Travelling in secret to Morocco with Shimon Peres in 1981, I discovered the secret of his political longevity.
Shimon Peres was an optimist not blinded by messianism, who responded with dignity, calm, and compelling logic to his persistent critics in Israel and on the American Jewish right.
While rabbis won't outright endorse Clinton or Trump, the deep distress over the Donald has led some rabbis to reconsider their usual policies when it comes to politics and their holiday sermon.
No, they’re not Jewish. But on stage last night, the two candidates embodied the clash between two Jewish archetypes - and lawyerly Clinton trounced Trump the businessman gonif.
Donald Trump is the exact opposite of Obama, but the recipe is the same.
We feel, with great pain, that because of Miri Regev's cynical exploitation of Mizrahi-ness, many years of social and political struggle for recognition and repair of the injustices done to Mizrahim have gone down the drain.
Palestinian citizens of Israel are its Achilles’ heel; they refuse to become Zionists, refuse to leave Israel, and refuse to vanish into thin air. And, increasingly, they are refusing to remain silent.
Bill Clinton tweets that 'I will miss Shimon Peres, my brilliant and eloquent friend,' while Tony Blair calls the former Israeli president 'an inspiration, a mentor and a friend.'
U.S. Election 2016
After putting Donald Trump on the defensive by accusing him of racism and sexism, Hillary Clinton blasts him again, saying he made 'charges and claims that were demonstrably untrue.'