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Posts Tagged: American Jewish Committee

October 19, 2017 10:29 am
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Jewish Groups Brace for University of Florida Talk by White Supremacist Richard Spencer

Jewish groups are voicing alarm and cautioning the public to avoid a talk on Thursday afternoon by white supremacist Richard Spencer at the University of...

October 2, 2017 4:37 pm
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After Deadly Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Major American Jewish Groups Express Uniform Shock and Condemnation

Major American Jewish groups expressed uniform shock and condemnation on Monday following the previous night’s mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas...

August 13, 2017 10:06 am
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American Jewish Groups and Leaders Unite in Condemnation of White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

The violence perpetrated by white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend has drawn across-the-board condemnation from prominent American Jewish groups and leaders. “It is utterly...

August 4, 2017 5:36 pm
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Major Jewish Group Calls on Poland to Apprehend Attackers of Israeli Soccer Team

JNS.org - The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is calling on Polish authorities to use all available resources to apprehend the men responsible for attacking members of...

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...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

Looking to Increase Israeli Ventures, India Bids for Offshore Exploration R...

JNS.org - A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another...

Israel

Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment

JNS.org - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...

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