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Posts Tagged: American Jewish Committee

July 4, 2017 10:13 am
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United Church of Christ Condemns Israel for Alleged Mistreatment of Palestinian Children

JNS.org - The United Church of Christ (UCC) -- one of the largest mainline Protestant churches in America, with 915,000 members -- overwhelmingly approved a resolution...

May 2, 2017 3:23 pm
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Jerusalem Mayor Leads Global Jewish Condemnation of UNESCO Passage of Anti-Israel Resolution

Israeli political figures and US Jewish groups reacted with anger on Tuesday following UNESCO's passage of a resolution that condemned what it called the Jewish state's...

April 27, 2017 3:21 pm
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New York Times Op-Ed Sides With Pope Against Jewish Group on Holocaust Comment

An op-ed in the New York Times faults the American Jewish Committee for criticizing Pope Francis’ casual comparison of European treatment of Muslim migrants to...

April 4, 2017 7:21 am
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American Jewish Committee Lobbied US to Cover Palestinian Authority’s Unpaid Bills

JNS.org - Amid growing Congressional concern about the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) misuse of US financial aid, a major mainstream American Jewish organization has been quietly lobbying...

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...

Culture

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

World

World Council of Churches Endorses Palestinian Protests Over Temple Mount S...

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has declared its support for the Palestinian campaign against Israeli control of Jerusalem's holy...

Israel

Halamish Community Builds New Outpost After Deadly Palestinian Terror Attac...

JNS.org - Hundreds of residents from the West Bank community of Halamish gathered Sunday to erect a new settlement outpost in...

Middle East

Gaza-Egypt Border to Open in August, Move Expected to Ease Electricity Cris...

JNS.org - Former Gaza security chief Mohammed Dahlan has declared that the Hamas-ruled territory can expect to see the easing of...

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