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Posts Tagged: American Jewish Committee

February 5, 2017 11:52 am
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Trump Administration Draws Praise From Major US Jewish Groups Over New Iran Sanctions

The Trump administration’s move on Friday to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic drew praise from numerous major US Jewish groups. “Nefarious Iranian behavior cannot go unchecked,”...

December 16, 2016 9:16 am
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ZOA Concerned Over Jewish Organization’s Partnership With ‘Radical Islamist’ Group

JNS.org - The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has criticized the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) recent formation of an interfaith initiative in partnership with what the...

December 14, 2016 1:31 pm
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Major American Jewish Groups Mull, Remain Largely Quiet on Trump Secretary of State Pick Oilman Rex Tillerson

Major American Jewish organizations are mulling over, yet remaining largely quiet about, President-elect Donald Trump’s official announcement on Tuesday that he would nominate ExxonMobil CEO...

November 11, 2016 12:05 am
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Jewish Students at U of New Mexico, Already ‘Intimidated’ Into Keeping Low Profile, ‘Anxious’ Over Appearance of Nazi-Style Anti-Trump Graffiti, Sources Say

Jewish students at the University of New Mexico (UNM) are feeling "anxious" about the appearance on campus of Nazi-themed graffiti denouncing US President-elect Donald Trump,...

November 9, 2016 2:07 pm
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Leading American Jewish Groups Congratulate Trump on Poll-Defying Victory, Call for Post-Election Unity

American Jewish groups were among those congratulating President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday after his poll-defying victory over Democratic Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s election. In a statement,...

October 26, 2016 5:33 pm
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UNESCO Slammed for Another ‘Ridiculous’ Jerusalem Resolution, But Some Also Note Diplomatic Progress

Israeli politicians and American Jewish groups once again condemned UNESCO on Wednesday after the global cultural body’s World Heritage Committee approved a resolution similar to...

October 14, 2016 10:04 am
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Major US, UK Jewish Organizations Sign Global Advocacy Accord

JNS.org - The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Board of Deputies of British Jews have signed an association accord, an official step beyond their previous collaborations, the leading...

September 13, 2016 10:22 am
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Israel’s President Rivlin Hosts Interfaith Dialogue With East Asian Religious Leaders

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted several religious leaders from East Asia for an interfaith dialogue at his residence on Monday. The delegation included representatives of the Buddhist, Hindu and...

August 30, 2016 9:37 am
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Major US Jewish Organization Launches Bipartisan 50-State Campaign to Reject BDS

JNS.org - A major Jewish organization has launched a bipartisan campaign against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The campaign, spurred by the American Jewish Committee...

August 15, 2016 1:00 pm
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Major Jewish Organization Condemns Double-Slaying of Imam, Assistant

JNS.org - The American Jewish Committee's (AJC) US Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations condemned the killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee and his assistant, Thara Uddin, shot in Queens, New York...

July 17, 2016 6:57 am
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Israel Advocates Slam UCLA, BDS-Supporting Campus Groups Over Leaked Report Condemning Student Leader for Neutrality on Palestinian Conflict

Pro-Israel advocacy groups expressed their outrage this week over a leaked confidential University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) report condemning a student government leader for...

June 28, 2016 1:30 am
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American Jewish Leaders Welcome Israel-Turkey Reconciliation Agreement

Prominent American Jewish leaders welcomed the reconciliation agreement announced by Jerusalem and Ankara on Monday. In a joint statement, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations...

March 9, 2016 11:48 am
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Uruguayan Jewish Leader Bemoans ‘Antisemitic’ Murder of Prominent Member by Assailant Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

The head of Uruguay's Jewish umbrella organization asserted that Tuesday's stabbing attack in the city of Paysandú, which left 54-year-old Jewish businessman David Fremd dead and...

March 8, 2016 10:31 am
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Madrid Mayor Joins American Jewish Committee Initiative Against Antisemitism

JNS.org - Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena has signed on to an American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) initiative, "Mayors United Against Antisemitism," which calls on municipal leaders in...

Culture

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israel Air Force to Host 7 Nations in Largest-Ever ‘Battle Lab’

JNS.org - The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries — including the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy —...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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