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Jewish Leaders Press Pollard Release After Biden’s Words

UPDATE: Veep Agrees to Meet Jewish Leaders on Pollard

10/04/2011
Staff Writer

UPDATE 7:15 PM. WEDNESDAY OCT. 5

Vice President Joe Biden agreed Wednesday to meet a "small group" of Jewish leaders in the near future to discuss his opposition to clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said he approach Biden at a Rosh HaShanah reception for Jewish leaders and told him of the Jewish community's "deep concern" about his position.

Vice President Biden called Pollard “a traitor.” Getty images

Hillary In 2012? Fuggedaboudit

As I drove on the Belt Parkway the other day leaving Brooklyn and approaching the Verrazano Bridge on my way back to Washington, there was a large sign reading, "Fuggedaboudit."

Hillary Clinton says she's retiring after President Obama's first term.

JFNA General Assembly Highlights

 This year's General Assembly took place in New Orleans, bringing together professional and lay leaders in the Jewish community. Highlights included speeches by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Vice-President Joe Biden.

 

East Jerusalem housing, the State Department and the Three Stooges

What is it about Joe Biden and East Jerusalem housing announcements?

The Israelis did it again on the eve of the Vice-President's meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the results were as predictable as a Three Stooges script: the Israelis announced plans for more than 1300 new apartments (the bonk on Biden's head), the State Department  reflexively emitted a shopworn protest (the poke in the eye), commentators commented (picture Curly woob-woob-woobing) and then everybody went about their business.

Surprising Element Of Opening GA Plenary Didn’t Come From Biden

New Orleans -- Vice President Joe Biden was the ideal Administration representative to address the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America at its opening plenary here on Sunday, and he handled the role with enthusiasm.

The speaker who followed him didn’t fit the Federation-cheerleader mold, offering a careful blend of support and critique in his presentation.

Biden at G.A.: U.S.-Israel Ties ‘Unbreakable’

11/08/2010

NEW ORLEANS, La. (JTA) – Vice President Joe Biden called the U.S.-Israel bond "unbreakable" in a speech to thousands of Jews at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Speaking at the opening plenary of the annual federations conference in New Orleans, Biden said that despite tensions that may seem to exist between the Obama administration and Israel, the tensions do not imply a weakening of ties between the two countries.

Netanyahu in U.S. to Meet With Jewish Leaders, Administration Officials

11/07/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States to address Jewish leaders and meet with U.S. administration officials.

Netanyahu landed in New Orleans Sunday morning after leaving Israel the previous night on an El Al charter flight with his wife, Sara, and their son Yair, who is on an authorized leave from his army posting in the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Office.

Netanyahu, Biden to Meet in New Orleans

10/31/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA)-- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in the United States with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday that he will discuss with Biden and other senior administration figures "a series of issues, including – of course – the resumption of the diplomatic process in order to reach a peace agreement with security for the future of the State of Israel."

Biden To Address GA in New Orleans

10/05/2010

(JTA) — Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the annual
General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, the organization announced.
The conference, which annually gathers several thousand officials and lay leaders of the Jewish federation system, will be held Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans.

Averting Disaster In U.S.-Israeli Relations

03/18/2010

Remember “The Poseidon Adventure,” the melodramatic 1972 film about a group of desperate passengers aboard an aging, ill-fated luxury liner about to sink?
 

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