November 26, 2009 1:06am
President Obama released a statement Wednesday honoring Abe Pollin, the longtime Washington Wizards owner and philanthropist who died Tuesday at the age of 85: Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Abe Pollin – a giant in the world of professional sports and someone I was proud to call a…
November 26, 2009 12:40am
Reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of a 10-month Israeli settlement construction freeze is starting to come in. First, here is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement: Today’s announcement by the Government of Israel helps move forward toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that through good-faith negotiations the parties can mutually agree…
November 25, 2009 9:09pm
A New Jersey school district’s decision to ban religious holiday music at assemblies is constitutional and not hostile to religion, a federal appeals court ruled.
November 25, 2009 5:53pm
Abe Pollin, a longtime supporter of Israel and Jewish causes, has died.
November 25, 2009 2:36am
AIPAC and The Israel Project have both released statements saluting Abe Pollin, a huge figure in the pro-Israel and Washington-area Jewish community who died Tuesday at the age of 85. From AIPAC, which called him a "giant in the pro-Israel community": As a member of AIPAC’s board of directors and friend of many of our…
November 25, 2009 12:49am
The Associated Press reports that the special Florida congressional election to replace Rep. Robert Wexler may be changed, after it was discovered that the April 6 date conflicts with the final day of Passover. Wexler is leaving office in January to take over as president of the Center for Middle East Peace and Cooperation The…
November 24, 2009 9:35pm
The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Supreme Court to uphold an anti-terrorism law prohibiting material support or resources to foreign terrorist organizations.
November 24, 2009 9:25pm
The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Supreme Court to uphold an anti-terrorism law prohibiting material support or resources to foreign terrorist organizations. The ADL submitted an amicus brief to the court in Holder, et al. v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al. which argues that all activities of terrorist organizations are inextricably linked, and thus a…
November 24, 2009 5:59pm
Hadassah said women should continue to have regular mammograms beginning at age 40, contrary to new guidelines.
November 24, 2009 3:43am
I have a story up about Hannah Rosenthal’s appointment as the State Department’s new Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism, and I’ve received a number of calls and/or e-mails today asking me where I got the State Department statement on Rosenthal that is quoted in the story. For those still curious — a source…