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Anadolu Agency September 18, 2020

From left to right: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump at the signing ceremony for the agreements on "normalization...

Participants in the Hazon Cross-USA ride biking across Montana, June 2012.

Riding across the U.S., Hazon bikers are spokespeople for food justice

By Charlotte Anthony and Debra Rubin, JTA June 26, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Eleven Jews are pedaling -- and peddling -- their message across the country. Joined by more than three dozen other bicyclists at segments along the way, participants in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, a 10-week journey across America, are on...

President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2012.

Peres calls for renewed peace talks in medal ceremony

JTA REPORT June 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians. “Israel and the Palestinians are ripe today to restart” peace talks,...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Jewish American Heritage Month reception

BY REP. STACEY NEWMAN June 13, 2012

Last month I received an invitation via email through my legislative office that I wasn’t sure at first was real. However, after calling the number listed, I was assured it was legitimate. I was overjoyed. I was invited to the White House for the annual...

President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2012.

President Barack Obama’s remarks at Medal of Freedom ceremony

May 30, 2012

THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY East Room 3:45 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat, and welcome to the White...

Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaking with Richard Stone, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, May 21, 2012.

White House reassures Jewish leaders ahead of Iran talks

JTA REPORT May 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration officials reassured Jewish leaders of their commitment to a tough posture ahead of Iran nuclear talks.Statements from the White House and from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations...

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABCs Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, May 9, 2012.

Much enthusiasm, muted criticism in Jewish groups’ reactions to president’s support for gay marriage

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — As soon as President Barack Obama wrapped up the television interview in which he endorsed same-sex marriage, he called an evangelical minister who advises him to offer a heads up. Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, made a similar...

Op-Ed: Keep down the rates of student loans

By Alan Kalish, JTA May 3, 2012

NEW YORK -- Education is the key to success -- a "silver bullet" for changing lives in all segments of society. An affordable, quality college education must be available to all, not just the wealthy. Horace Mann, the renowned innovator in public education,...

Satellite imagery of the suspected Fordow underground uranium enrichment facility under construction north of Qom, Iran. (via Creative Commons)

Obama administration is ready for Iran talks—but is Iran?

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 10, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has its Iran ducks in a row: Tehran is coming to the table, Israel is sitting still, most of the world’s major oil buyers and sellers are on board with the sanctions effort, and Congress is in an agreeable mood....

Obama presses Abbas on direct talks

JTA March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that direct discussions with Israel were an "important contribution to the cause of peace." "The two leaders agreed on the necessity of the two-state solution, and President...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Iran and Israel: Best and worst-case scenarios

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus March 14, 2012

Can we “handle the truth” about the Iran-Israel crisis, or has the debate become so partisan, ideological and acrimonious that it is impossible to agree on even the most basic facts?  This piece is an attempt to put into perspective where things...

 Karen Aroesty

Local Jewish leaders find common ground on Iran

By Repps Hudson, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT March 14, 2012

Last week’s high-level meetings and speeches about Iran’s possible nuclear weapons quest have reassured Jewish leaders here that Washington and Israel now have common cause on this grave international issue. Apparent differences between the United...

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