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Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?

New ad's comparison with ’48 raises fresh questions.

02/23/2015
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It was a stretch, but we were trying to believe it — that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech is all about safeguarding Israel and not motivated by electioneering. But in 30 seconds on Saturday, this all went out of the window.

Benjamin Netanyahu

For Mike Huckabee, Easier To Become Prime Minister Than President

02/05/2015
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In the race to the White House, Mike Huckabee, a contender for Republican nominee, said he was pleased to appear at the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center dinner in December at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis.

Eugen Gluck welcomes Mike Huckabee at Bet El dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

White House Says It Should Have Sent Higher-Level Representative To Paris Rally

01/13/2015
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The White House acknowledged that it should have sent a higher-level representative to the anti-terrorism rally in Paris.

We’ve Come A Long Way, Abie

At White House's second Chanukah party, blessings, latkes and an ad hoc minyan amid dazzlingly decorated Christmas trees.

12/24/2014
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A friend told me that when he mentioned to his young daughter last week that he was going to attend the White House Chanukah party, she looked up at him wide-eyed and said, “I didn’t even know President Obama was Jewish.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Light Up, It's Chanukah In Washington

Joe Biden won't be riding the cherry picker to the top of the National Menorah Tuesday afternoon; instead he'll light the a symbolic shames candle from the ground while others will ride up to light the first candle of Hanukah for the 4 p.m. ceremony on the Ellipse behind he White House.

Klain Appointed U.S. Ebola Response Coordinator

10/20/2014
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Former White House official Ron Klain has been tapped to coordinate the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

Who’ll Blink First?

The Israel lobby and the White House stare each other down over Iran and its rhetoric.

02/05/2014
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Soon after the ill-fated Oslo agreement was signed between Yasir Arafat and Yitzchak Rabin on the White House lawn in 1993, the PLO leader began speaking in Arab countries of “jihad,” explaining how, according to Islamic tradition, truces could be signed as a means of lulling one’s enemies before conquering them.

Gary Rosenblatt

White House Names Envoy For Holocaust Survivors

01/28/2014
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The Obama administration named a special envoy to the Holocaust survivor community.

Aviva Sufian, a staff member at the Health Department’s Administration for Community Living, will be the special envoy for U.S. Holocaust survivor services, a White House announcement said Friday.

Biden Meets Israel’s Finance Minister

10/15/2013
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(JTA) -- Yair Lapid, the Israeli finance minister, met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials.

Power's Interventionism Gets Mixed Reviews In Pro-Israel Crowd

Samantha Power brings to foreign policy an activist impulse that many in the pro-Israel community wish was more prevalent among American diplomats.

Except Power, a former White House National Security Council staffer nominated this week by President Obama to represent the United States at the United Nations, also has directed her interventionist inclinations at Israel.

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