Lynn Gottlieb, a Jewish Renewal rabbi whose belief in fostering peace is so strong — or misguided — that she led two peace trips to Iran in 2008 and publicly spoke of the need for peace at a dinner here with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been branded a “radical rabbi.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition bestowed the description in a press release that called on Rabbis for Obama to remove her name from a list of more than 600 rabbis who have endorsed the president’s re-election.
In response to the National Jewish Democratic Council's statement in support of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Matt Brooks, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, accused the group of hypocrisy.
Foreign policy victory in bin Laden killing may not lead to new peace initiatives.
James D. Besser
The death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of elite U.S. forces was a boost for a president with few foreign policy achievements to his credit. But it will do little to ease the foreign policy and political conundrums his administration faces in a changing Middle East, and in some cases may add new complications.
While the Palestinian Authority supported the U.S. action, Hamas quickly condemned the killing of a “holy warrior.”