Bush

  • Joe Klein plays the dual loyalty card

    Time magazine columnist Joe Klein has triggered a firestorm with a recent blog post asserting that the neocons and Joe Lieberman’s support for the Iraq war and tough action against Iran raises questions about dual loyalty: The fact that a great many Jewish neoconservatives – people like Joe Lieberman and the crowd over at Commentary… More ▸

  • Celebrating 60 years of American-Israeli friendship

    Last night, the President’s Conference reached its climax with an event celebrating the historic relationship between Israel and the United States. In their successive addresses, which were interspersed with musical and (more questionable) dance performances, President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and the event’s chair, American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, celebrated the uniqueness of… More ▸

  • Sheldon Adelson: White knight or white elephant?

    Laura Rozen of Mother Jones reports that some conservative activists are disappointed with the organization launched by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to generate support for President Bush’s Iraq policy: In Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, foreign-policy hawks thought they had found the conservative answer to liberal philanthropist George Soros: a deep-pocketed benefactor eager to… More ▸

  • Hamas behaving badly

    The New York Times has a front-page story today on Hamas incitement against Israel and Jews: In the Katib Wilayat mosque one recent Friday, the imam was discussing the wiliness of the Jew. “Jews are a people who cannot be trusted,” Imam Yousif al-Zahar of Hamas told the faithful. “They have been traitors to all… More ▸

  • Traveling with Bush

    JTA Editor Lisa Hostein goes behind the scenes of President Bush’s trip to the Middle East with Ron Kampeas, who is traveling with the president. Click the play button below to listen. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸