President Obama will visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Monday to mark the Days of Remembrance established by Congress. He will speak about how the United States is honoring the pledge of "never again" by developing a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities, the White House reports.
He will be introduced by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, and will tour the museum.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:32
Elan Steinberg, a driving force behind the campaign during the 1990s for restitution of Jewish properties stolen by the Nazis and their Communist successors, died Friday after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 60.
As the creative and media savvy executive vice president of the World Jewish Congress, he played a critical leadership role in the helping galvanize American government backing for efforts to convince European governments, Swiss banks, insurance companies, museums and other entities to restore the property stolen during the Holocaust era.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 09:49
In his speech to supporters Tuesday evening after losing three more primaries, Rick Santorum repeated his prediction Republicans will lose the presidency this year if they nominate Mitt Romney, and virtually announced his own candidacy for 2016.
The man who once declared himself the Jesus candidate wrapped himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan and called on Republicans to "move straight to 1980."
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 11:39
A big story that has had Washington buzzing in recent days was the Foreign Policy magazine report that “several high-level sources…inside the U.S. government” believe Israel has made a deal with Azerbaijan to use former Soviet air bases in that country for its attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:36
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves Sunday for the Holy Land, a trip that in this cynical political year can't avoid looking like more than a pre-Easter pilgrimage, especially since a group of wealthy Jewish Republicans are picking up the tab.
He turned down entreaties to run for president this year but word is he's willing to consider #2 on a Romney ticket and is more likely to be preparing for his own bid four years from now.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:52
Are there too many Jews in the U.S. Senate?
Maryland state senator C. Anthony Muse, who running for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in next Tuesday’s primary, seems to think so.
A flyer backing Muse’s challenge to incumbent Ben Cardin told voters there are 12 Jews in the U.S. Senate but no African-Americans. It did not bother pointing out the religion of the other 88 senators. Muse is black, and Cardin is Jewish.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 13:45
The bad news from Afghanistan only gets worse. An American soldier slaughtered 17 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children. The burning of copies of the Koran sparked anti-American demonstrations and the murder of American civilians and soldiers by uniformed Afghan soldiers and police they thought they were helping. Now the news that three NATO soldiers were intentionally attacked and killed by supposedly friendly Afghan forces.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 15:28
The Supreme Court took a step toward allowing Jerusalem-born Americans to list Israel as their birthplace on their U.S. passports Monday when it overturned a lower court decision saying federal courts had not jurisdiction in the case.