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 …
AIPAC conference in Washington sparks protests Just minutes into a demonstration outside of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters more commonly known as “AIPAC,” DC police and protesters got into a bit of scuffle causing Barbara Briggs-Letson of California to fall to the ground. – See more at: www.presstv.ir By: thetruegrimghost
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As conflict erupted in Gaza last week, Israel's officials and supporters embarked on what proved a successful diplomatic and media campaign to ensure the United States remained right behind them. Israel's ambassador to Washington Michael Oren became a regular fixture on cable news channels and talk shows. Pro-Israel lobby groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs …
Nation July 6, 2012 by Ron Kampeas and Neil Rubin, JTA Proponents of using economic pressure to force Israel out of the West Bank may have lost a key battle this week by a hairs breadth but they have no intention of giving up. Thats the message from backers of a divestment motion at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which late Thursday night rejected a proposal to divest from companies selling equipment to the Israeli military in the West Bank. The 333-331 vote, with two abstentions, at the churchs Pittsburgh gathering was the closest that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movementaimed at undermining Israels occupation of the West Bankhas come to a win in a major American religious denomination
By John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable, 5/21/2012 4:47:04 PM Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, will be honored May 31 at a B’nai B’rith ceremony/gala at the New York Stock Exchange. B’nai B’rith is saluting Hammer because of what it calls a “shared dedication to diversity, tolerance, and acceptance.” That includes her work in creating the Erase the Hate public affairs campaign and the Characters Unite effort promoting acceptance and tolerance.
Detroit — Representatives from 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils from across the country will meet in the city beginning today for the 2012 Plenum, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs' (JCPA) annual policy conference .
When the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized school vouchers in 2002, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs called it “a devastating blow to one of the foundations of our democracy”: the separation of church and state.
By JTA Published March 23, 2012. Jewish groups are among dozens of religious denominations and organizations endorsing a Faithful Budget in opposition to the Republican budget proposal, which would cut Medicaid spending and disproportionately shift Medicare costs to fixed-income seniors. Thirty-seven religious denominations and organizations signed on to the Faithful Budget proposal, which was unveiled Thursday
March 22, 2012 WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish groups are among dozens of religious denominations and organizations endorsing a “Faithful Budget” in opposition to the Republican budget proposal, which would cut Medicaid spending and disproportionately shift Medicare costs to fixed-income seniors. Thirty-seven religious denominations and organizations signed on to the Faithful Budget proposal, which was unveiled Thursday. It pushes for investment in social safety net programs in order to provide essential needs to the most vulnerable Americans.
10-03-2012 17:11 At the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAX conference this week, it was Iran, not Palestine that dominated proceedings. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from the Occupied West Bank.