Israel

First Lady’s Tricky Trip

Peace process opponents are hoping her upcoming trip to Israel will prove a political and diplomatic minefield for first lady Hillary Clinton, not a boost to her expected 2000 Senate campaign in New York.

06/11/1999
Washington Correspondent

Peace process opponents are hoping her upcoming trip to Israel will prove a political and diplomatic minefield for first lady Hillary Clinton, not a boost to her expected 2000 Senate campaign in New York.
But supporters say Clinton, burned once over her support for Palestinian statehood, is a skilled politician who will tread very lightly during her trip to Israel and Jordan, which begins on June 26.

Clinton Administration Running Out of Patience as Israel Votes

05/14/1999
Washington Correspondent

Administration officials are straining to keep up their public facade of impartiality as the election campaign in Israel heads toward a noisy conclusion. But just below the surface are mounting concerns about the impact of a victory by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the promised U.S. effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian talks — and a growing realization that even a victory by his chief opponent, Labor leader Ehud Barak, is no guarantee that a new U.S. initiative will advance quickly.

`Free Iran’ Rally At UN: Deja Jew

Walking through the crowd at the “Free Iran” rally outside the United Nations this afternoon, one would think the Jewish community had spent a good deal of time, effort and money to provide hundreds of day school and yeshiva students with a summer camp reunion and social hour.

Getting It From Both Sides

09/29/2000
Editor & Publisher
While the American public continues to look kindly on Sen. Joe Lieberman — with his religious observance either a non-issue or looked upon favorably by Christians — Jews on the right and left continue to make him a target of their religious and/or political agendas. Are these negative stories on Lieberman fair game, or efforts to embarrass him? And why are they coming primarily from Jewish media?

High Point For A Budding Career

09/29/2006
Staff Writer
When Meital Dohan came here from Israel three years ago to further her acting career, the last thing she expected was to be cast as an administrator of a rabbinical school.
On Showtime's "Weeds," Meital Dohan plays a sexy former Israeli commando opposite Justin Kirk.

Pataki Backs McCall On Settlements

03/01/2002
Staff Writer
Gov. George Pataki came to the defense of a potential Democratic rival Thursday, saying it was “appropriate” for state Comptroller H. Carl McCall to visit West Bank settlements. “I have gone to the West Bank, I do think it’s appropriate, and on the next trip if that opportunity presents itself I would have no hesitation at all,” Pataki told a gathering of Jewish leaders when asked about McCall’s plans by a reporter.

Aliyah Blog, Part 11: An Update From Alexandra

 Aliyah Blog, Part 11: An Update From Alexandra

During my week in Israel, Alexandra Polsky had a bit of a more hectic schedule than the other olim I was covering as she settled into a yeshiva program in Tel Aviv, a temporary apartment in Jerusalem and searched for a job. So it was hard to keep in touch.

That’s why God created e-mail.

I received a lovely update from her this morning. And since I’m a little blogged out from 10 days of frantic posting, I thought it would be nice to let you hear from her in her own words:

Just How Dangerous Is Israel?

05/12/2006
Associate Editor

If more than 34,000 Palestinians and 440 rockets and 10 suicide bombers were headed in your direction, would you want to know about it?

Giving Up On Israel

12/06/2006
Associate Editor

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s plans for withdrawal from much of the West Bank is leading to erosion of political support within the one American group — the conservative, primarily Christian right —that had been most supportive of Israel, and reportedly the root of President Bush’s support, as well.

Time to Fly

 Your blogger has had a wonderful, spiritually uplifting visit to Israel, but you know what they say about all good things.

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