The supposedly unprecedented step taken Netanyahu to speak directly before Congress about Iran is based on a precedent established in 1975 by none other than Yitzhak Rabin and America’s Democratic Party.
The new U.S. policy of rapprochement with Cuba, which was accompanied by the celebrated release of imprisoned Jewish aid worker Alan Gross, probably will give American Jews greater access to a Jewish community with which few are familiar.
In his May 7 remarks upon receiving an award for fighting genocide, President Barack Obama explained why he is not fighting genocide. He didn’t mean it to sound quite that way, of course. But that was the indisputable meaning of his words.