McMaster emphasizes opportunities at Global Forum

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday told a Jewish audience that Israel and America’s Arab allies are undergoing a reassessment of their shared interests. “Today their interests are converging,” he said at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Washington. “This is an opportunity.” These shared interests a long-sought peace agreement between Israel and… Read More

Rod Rosenstein played outfield in the Rockville JCC softball league and other fun facts about the man who wrote the Comey takedown memo

Mystery solved! Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who played a central role in James Comey’s firing, used to play center field in a softball league at what is now the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville. Or maybe right field. Or maybe short left. It’s unclear. What is clear is that the man overseeing… Read More

Why Linda Sarsour courts controversy

NEW YORK — One of the best symbols of the current Jewish political divide is a Muslim woman. To Jews on the left, Linda Sarsour is a courageous and effective activist who builds bridges and breaks stereotypes. To Jews on the right and some in the center, she’s an Israel-hating apologist for Islamic extremists. Both… Read More

Egyptian envoy talks bilateral stability

BALTIMORE — The Egypt-U.S. relationship suffered under President Barack Obama but has a chance to recover under the Donald Trump administration, Egypt’s ambassador told an audience here. Yasser Reda spoke about peace and conflict in the Middle East — including the Israeli conflict with the Palestinians — and mostly evaded criticism of his home country… Read More