Obama's Ramadan Dinner Included Prominent Jewish Guests

Guest list for last night's White House event included Israel's ambassador and other Jewish leaders.


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

Interesting that President Obama's Ramadan dinner last night included a handful of prominent Jews. Some Jewish leaders have complained that Obama's outreach to the Muslim world has included snubbing Israel and giving short shrift to certain Jewish concerns.

Jewish Americans as identified on the guest list last night:

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren
Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism
Nathan Diament, director of Orthodox Union's Institute for Public Affairs

Diament and Saperstein are on Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.