Campus battles over the Middle East conflict and rising anti-Semitism are heating up on several fronts:
# A national pro-Palestinian student conference declaring that “Zionism is racism” is slated for Oct. 12 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with plans to increase pressure on college officials to drop investments in Israel.
James D. Besser |
Playing Politics With Museum?
Republicans were quick to criticize the Clinton administration for playing politics with appointments to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, but a current member of the panel who had his chair yanked out from under him claims the Bush administration is doing just that.
James D. Besser |
Jews Duck Iraq Debate
The war drums are beating louder in Washington as the Bush administration thrashes out the details of its expected assault on Iraq. But Jewish groups, which have more reason than most to hope for an end to Saddam Hussein’s blood-soaked regime, have maintained a deafening silence.
While a broad spectrum of Jewish leaders believes the administration is heading in the right direction, many worry that Israel could suffer dire consequences if Washington doesn’t complete the journey.
Gary Rosenblatt |
Editor and Publisher
srael is still winning the public relations war against the Palestinians, but is losing ground as the violence continues and more Americans blame both parties, according to the yet-to-be-released findings of a major new effort to track American attitudes toward the Mideast conflict and bolster Israel’s image.
James Besser |
It’s Still The Economy
By all rights, it should be a hot year in pro-Israel politics. Israel is being pounded by terrorists, U.S.-Israel relations are in flux and the United States is involved in a high-stakes war against terrorism.
But with a handful of high-profile exceptions, foreign policy seems to be the last thing on voters’ minds — including Jewish voters.