Malcolm Hoenlein

The Israel-Syria track: opportunity or distraction?

 I had a call today from a pro-peace process activist who expressed cautious excitement about what he termed “new hope for progress” on the Israeli-Syrian front (see this week's Jewish Week editorial here).

Presidents Conference Leader Meets Syria’s Assad

01/04/2011

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

Hoenlein said the meeting Monday was at the invitation of Syria and not, as had been reported originally by the Israeli media, at the behest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Presidents Conference’s Hoenlein, Assad Meet in Damascus

01/03/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

Hoenlein said the meeting Monday was at the invitation of Syria and not, as had been reported originally by the Israeli media, at the behest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mormons, Jews In New Pact On Baptisms

Computer technology credited for ‘breakthrough’ on exemption of Holocaust victims for proxy ritual.

09/01/2010
Editor And Publisher

Two years after a rupture in Mormon-Jewish relations in America, leaders of the two groups believe they have achieved “a breakthrough” and finally solved an issue of major contention between them — the Mormon Church’s practice of proxy baptism of souls, including of Jewish Holocaust victims.

Gary Rosenblatt

Freedom Flotilla For Gilad Shalit

 A "True Freedom Flotilla" marking four years of captivity for Israel's Gilad Shalit in Gaza set sail on June 24, 2010. Adam Dickter reports from the Queen of Hearts, with music by Pey Dalid.

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