(JTA) _ American Jewish groups moved to calm continuing tensions between Jerusalem and Washington in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive reelection this week. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Anti-Defamation League all released statements Thursday welcoming Netanyahu’s …

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Jewish Groups Seek To Paper Over Differences on Benjamin Netanyahu Reelection

John Boehner faced a call from the Anti-Defamation League national director, Abraham Foxman, to rescind the invitation. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters The White House is growing more confident it can withstand efforts to frustrate its policy of nuclear talks with Iran, as a furore over the intervention of the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, appears to be encouraging wavering Democrats to rally around their president. In the first White House press conference since the Republican House speaker, John Boehner, sparked controversy by inviting Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress amid calls for a tougher approach to Iran, administration officials claimed there was support for their argument that planned legislation authorising new sanctions, if talks fail, would be counter-productive

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Democrats rally around Obama amid furore over Netanyahu Congress visit

Abraham Foxman, long-time Director of the Anti-Defamation League, spoke at Suffolk University Law Schools commencement ceremony on Saturday. Foxmans opposition to US congressional recognition of the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide sparked reports of a planned protest, the Armenian Weekly reported

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Crowd Protests Against Suffolk Law School Commencement Speaker Abraham Foxman

The pro-Palestine campus movement flexed its muscles again last week as 18 of 30 candidates for positions in UCLA’s student government signed a pledge to not take trips to Israel that are sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Hasbara Fellowships.

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UCLA pro-Palestine groups gain ground with pledge signings

Source: Press TV Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed as “lies” the recent Israeli allegation that Tehran sought to send missiles to the blockaded Gaza Strip. “An Iranian ship carrying arms for Gaza captured just in time for the annual AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) anti-Iran campaign. Amazing Coincidence?


Iran rejects Israeli lies on Gaza arms shipment

JERUSALEM Fri Mar 7, 2014 2:56pm EST Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, March 4, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mike Theiler JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would give up “some settlements” in occupied Palestinian land to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of enclaves removed

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledges applause as he addresses the AIPAC conference in WashingtonReuters Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “prepared to make an historic peace with our Palestinian neighbours” if Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas recognised the Jewish state, he told an audience in Washington. “President Abbas, recognise the Jewish state,” Netanyahu told delegates at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

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Israel-Palestine Conflict: Netanyahu Will Make Peace if Abbas Recognises Jewish State

(CNN) — At the American Israel Public Affairs Conference on Monday, Sen. John McCain of Arizona joked that, because of his close friendship with former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, he observed a lot of Judaism's   …

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McCain: I was 'bris' close to Jewish conversion – CNN Belief Blog …

Monday, 09 December 2013 by Eva Salnerov, President of B’nai B’rith Tolerancia Bratislava On December 2, Bnai Brith Tolerance in Bratislava, Slovakia hosted the Bridges of Tolerance (MOSTY TOLERANCIE) project. The event took place in the old historic building of Pisztory Palace which was confiscated in the past by the Communist government and turned into Lenins Museum.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – J Street, a liberal Jewish-American lobbying group barely five years old and once shunned by top Israeli officials, is claiming as a victory the fact that Chuck Hagel was confirmed as defense secretary despite opposition from more conservative Jewish groups. In the week when the most influential Jewish-American group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, held its …

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Progressive U.S. pro- Israel group claims Hagel fight as a victory

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