George W. Bush

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
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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
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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
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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

Powell Defends Hagel On 'Jewish Lobby' Quip

01/14/2013

Former secretary of state Colin Powell defended the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon on Sunday, downplaying some of the controversial remarks attributed to the former Nebraska senator.

That includes Hagel’s quip that members of Congress were intimidated by “a Jewish lobby” on Capitol Hill.

Powell: Hagel should write 'Israel lobby' on blackboard 100 times.

Powell Defends Hagel On 'Jewish Lobby' Quip

01/14/2013

 

Former secretary of state Colin Powell defended the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon on Sunday, downplaying some of the controversial remarks attributed to the former Nebraska senator.

That includes Hagel’s quip that members of Congress were intimidated by “a Jewish lobby” on Capitol Hill.

Powell: Hagel should write 'Israel lobby' on blackboard 100 times.

Another WASPy Presidential Family Member Marries Into The Tribe

Not to be outdone by Rabbi James Ponet, who officiated at Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s presidential wedding last summer, Central Synagogue’s Rabbi/Cantor Angela Buchdahl apparently did the honors this weekend as Lauren Bush (W’s niece and George H.W.’s granddaughter) married David Lauren (fashion designer

Does Lauren Bush Really Want To Change Her Name?

 Yet another presidential heiress is marrying Jewish.

Less than six months after Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky went under the chuppah,  Lauren Bush, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush's granddaughter and niece of former President George W. Bush, has announced her engagement to David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren (ne Ralph Reuben Lifschitz).

Olmert: U.S. Offered to Absorb 100,000 Palestinians

09/20/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinian refugees if Israel and the Palestinians reached a peace deal, Ehud Olmert said.

The former Israeli prime minister, speaking to the Geneva Initiative conference in Tel Aviv Sunday night, said that Israel had agreed to absorb a symbolic amount of Palestinian refugees, a number he said to be fewer than 20,000.

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