George W. Bush

Jeb & Jerusalem

For a guy who boasted, "I am my own man," Jeb sounds an awful lot like he’s channeling his big brother George.

George W. Bush Made A Painting For Sheldon Adelson

05/18/2015

Jewish casino magnate and political mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is now the proud owner of a painting by a reclusive artist whose works are rarely seen in public – and happens to be a former U.S. president.

Sheldon Adelson’s Marina Bay Sands resort and casino, the subject of one of George W. Bush’s latest paintings. Wikimedia Commons

George W. Bush: Sanctions Rollbacks With Iran Would Be A Mistake

04/27/2015

Las Vegas — Former President George W. Bush said a deal with Iran should not have sanctions rollbacks.

Keeping Score

Prime Minister Netanyahu's trip to Washington this week was a big success for him personally as members of Congress on both sides of the aisle gave him an enthusiastic reception, and he went home with good footage for his campaign commercials. 

He didn't produce any of the new information about Iran and its nuclear ambitions he had promised, and he didn't appear to have changed any minds, but the appearance gave him a slight boost in the polls back home, though not enough to take the lead. It remains to be seen whether that is temporary or a trend.

Jeb's Retreads

Jeb Bush says he loves his father and brother but "I am my own man." 

You couldn't tell it by his choice of foreign policy advisors unveiled last week.  With 19 or 21 of the names on his list having worked for his father or his brother – or both – they look like a collection of retreads.  The only name missing was a Cheney.

Oil Weapon Losing Clout

The price of gasoline dipped under $2 a gallon this week in some Oklahoma filling stations and others are expected to follow.

Plunging global oil prices come at a time when the United States is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's number one oil producer. That's good news for consumers and for those who feel OPEC as exerted undue influence on American foreign policy for too long.

ADL's Foxman Sets Retirement Date; Obama Calls Him 'Irreplaceable'

Search underway for successor after 27 years; leader will serve as part-time consultant

02/11/2014

Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post.

Foxman will step down on July 20, 2015, according to an announcement Monday by the ADL.

Abraham Foxman: ADL was 'perfect vehicle.' David Karp/JTA

ADL 'Disappointed' By Bush Participation In Missionary Fundraiser

11/08/2013

A group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity removed from its website references to a scheduled fundraiser appearance by George W. Bush, though a Bush spokesman said the former president still plans to attend.

Bush was scheduled to headline a Nov. 14 fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, with tickets ranging from $250 to $100,000.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League on Monday afternoon gently critiicized the former president for his participation in the event.

President Bush departs St. John's Episcopal Church following services in December 2007 in Washington. Getty Images

In Surprise Appearance, Bush Warns Presidents Conference On Iran

10/16/2013

Former President George W. Bush told a Presidents Conference gathering that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel.

Former President George W. Bush addresses gala of the Conference of Presidents on Oct. 15. Photo via JTA.org
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