But pander is what Barack Obama did... in Havana from the very moment Air Force One landed on Sunday, an arrival snubbed
Rob Eshman, a nice man, is the liberal editor from Central Casting for the Jewish Journal. Eshmanfaults AIPAC for inviting
I am delighted to introduce tonight's honored guest, Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Oren is currently a member of Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, where he serves on the foreign affairs, defense and constitutional committees.
While religion has been used as a tool to divide people, it can become a bridge that unites them. That is why my colleagues and I spent several days studying the Talmud and attending synagogue. It had the effect of deepening both our understanding and respect for the people, their culture and heritage.
I don't know when we will see peace, but I have faith that someday we will. In the meantime, it is our obligation--our privilege--to support those working, like Michael Oren, to protect our ancient ideals and ensure the survival of that land that is a refuge and home for so many.
Michael is a man who willingly traded in his right to self-express for the privilege of defending his nation diplomatically. He is something he would never call himself -- a patriot.
"Anybody who says to me that the president is anti-Israel, I say emphatically, no, not at all. He doesn't like a certain
The book is instructive and disturbing on many levels. First and foremost, I was struck by the arrogance and the sense of impunity with which Ally was written. No one who criticizes Israel is spared from Oren's venomous pen. Two targets receive special attention: President Obama and liberal American Jews.
Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren is getting some attention for his claim in a memoir to be published next week that President Obama "abandoned Israel." The book is sure to be a hot debating point this summer in the American Jewish community and possibly beyond.
But as eyebrow-raising as it was, it was actually a defter bit of maneuvering than many politicians, stuck in the middle