, 2009 11:44pm
The Orthodox Union’s Nathan Diament says a reference to the MIddle East in the president’s Nobel speech Thursday may indicate a more "realistic" characterization of the conflict. The Jewish Federations of North America praises the House vote to extend IRA charitable rollover provisions through the end of 2010. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism…
December 11, 2009 11:11pm
President Obama has released his Chanukah message, in which he states that the holiday teaches that "faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds": Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Hanukkah around the world. The Hanukkah…
December 11, 2009 10:10pm
Israeli police arrested 21 left-wing activists in Jerusalem after a protest over the eviction of Palestinians from their homes turned violent.
December 11, 2009 9:29pm
Adolf Hitler’s remains were burned and dumped into a German river by Soviet KGB agents in 1970, according to the head archivist of Russia’s Federal Security Service.