Israel’s president plays peacemaker between his government and U.S. Jews

LOS ANGELES — Reuven Rivlin played peacemaker Monday night — between American Jews and the Israeli government. Speaking at the annual General Assembly of the North American Jewish federation movement, Israel’s president sympathized with attendees’ complaints that Israel was ignoring their calls for religious pluralism there, but also urged patience with Israel’s political process. “Whether… Read More

New Jewish Dems group aims for shakeup in 2018

Fresh off of Democratic electoral victories in Virginia and New Jersey, a new group of Jewish Democrats announced its existence Wednesday, and vowed to strengthen ties between the party and Israel, oppose what it says is the Trump administration’s tolerance of neo-Nazis and galvanize the Jewish community to elect Democrats in 2018 and beyond. With… Read More

Groups see surge in activism since election

Rebecca Ennen clearly remembers the raw emotions of the day after Donald Trump’s election as president. Ennen, deputy director of the progressive nonprofit Jews United for Justice, was in the group’s Washington office. JUFJ had put the word out to its volunteers, donors, petition-signers and anyone else to come by if they were in need… Read More

U-Md. student government considers BDS resolution

A resolution that urges the university to divest from companies “profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine” will have its first reading today at a University of Maryland student government meeting. The non-binding resolution, one of a number introduced at American universities in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, was sponsored by student… Read More

Haley tells IAC “it’s a new day” at the UN

The United States ambassador to the United Nations told a Washington audience of Israeli-Americans Saturday night that she will not tolerate anti-Israel bias that has long existed in that international body. “As long as I am at my post, Israel will not be alone,” said ambassador Nikki Haley while speaking at the Israeli American Council’s… Read More