Tag Archives: AIPAC

Spinning Away Antisemitism

Yesterday, the House of Representatives finally passed a resolution criticizing statements by Rep. Ilhan Omar saying that American Jews who advocate for America to support Israel have dual loyalties, implying that her fellow Jewish members of Congress act against the … Continue reading

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The Defense of Bigotry

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote about the media’s coverage of events in Israel in 2014: Criticism of Israel is not antisemitism, but demonization is. This matters because antisemitism is not really about Jews. It is about how societies treat the Other, … Continue reading

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AIPAC, Iran, America and Israel

This week’s AIPAC Policy Conference was all about one concern, Iran. There appears to be agreement between the Israeli and American governments on most of the major issues related to Iran. Iran is a threat to the peace of the … Continue reading

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Times of Israel

A blog post that I wrote about the increasing advocacy for Israel in the Reform movement and the upcoming AIPAC Policy Conference is featured on the new Times of Israel blog. In the article, I explain some of the reasons why I … Continue reading

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The Growing Tide of Reform Jewish Support for Israel

The dramatic increase in active advocacy for Israel in the Reform movement was obvious at the URJ’s recent Biennial Convention held in Washington DC. That convention featured a number of speakers whose speeches primarily focused on Israel and a number of … Continue reading

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Israel Advocacy at the URJ

Shalom All, For those of you at the URJ Biennial. I hope that you will join me at the ARZA reception tonight at 10:30 pm and tomorrow night at the AIPAC reception also at 10:30 pm. -D

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Video and Transcript – Pres. Obama’s Speech to AIPAC PC 2011

Good morning! Thank you, Rosy, for your very kind introduction. But even more, thank you for your many years friendship. Back in Chicago, when I was just getting started in national politics, I reached out to a lot of people … Continue reading

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What Makes Israel an Ally?

Michael Oren’s article published by Foreign Policy is a superb argument for why Israel is America’s ultimate ally. I urge you to read the full article, but here is the basic outline offered by Oren: On an ideological level, an … Continue reading

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