On the day last month that Apple released its newest iPhone, tweets using the hashtag #iPhone5 – the device people were expecting rather than the 4S – were coming so fast and furious that you could barely read one tweet before it was pushed down the Twitter or TweetDeck screen by the next entries.
When Gilad Shalit, a short while later, was released from Hamas captivity, there was also a steady stream of tweets, though far fewer per hour. There's no question that this simple form of communication has become a way to see what's hot and what's not.
Advocates press Biden to meet by Nov. 6 to discuss clemency for the convicted spy.
Supporters of Jonathan Pollard are urging American Jewish leaders to press Vice President Joe Biden to set a date for his promised meeting with them to discuss clemency for Pollard, who is now completing his 26th year in prison for spying for Israel.
The group Justice for Jonathan Pollard said it is “critical that this promised meeting … take place before the General Assembly of Jewish Federations on Nov. 6, which will be attended by President [Barack] Obama.”
Former Israel spy Jonathan Pollard urged Israel's U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, to work for his release during the envoy's prison visit.
Pollard asked Oren at the federal prison in Butner, N.C., to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, and President Obama for his release. Oren passed on a personal message from Netanyahu saying that he was committed to doing so.
(JTA) -- Israel will officially request that the Obama administration give convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard leave from prison to attend his father's funeral.
Morris Pollard, 95, died June 18 in Indiana after complications from a bladder infection. His funeral is scheduled for Monday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would submit the request. Pollard supporters planned to demonstrate in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Sunday urging Obama to accede to the request.
Outgoing senator says his new book will give perspective on joys and limitations of Shabbat for public figures; in interview, reflects on mistakes, triumphs and current events.
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Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who will not seek a fifth term in 2012, hasn't announced his future plans. But as a prolific author and prominent observant Jew, Lieberman says he wants to do "a little bit of missionary work," promoting Sabbath observance as a divine gift and lifting the mystique about what an observant Jew can and cannot do, especially while holding public responsibilities, within the confines of the day of rest.
Israel's chief Ashkenazi rabbi is calling on President Obama to released convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. With all respect to Rabbi Yonah Metzger, his compassion for Pollard is appropriate but his political sophistication is a little lacking.
According to Israel Radio, Metzger tied Pollard's release to Obama's reelection hopes next year.