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 By Ami Eden    Opinions    February 9, 2018

Donald Trump and Team Kushner sure sound like they want to make a Mideast deal

(JTA)—Donald Trump is just the man to get an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal done. Just ask Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister was gushing last week about Trump’s negotiating team, which is led by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “The...

 
 By Ami Eden    Opinions    February 9, 2018

Donald Trump and Team Kushner sure sound like they want to make a Mideast deal

(JTA)—Donald Trump is just the man to get an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal done. Just ask Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister was gushing last week about Trump’s negotiating team, which is led by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “The...

 
 By Ami Eden    News    January 6, 2017

Seven questions about the UN resolution

NEW YORK (JTA)-Emotions are running high following the Obama administration's decision to allow the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Here are seven questions...

 
 By Ami Eden    Features    March 4, 2016

Indie bands and intellectuals at the 'Woodstock of Jewish identity'

BALTIMORE (JTA)-My teenage years were pretty Jewy. Back in high school, I happily attended Jewish day school, spent summers at a Jewish camp, went on a group Israel trip and took part in a few youth...

 
 By Ami Eden    News    February 19, 2016

Did Bernie Sanders just steal Joe Lieberman's Jewish crown?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Maybe now that Bernie Sanders has become the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary he'll start getting the Joe Lieberman treatment. Back in 2000, Al Gore's decision to ta...

 
 By Ami Eden    Features    November 20, 2015

Five questions for the first woman to chair URJ

ORLANDO (JTA)-Last week was a big one for Daryl Messinger. A resident of Palo Alto, California, and an active board member of several organizations, Messinger was installed as chair of the Union for...

 
 By Ami Eden    Opinions    October 31, 2014

The 'Klinghoffer' play fails to live up to the controversy

NEW YORK (JTA)—“See it. You Decide,” the Metropolitan Opera of New York exhorts in a promotional push capitalizing on the controversy over its new production of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Well, I saw it. And I’m not sure which was more...

 

What Obama's speech has to do with Israel and the Palestinians

NEW YORK (JTA)—President Obama did not mention Israel or the Palestinians during his address to the nation.  But his pledge to lead a U.S.-coordinated effort to destroy ISIS could end up doing more to get Israeli-Palestinian negotiations back on...

 
 By Ami Eden    Features    August 22, 2014

Will Larry David's Broadway show add to his Jewish file?

NEW YORK (JTA)-In Larry David's fake real-life world on the HBO sitcom "Curb Your Enthusiasm," he is tapped by Mel Brooks to take over the Zero Mostel-Nathan Lane role of Max Bialystock in the...

 
 By Ami Eden    Opinions    May 16, 2014

Fact-checking J Street and its critics

(JTA)—The vote is over, but the debate rages on over the recent rejection of J Street’s application to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Depending on where you stand, the 22-17 vote rejecting the...

 
 By Ami Eden    Opinions    January 3, 2014

In appreciation Edgar Bronfman: Prince of the Jews

NEW YORK (JTA)—In the coming days, many eulogies will attempt to capture the magnitude of the loss suffered this week by the Jewish community. Really, though, all you need are eight words: Edgar Bronfman was a prince of his people. There are other...

 
 By Ami Eden    News    August 9, 2013

How do you spell chutzpah? R-y-a-n B-r-a-u-n

JTA—It wasn’t so long ago that Ryan Braun was just a rookie phenom, racking up numbers that had Jewish sports junkies rushing to put the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger in the pantheon with Greenberg...

 
 By Ami Eden    Features    April 19, 2013

Remembering Jackie Robinson's fight with black nationalists over anti-Semitism

NEW YORK (JTA)—Moviegoers who head to “42” will see the story of how Jackie Robinson displayed legendary courage, class and talent in the face of immense pressure and racial hatred as he...

 

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