You Don't Mess with the Foxman

John Hagee and Abraham Foxman have kissed and made up. In a "Dear Abe" letter, Hagee apologizes for causing offense in re: his theological musings on the Holocaust (from 1999, ...

Obama and Jerusalem, Take 3

So maybe Obama was not unadvised or guilty of "misspeaking" when he told AIPAC that he stands for an "undivided" Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Here's Bernard Avishai's interpretation ...

One Jerusalem, Indivisible

The big story out of Obama's speech to AIPAC yesterday was the following sentence: "And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." It is, among ...

Jew v. Jew

Julia Duin's roundup of Jewish defenders of Pastor Hagee in the Washington Times has the virtue of making clear that holding God in some way responsible for the Holocaust is ...

Department of Clarification

Is Abe Foxman having second thoughts about John Hagee? Back in March, after charges of anti-Catholicism unsettled Hagee's endorsement of John McCain, the ADL's national director waved away the controversy ...

We Can Too

As WaPo's Michael Abramowitz reports, prominent Jewish liberals are coalescing in order to fight AIPAC. This new group is starting a political action committee of their own aimed at breaking ...

McCain to go to Israel

John McCain will travel to Israel next week in an effort to secure Jewish support in the U.S. and to show off his foreign policy credentials.

Diplomat for Obama

Yesterday we had a visit at Trinity from Daniel Kurtzer, now of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, whose three-decade career in the State Department included three years as President ...