iOS app Android app

David A. Harris

Entries by David A. Harris

Romney "Special Adviser" Tied to Companies That Do Business With Iran

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 2:45 PM

A top foreign policy adviser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lobbied for businesses that did business with Iran. Maybe this is what Romney means when he says he's going to do the "opposite" of President Barack Obama on Israel?

Former Representative Vin...

Read Post

The Ron Paul Revolution Hits the RNC

(80) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 5:01 PM

Over the last few months, anti-Israel Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) has been making a serious impact within the Republican Party. During the debate season, he was the crowd favorite and used his televised platform to spout his radical positions -- including his anti-Israel views. As the race dragged...

Read Post

Pro-Israel Republicans and Ron Paul: Lip Service Only

(135) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 5:43 PM

What if you knew that your community would be rocked by an earthquake in two weeks -- would you try to do something to warn people to take precautions? What if The New York Times and others were reporting that the earthquake was coming -- but...

Read Post

Is Encouraging Peace in the Middle East Acceptable These Days?

(35) Comments | Posted May 6, 2011 | 5:17 PM

Just three days ago, NJDC reacted to the power-sharing accord between Fatah and Hamas. While that short statement was only 167 words long, it's been impressive watching how far some have misread it over the past 72 hours. That certain media outlets and others would purposefully do so...

Read Post

Ending Holocaust Rhetoric in Politics

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2010 | 10:20 AM

As the world marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp this week, Americans will also sadly look back at 2009 as the year that the memory of the Holocaust was abused and misused in politics like never before. Politicians, pundits, and...

Read Post

Look Who's Coming To Dinner

(12) Comments | Posted September 1, 2009 | 6:31 PM

Wait - Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, is coming to the Ramadan dinner hosted tonight by President Barack Obama?

After reading this in Talking Points Memo, I paused to make sure I read it right.

There's nothing surprising about the now-annual tradition of a White...

Read Post

Are Obama-Hitler Comparisons Okay?

(88) Comments | Posted August 6, 2009 | 4:03 PM

Are Nazi and Hitler comparisons -- and invoking Holocaust imagery -- ever acceptable in political discourse? Of course I think the answer is no, period. And we've always made clear that such comparisons are not okay for anyone, on either side of the aisle.

But these days the G.O.P. base...

Read Post

Comical Posturing on Israel

(14) Comments | Posted August 2, 2009 | 11:29 PM

We've seen a growing chorus of voices recently questioning the direction of American foreign policy when it comes to Israel. A number of these voices -- including some recent editorials -- appear disconnected from the facts; they seem to ignore President Obama's commitment in word and deed to our strong...

Read Post

Rep. Cantor: An Exclusivist Caucus of One

(7) Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 6:05 PM

Being a Jewish Republican in Congress is a singular experience -- literally. With Senator Arlen Specter's (D-PA) move to the Democratic Party and the general GOP "let's narrow our base wherever possible" philosophy, it's no surprise that Republicans are faring so poorly, and that Jewish Republicans are faring even worse....

Read Post

Listening for the Truth about Iran

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2009 | 9:27 AM

As I noted earlier, there's been much discussion among some American Jews about whether President Barack Obama "gets" our community. Monday's widely-applauded White House meeting with top American Jewish community leaders helped shut down this discussion once and for all. One of the most oft-cited concerns of...

Read Post

Does President Obama "Get" Jews?

(83) Comments | Posted July 16, 2009 | 3:40 PM

Those who closely follow the intersection of Jewish and Democratic politics know that there's been a good bit of noise -- though perhaps not much light -- surrounding whether President Barack Obama "gets" the American Jewish community. Indeed, Obama has not pleased every American Jew, much the same...

Read Post