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Michael Oren Takes on 'Boycotting' Author Oz for Shunning Foreign Ministry Events

“The boycott which Amos Oz has declared on the Foreign Ministry provides a boost to the boycotts which Oz claims to oppose,” the former ambassador to the US said. 18 more words

MK Oren Labels EU Products at Supermarket in Protest Over Anticipated Guidelines

“The EU decision to label Israeli products is anti-Semitic,” Oren said. “There are dozens of border disputes and ‘occupations’ in the world but the EU decided to single out Israel. 19 more words

Next week Netanyahu and Obama likely to discuss $5 billion a year defense aid beginning 2017

US officials: Israel requesting $5 billion in annual defense aid
by Staff
November 5, 2015

Israel is asking the United States for $5 billion in annual defense aid for a decade, beginning in 2017, US congressional sources told Reuters on Wednesday.  110 more words

Israel & Middle East

Why didn't Dennis Ross speak up when it might have been useful ?

Dennis Ross: Critics were right about Obama, Iran and Israel
by Jennifer Rubin
October 28, 2015

Too bad then that Ross did not unequivocally oppose the deal and urge Democrats to do the same. 126 more words

Israel & Middle East

Oslo on My Mind

I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with Ms Wisse recently. She is a brilliant, fearless writer (which I told her). This is a very important read not only because it’s the anniversary of Oslo and 9/11, but because amidst all the stories of the so-called “Iran Deal” her wise perspective is sorely lacking. 212 more words

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West Hampton Beach, Long Island


The Hampton Synagogue – recently renamed The Rabbi Marc Schneier Community Center – celebrated its 25th anniversary at a gala Dinner this past February. When Rabbi Schneier first came out to the famed Long Island summer retreat for the rich and famous, there was no religious Jewish life to speak of. 222 more words

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Fear and loathing in the US-Israel alliance

by Haviv Rettig Gur
July 29, 2015

…Conservative leaning, an Israeli patriot proud of his decades of service to his country, Oren finds a great deal about Obama troubling – what he considers Obama’s stumbles and miscalculations in the Middle East, the president’s apparent agnosticism when it came to American exceptionalism, and his reliance on “ideology” and “worldview” in place of hard strategy. 155 more words

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