Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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Israel has "never had 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and we never will," Michael Oren, the country's ambassador to the United States, told a sold-out crowd of 500 people at an Equality Forum dinner at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Saturday. He went on to describe how the state intervened to make sure a gay pride parade would...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington · Analysis Just what is Israel's latest thinking on Iran? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in recent months have been more explicit than ever about the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. Are Barak and Netanyahu merely posturing, or are they really intent on waging...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization's polling. The poll, released Monday, shows Obama with 61 percent of the Jewish vote, as opposed to 28 percent for Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor...
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Mati Wagner, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Tel Aviv Capitalism in pursuit of social justice. The notion is becoming more common in Israel as a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in the fields of high-tech, industry and real estate is delving into philanthropy. "The culture of venture capital and the startup nation also transfers into innovation in the field of philanthropy," Andres Spokoiny, president of the...
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The Israelis and Americans seem to be on different pages regarding the timing of a potential Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, but U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the debate has in no way detracted from the close relationship between Jerusalem and Washington. Wasserman Schultz, perhaps Obama's chief surrogate in the Jewish...
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