Women of the Revolution: Two-fer to watch from today’s This Week

women-revolution-lama-hasan-uprising-middle-east-libya-egypt-human-rights-politics-13069528While doing Sunday chores, I got to see the cover of the redesigned and Tina Brown-ified Newsweek about to come out, with a very powerful image of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the cover as well as watch with great interest an all-woman roundtable discussing the role of women in the revolutions occurring…

How Hillary Clinton Is Tougher Than Bill, More Qualified to Succeed in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

As the unusual confluence of the Jewish new year, Ramadan and September 11th has come and gone, I’ve been thinking a lot about the direct talks being pursued right now by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But this post is not about the talks’  core issues, as they’re called, or about the fact that…

Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition. Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish and Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest…

Walters should’ve followed up, Palin should have boned up re: Jews “flocking” idea

Somehow I missed Sarah Palin’s proclamation, in an interview with Barbara Walters last week, that Jews are flocking to Israel, right now.  Here’s the transcript for the relevant section: Barbara Walters: Governor, let’s talk about some issues. The Middle East. The Obama administration does not want Israel to build any more settlements on what they…

On women running the world: “A woman would bring an extra dimension to that task-and that’s a sensitivity to humankind”

Do not miss this week’s New York Times Magazine, “Saving the World’s Women.” The subject line quote above is from the Q&A Deborah Solomon did with Africa’s only female leader, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Her advice to the U.S. on having a female president: Why do you think we’ve never had a female president in…

Who among us are the real yentes, complaining about Obama-Jewish leaders meeting?

I’m on the board of the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee and a few weeks ago, I had a chance to listen to and speak in person with Jason Isaacson, the AJC Director of Government and International Affairs, who just so happened to have been one of the participants at the Roosevelt Room…