National Council of Young Israel Executive Vice President Rabbi Pesach Lerner recently traveled to Washington, DC, where he met with members of Congress concerning the recent situation in Syria and how it relates to the Israeli MIA’s who may be living in captivity in Syria, including Zachary Baumel and Guy Hever. Rabbi Lerner is currently taking a six-month sabbatical, during which time he is representing the National Council of Young Israel as he focuses his efforts and energy on a number of critical and pressing issues that face the Jewish community and the State of Israel, including the ongoing effort to learn information about the status of the Israeli MIA’s and working towards securing their release.
In the largest gathering in the history of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 13,000 delegates from all over the United States joined with hundreds of diplomats, politicians and Middle East experts in Washington D.C. at the AIPAC 2012 Policy Conference to listen, discuss and debate the future of Israel-U.S. relations.
The assembly was filled with the tension of crucial decisions that the leaders of Israel must make to ensure its survival plus
In a circus-like chain of events, the Republican presidential race has taken on a number of different faces since the first primaries were held a few months ago.
The beginning of the competition saw Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, rise to prominence. With consecutive victories in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, party members felt confidently that support would soon unify around him. However, during the last couple of months, Romney has experienced troubles in
Daniel Pearl, the famed Wall Street Journal correspondent who was killed in Pakistani hands in February 2002, was posthumously baptized by the LDS church last year, a source close to the church has reported.
Pearl was the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal at the time of his death, and had previously worked at publications such as the Berkshire Eagle and the San Francisco Business Times. In a reporting mission on Al-Qaeda in Pakistan soon after the September 11 attacks, he was
Sheldon Adelson, the real estate magnate who has already contributed more than $10 million to an independent political committee endorsing Newt Gingrich, has reaffirmed his support for the candidate and suggested he may continue bankrolling his campaign.
Adelson, the Jewish mogul who own the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has featured prominently as one of the wealthy donors to “super PACs” in this year’s Republican presidential race, as clout in the political sphere has slowly shifted from the