JFK essentially laid the foundation for the modern U.S.-Israel alliance. Remembering how he did it, 50 years on.
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Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jews in America have little memory of JFK’s Jewish relationships. “JFK and the Jews” had little to do with the Jews, and everything to do with Israel. Looking back at his legacy, as the Nov. 22 anniversary nears, American Jews have good reasons, therefore, to mourn.
A group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity removed from its website references to a scheduled fundraiser appearance by George W. Bush, though a Bush spokesman said the former president still plans to attend.
Bush was scheduled to headline a Nov. 14 fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, with tickets ranging from $250 to $100,000.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League on Monday afternoon gently critiicized the former president for his participation in the event.
Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser in Texas for a group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity.
Bush is scheduled to appear Nov. 14 in suburban Dallas to raise funds for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a Texas-based group that says its mission “is to bring Jewish people into a personal relationship of faith with Yeshua the Messiah, knowing their acceptance will eventually mean life from the dead.”
The Israeli, a former junior chess champion who studied electrical engineering at the University of Texas, finished in third place Tuesday in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the Times of Israel reported.
Connecticut native gained experience managing Israel's national ballclub.
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Retired major league baseball player Brad Ausmus, who managed the Israeli national team’s bid for the World Baseball Classic last year, was named the manager of the American League Detroit Tigers. The Tigers announced the hiring of Ausmus, 44, on Sunday, making him the only current Jewish manager in Major League Baseball. Ausmus was a catcher for four teams, including the Tigers, in his playing days.