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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Biden’s national security adviser to address J Street

JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Tony Blinken, Vice President Joe Biden's national security adviser, will address this year's J Street conference. Blinken will address a session on the U.S. role in resolving the Arab-Israel conflict and join a panel afterward discussing...

Ross to rejoin Jewish policy group

JTA January 23, 2012

Dennis Ross, the former top Obama administration Middle East strategist, is rejoining the Jewish People Policy Institute as its co-chairman. Ross, who left the White House last month, will serve as co-chairman of the board of directors and professional...

Jack Lew, center, helps light the national menorah organized
by American Friends of Lubavitch, with the groups director, Rabbi
Levi Shemtov, left, and his father, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, the
director of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, Dec. 20, 2011. Baruch Ezagui,
courtesy of American Friends of Lubavitch.

With chief of staff appointment, Jewish community regains White House address

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON January 11, 2012

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management-a Cabinet-level position-would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff. Lew, 56, was chosen for his long years in government and...

Dennis Ross, shown speaking at a Washington Institute for Near
East Policy conference, and the White House cited his desire to
spend more time with his family as the reason for stepping down as
President Obama’s top Middle East strategist. Photo: Stan Barouh,
courtesy the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

A mixed legacy as Ross steps down: Iran isolated, but peace still missing

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON November 16, 2011

Dennis Ross got back in the driver's seat, yet three years later the peace is still missing. Ross, a veteran of four failed presidential pushes for Middle East peace, announced Nov. 10 that he would be leaving his post as President BarackObama's top Middle...

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