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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
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Wiesenthal Center Officials Ask Ecuador to Intercede for Alan Gross

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center met with Ecuadorian authorities to seek their support in asking Cuba to release American prisoner Alan Gross. The meetings...

Puerto Rico, Not Israel, May Soon Become the 51st State

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Puerto Rico voted in favor of full U.S. statehood.

What Obama Should Have Done in the Last Four Years and...

Over and over again I’ve written about what President Barack Obama should do. Now the voters have given him a whole new chance. He could take it and change his policy. I don't believe he will do that but let me lay out both what he's been wrong and what he should do, just in case Obama is seeking a different approach.

Jer. Post’s Hoffman Tells Jewish Students Israelis’ View of Obama Vacillating

The Jerusalem Post's Gil Hoffman told this college audience that Iran is the issue Israelis care most about. He also told them that war is the last approach Israel wants to take.

Humble Pie

Now, there's a fine exercise in the diplomatic niceties one must endure when one is prime minister of a small state in the near...

Sarah Silverman Eyes Israeli Elections

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
With U.S. politics over for now, Silverman turns her attention to Israeli politics.

Yedioth: Obama Advisor in Iran to Negotiate Ending Nuclear Weapons Program

20 Heshvan 5773 – November 5, 2012
Yedioth Aharonoth has just published a story that appears so far to be a last-minute, pre-election leak from the Israeli prime minister's office, regarding...

Romney Sweeps Ex-Pat Vote in Israel, ‘I Vote Israel’ Delivers 20-25%...

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 2, 2012
In the last week of October, I Vote Israel has sent some 80 thousand ballots, weighing 500 lbs., to the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
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Obama’s Attempts At Making Nice With The Mullahs

It turns out that soon after taking office, President Obama tried to make friends – totally – with the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

Sandy’s Ripple Effects Felt In Israel

Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Will the US Help the Muslim Brotherhood Take Jordan?

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
It might be helpful now to start wondering what sort of ideas Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, and its leader, Controller General Sheikh Hamam Sai'd, will advance if they seize power in Jordan -- possibly with the blessing and encouragement of the United States.

Nadler: Major Disaster Declaration for NY Will Aid in Rapid Recovery

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
On Tuesday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) welcomed President Obama’s declaration of major disaster for New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The designation...

On This Day

Ever have a day going along just fine until something comes and floors you? I wasn't feeling well last night and thought of skipping work...but I had to do this, I had to do that...so I came in saying that maybe I'll crash tomorrow. Yesterday morning started sluggish, but I hit my stride and I chugged along happily cleaning things off my desk. I'm tried to watch what is happening with the massive hurricane hitting the U.S.; trying to switch windows, worrying about whether Gaza has decided to fire another rocket at Israel. And then, I saw this message on Twitter and I just stopped and took a deep breath.

A Short Guide to the Benghazi Issue: What is it Really...

There is a debate over the causes of terrorism and anti-Americanism in the world. One possible view is that the principal problem is that of genuine conflict. The adversaries hold certain ideological ideas—say, revolutionary Islamism—to which American society and policies are antithetical. The collision (as with Communism, Nazism, and aggressive Japanese militarism in earlier decades) is inevitable. The United States is inconveniencing the totalitarians both because of what it does (policies) and because of what it represents (freedom, democracy, capitalism).

Islamists Target US Embassy in Indonesia

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
The U.S. Embassy and other sites connected with the U.S. were allegedly the target of terrorist attacks that were thwarted by the arrest of 11 suspected terrorists in Indonesia over the weekend.

Maariv: Iran Said ‘No’ to Obama’s Plea for Reconciliation

A few months after he had been elected, President Barack Obama attempted to renew on a gradual basis U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.

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