Israel's Conversion Bill would legislatively consolidate all of the power for conversion in Israel in the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. Therefore, I have written an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in Washington shortly after President Barack Obama's victory on health care reform had both symbolic significance and practical implications for the Likud leader.
Obama is a man of personal audacity, but little courage. His instinctive avoidance of head-on confrontations will leave him unprepared, psychologically and politically, for the requisite arm twisting of Israel.
That's it, folks -- there ain't no more from the G-20 summit. The blood oaths of November and April to tackle head-on the practices that brought us to the brink of disaster are evidently gone with the wind.