Plus is the new pope good for the Jews?
Dinner with Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw on president’s Israel itinerary
Should an American be picked, expect a shortened trip
Plus taking another look at FDR and the Jews
Former U.S. official join large petition signatories
Veep aims to inoculate from criticism on Israel
With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?
Plus breaking down who got their Hagel predictions wrong
Next up: the long-awaited vote
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
Jack Lew, Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, faces tough questions
Plus Lapid talks peace talks, but cautiously
No, probably not. But the developments are compelling.
Plus Obama invited to speak in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Plus Haifa airport evacuated, third Iron Dome battery moves north
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Plus Bibi cartoonist apologies…for his bad timing
Next up: a vote to confirm him (or not)
I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t Chavez
The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
Charlie Brotman, who has narrated every parade since Eisenhower in 1957, says he won’t retire until 120
Plus some results from the survey of New York’s Jewish population
Plus impressive contents of the Afghan Geniza are revealed
Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary
Plus U.S. to speed up withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history