Menu JTA Search

Eric Fingerhut RSS

Latest

  • Hitler’s remains burned and dumped, archivist says

    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.

  • What’s the holdup on Iran sanctions in Senate?

    Laura Rozen at Politico reports that the Iran sanctions bill, the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, is being held up in the Senate, possibly because the administration asked, possibly because of a request by a senator: No movement in the Senate in the end today …. that could mean they got either a formal or…

  • Forty-one percent of Israelis like Obama (UPDATED WITH LINKS TO POLL)

    A new poll says President Obama is more popular among Israelis that has been reported — but still isn’t that well liked by Israelis Forty-one percent of Israelis have favorable feelings toward President Obama, with 37 percent expressing an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. president, according to a New America Foundation poll released Thursday morning….

  • Oren: U.S. and Israel tight on Iran, appreciates J Street support of sanctions

    Israel’s ambassdor to the United States told JTA there is “no daylight” between the U.S. and Israel on the Iran issue, and expressed “appreciation” to J Street for its recent backing of Iran sanctions. In a short phone interview on Thursday, Michael Oren, who has recently been quoted as critical of the left-wing pro-Israel group,…

  • Poll: More Israelis than not like Obama

    Forty-one percent of Israelis have favorable feelings toward President Obama, with 37 percent expressing an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. president, according to a New America Foundation poll.

  • Jewish groups: Give foreign officials civil suit immunity

    Four national Jewish groups are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that strips individual foreign government officials of immunity from civil lawsuits in the United States.

  • Oren blasts J Street

    The Israeli ambassador to the United States blasted J Street, saying the organization was “fooling around with the lives of 7 million people.”

  • Don’t believe Obama’s latest Jewish poll numbers

    The new national Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday found that President Obama’s approval rating in the Jewish community stands at just 52 percent. It also appears to be a completely unreliable number. I am making no judgement on the findings of the overall Quinnipiac poll of 2,313 voters, but when looking specifically at the Jewish number…

  • Fayyad rejects unilateral statehood declaration

    The Palestinian Authority prime minister in a meeting with Jewish Council for Public Affairs leaders said he opposed a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood.

  • “The Pew and the Bench”

    Non-profit and religious groups cannot endorse political candidates, but they are permitted to endorse and lobby for the confirmation of judges and executive branch officials. Many, though, still steer clear of such nomination battles – which was the subject of Tuesday’s “The Pew and the Bench: A Faith Summit on the Federal Judiciary.” Sponsored by…