Will Departure of Emanuel & Axelrod Affect American Jewish Influence in Obama White House?

I honestly had not thought of that at all but here’s an interesting article about the subject and in fact seems to lean the other way – certainly in the case of former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel: Privately, Jewish officials said Emanuel’s departure potentially could smooth relations between Obama and the Jewish community for…

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…