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An Open Letter To President Trump On Anti-Semitism

David Harris | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics
David Harris

By David Harris and Lawrence Grossman Mr. President: On one thing both your supporters and detractors can agree: you call it as you see it, without eu...

Donald Trump Speaks at AIPAC

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Will Trump Blow it? Trump's speech at AIPAC is about more than AIPAC, Jews and the Mideast: Is he a serious candidate? This morning Hillary Cli...

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the US Innovate in Foreign Policy II

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

First, the U.S. must encourage more Hispanics to study and/or work in MENA while encouraging more Arab and Jewish Americans to do the same in LAC. Second, it should welcome more diversity in corporate boardrooms and empower more women.

American Think Tanks and Foundations Manipulate German Politics, Claims Whistleblower

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Home
Till Bruckner

As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...

Living While Jewish: Fighting Anti-Semitism And Hate In The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

We Can't Breathe: An American Travesty

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It's America and Mother Earth that cannot breathe, not only Eric Garner. Mother Earth is in a chokehold!

Hillary Clinton Defends Her State Department Record Amid Criticism

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

(Adds Clinton quote on women's issues) By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton, a likely ...

Faith, Race and Leadership: Conversations With Morehouse College's 11th President

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

The recent inauguration of Morehouse College's 11th president is a major milestone not only for HBCUs (Historic Black Colleges and Universities) and t...

Pope Francis Has A Message For Jews: "Shalom!"

Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis met with members of the American Jewish Committee at the Vatican on Thursday, reports Vatican Radio. He invited Jews and Christians to "c...

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

Neocons Do Not Speak for Iranian-Americans

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

The schedule for the American Jewish Committee conference in Washington coming up in May highlights that Sohrab Ahmari, an Iranian-American, will be a...

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus: A Washington Success Story

Dina Siegel Vann | Posted 10.21.2011 | Latino Voices
Dina Siegel Vann

A strong coalition between the Latino and Jewish communities is more critical than ever given the many challenges faced by the US, both domestically and globally.

The Fake Outrage of the Israel Firsters

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

The Israel-first crowd has decided on two things: (1) They do not want Israeli-Palestinian peace, period, and (2) they want to see President Obama defeated in the next election.

No "Hamas Exception" for Human Rights: A Reply to the American Jewish Committee

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

The logic of the argument that the blockade of Gaza is automatically justified by the threat of violence to Israel from Hamas is essentially the same logic that the Bush-Cheney Administration used in justifying its decisions to torture detainees.

Can a Palestinian Story Prompt Dialogue for Middle East Peace?

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Berrin

Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-ste...

Release Alan Gross

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rev. Jesse Jackson

I appeal to His Excellency President Raul Castro to release Mr. Alan P. Gross on humanitarian grounds. He is in poor health and should be reunited with his family.

Keith Olbermann Fights Glenn Beck's Jew-Baiting While Jewish Organizations Look Away

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

Beck is entitled to hate Soros for helping to keep progressive causes alive. But he has crossed a huge line by attacking him by way of his ethnic background.

Israel Lobby's Last Minute GOP Push

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

The usual suspects have been warning President Barack Obama almost since Inauguration Day that there would be a literal price to pay if he assumed the...

American Jewish Committee Opposes Mosque Too

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
MJ Rosenberg

The head of the AJC is all for building the center if it addresses some "concerns." It's like me saying that I will endorse Glenn Beck if he would just address my concerns about his right-wing politics.

Build the Cordoba Center?

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Harris

Once up and running, it won't be long before we know if the founders of the Cordoba Center have delivered on their promise. If so, New York and America will be enriched. If not, the center should be shunned.

Inside Story: Why ADL Is Opposing Ground Zero Mosque

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

I don't know why it should be a surprise that the Anti-Defamation League joined the rightist haters in opposing the mosque at Ground Zero.

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

There's a Whiff of McCarthyism in the Air

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Harris

In the censure of public officials on Israel, there's a whiff of McCarthyism in the air, and it doesn't smell any better today than it did 60 years ago.

Hillary Clinton, Ehud Barak To Address American Jewish Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak are slated to speak at the American Jewish Committee's Annual Meeting in Ap...