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Editorial & Opinion | Gary Rosenblatt

11/10/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Washington, D.C. — The appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the headline of the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America here this week. But it was what he and his Likud coalition represents to the various constituencies in his audience — rather than what he said in his 30-minute speech on Tuesday — that is the more intriguing story of this year’s conference.

11/03/2015 - 19:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

"Insanity," it is said, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

10/27/2015 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

I interviewed Yitzhak Rabin on the last evening he spent in America.

Our meeting took place around the dining-room table in his suite at the Waldorf Astoria on a Saturday night in October 1995. The prime minister, wearing an open white shirt and with a cigarette never far from his mouth, spoke with three Jewish journalists in his usual taciturn style, though he seemed to me more shy than cold in nature.

10/20/2015 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Sadly, the latest book from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of Great Britain and widely admired around the world as a leading Jewish thinker, is all too timely.

10/14/2015 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

The dirty little secret about the pro-Israel, anti-BDS effort launched at a private summit in Las Vegas in June by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is that it appears doomed to be ineffective. Which is more than a shame, given that the campaign, with initial support from about 20 other major pro-Israel donors, is estimated to have raised upwards of $50 million.

10/07/2015 - 20:00 | | Editor and Publisher | Gary Rosenblatt

Major philanthropic foundations play a central role in American Jewish life today, but it wasn’t always so.