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White House Officials Meet Breaking The Silence Reps


White House officials met with members of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli group that collects soldiers’ testimonies to expose Israel Defense Forces abuses.

Senate Panel Approves Congressional Review Of Iran Deal


Washington — A key Senate committee approved a bill mandating congressional review of any Iran nuclear deal, and the White House said it would not block the measure.

White House Presses For Jewish OK On Iran Deal

Meeting with Kerry amid skepticism on nuke pact.

Staff Writer

Secretary of State John Kerry was slated to meet with American Jewish leaders in Washington on Wednesday to convince them to support the administration’s preliminary Iran nuclear deal.

Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?

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

Contributing Editor

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

Jewish Week Online Columnist

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


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.

Editor and Publisher

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


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.

Editor and Publisher

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
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