AIPAC attempts rebound

Coming off of what many observers characterized as an off year in terms of getting its agenda implemented in Washington, D.C., the American Israel Public Affairs Committee will be welcoming upwards of 14,000 attendees at the March 2 to 4 annual policy conference that will set the pro-Israel organization’s 2014 initiatives. Chief among the organization’s… Read More

Disability activists lobby Congress

Caregiving for loved ones, lobbying Congress to help those with disabilities and joining the United Nations’ convention on rights for the disabled are some of the issues being discussed during Jewish Disability Awareness Month. Sixty-five Jewish activists from 12 states and the District of Columbia lobbied Congress Feb. 6 during the fourth-annual Jewish Disability Advocacy… Read More

DCJCC cancels writer’s appearance

Two years ago, David Harris-Gershon predicted in the blog he wrote for Tikkun magazine that what he was posting “could bring censure.” The post, the Pittsburgh day school teacher wrote, was his “coming out” as a supporter of the boycott, divest and sanction, or BDS, movement. The censure didn’t come until early last month, when… Read More

Susan Rice decries ‘personal attacks’ on Kerry

National Security Advisor Susan Rice decried “personal attacks” on Secretary of State John Kerry as “unacceptable.” It was the latest salvo in increasingly testy exchanges between the Netanyahu and Obama governments. “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable,” Rice said on her official Twitter account on Monday evening. “John Kerry’s… Read More