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  • Greenfield: Trump or Hamas

    12/12/2016 3:57:25 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, December 12, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, December 12, 2016 Trump or Hamas Posted by Daniel Greenfield The Islamic Society of North America was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Hamas. It was linked to two Hamas funding fronts, the Holy Land Foundation and KindHearts. ISNA’s checks were made payable to the “Palestinian Mujahadeen” or “Holy Warriors” which was a name used by Hamas. ISNA’s co-founder Sami Al-Arian was the local head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Mousa Abu Marzook, a top Hamas official listed by the Treasury Department as a Specially Designated Terrorist, received tens of thousands of dollars from...
  • AJC posts -- then pulls -- racially insensitive tweet

    10/23/2013 2:40:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    WXIA Atlanta 11 | October 23, 2013 | Michael King
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Caption Weiner

    07/24/2013 5:44:10 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 63 replies
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  • Turkish 'Incendiary Words Have Tragic Consequences', Says AJC

    07/03/2013 5:06:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/13 | Rina Tzvi
    “Incendiary words can have tragic consequences,” David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) warned on Wednesday in response to claims by a Turkish official that world Jewry is behind the recent wave of protests in the country. The most recent charge came from Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay, who accused foreign powers and Jews of encouraging the protests that began in Istanbul at the end of May. “There are some circles that are jealous of Turkey’s growth. They are all uniting, on one side the Jewish diaspora,” said Atalay, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reported. “You saw the...
  • Fight Against Secularism Unites Jews, Catholics, Pope Says

    06/25/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 06/25/2013 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY — Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person, Pope Francis told representatives of Judaism in a Vatican audience. “Humanity needs our joint witness in favor of respect for the dignity of man and woman created in the image and likeness of God and in favor of peace, which is, above all, God’s gift,” the Bishop of Rome told members of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations June 24. “Friendly relations are, in a way, the basis for the development of a more official dialogue,” he...
  • Israel to keep new US security adviser busy (Susan Rice, Samantha Power)

    06/06/2013 11:01:26 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/05/2013 19:59 | JTA
    Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric. snip Rice has scored mostly high marks from Jewish groups for her defense of Israel at the United Nations, although right-wing groups were furious with her in 2011 when she condemned Israel’s West Bank settlement policies. She did so even as she cast a Security Council veto that nullified a resolution condemning the settlements. In her new job, Rice isn’t likely to get an Israel break – particularly with Secretary of State...
  • ZOA chief: US Jews shied away from Hagel row

    02/13/2013 6:36:36 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/13/2013 19:11 | SAM SOKO
    American Jews are “frightened of making an issue seem more important to Jews than others,” Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein said on Tuesday. snip The ZOA, which is a member of the Conference of Presidents, was founded in 1897 and is what Klein calls “the oldest pro-Israel [organization] in the United States.” Discussing his lobbying effort in Washington aimed at blocking the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel, Klein said the ZOA was, aside from the Republican Jewish Coalition, a partisan group, “the only major Jewish group to publicly oppose Hagel and [John O.] Brennan.” US...
  • Poll shows Jewish support for Obama in Florida down 7 percent from 2008

    09/20/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Haviv Rettig Gur
    Support for President Barack Obama among Jews in the state of Florida is down 7 percent on 2008, according to an American Jewish Committee (AJC) poll released Thursday. A total of 69% of Florida Jews said they would vote for Obama in November’s presidential elections, down from 76% in 2008, the AJC noted. A 7% drop in the Jewish vote likely represents over 50,000 votes in a state that the Republicans won in 2000 by fewer than 600 votes. The 69% figure closely matches the results of a Gallup poll among Jewish voters nationwide from last weekend, which put support...
  • Gingrich: Bolton for Secretary of State

    12/07/2011 11:50:36 AM PST · by Parmenio · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 7, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    In his speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition, Newt Gingrich just pledged that, if elected, he would ask John Bolton to be his secretary of state.
  • Who represents American Jewry?

    10/27/2011 5:39:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/26/2011 | MICHAEL FREUND
    Foxman and friends seem to have forgotten that debate, discussion and yes, even disagreement are precisely what democracy is all about. The American presidential election may be over a year away, but two leading Jewish organizations are already gearing up to assist Barack Obama in his effort to win a second term. In a highly unusual move, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) have joined forces to launch what is being billed as a “National Unity Pledge for Israel.” The document, which is being widely circulated to garner signatures, ostensibly seeks to promote bipartisan support for...
  • Cynthia Tucker to leave AJC for UGA

    08/10/2011 3:01:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 43 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 10, 2011 | Special
    Cynthia Tucker, one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s highest-profile columnists for more than 20 years, is leaving the AJC to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s journalism school. Tucker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, assumes her new role Aug. 12, the AJC and UGA announced Wednesday. They said her position at UGA will be part of a partnership between the AJC and the university’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Tucker, 56, was editorial page editor of AJC from 2001 to 2009, when she moved to Washington as a political columnist in a...
  • Obama squandered his Oval Office moment (Cynthia Tucker reviews the speech)

    06/16/2010 12:55:53 AM PDT · by tlb · 84 replies · 2,082+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 15, 2010 | Cynthia Tucker
    Obama could have called for a “moon shot” tonight to make a transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy, and he failed to do that. He made his first-ever speech in the Oval Office, and he had all three networks at the 8 p.m. slot, and he didn’t make good use of it. The speech was flat and uninspiring. He recited a litany of the things the administration has done to try to bring the spill under control, but it was a rehash of things the public has already heard. Yes, he’s going to make BP pay. That’s good —...
  • Secretary Clinton to AJC Gala: 'Israel's Security is a Personal Commitment'

    04/30/2010 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 410+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/30/10 | PRNewswire-USNewswire/
    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, addressing the AJC Annual Gala tonight, delivered a powerful reaffirmation of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and the shared goal of achieving a negotiated comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. "Israel's right to exist is non-negotiable and no lasting peace is possible unless that is accepted," said Clinton. "Regional peace must begin with the recognition by every party that the United States will always stand behind Israel's security," said Clinton, adding that guaranteeing Israel's security "is more than a policy position; it is a personal commitment."
  • AJC Welcomes Petraeus Remarks on Israel

    03/25/2010 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 293+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/25/10 | prn
    NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC warmly welcomed remarks by CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus in which he denied that the perceived pro-Israel slant of U.S. foreign policy endangers the lives of American troops serving in his area of responsibility, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • AJC Urges U.S. Administration to Halt Public Denunciations of Israeli Government

    03/15/2010 7:16:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 284+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/15/10 | PR Newswire
    NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) today urged the Obama Administration to call a halt to its public denunciations of the Israeli government and return to the use of language befitting the close relations between Washington and Jerusalem. "Israel made a serious mistake last week in announcing a controversial Jerusalem housing project during Vice President Biden's visit," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "It should not have happened. We fully understand the White House dismay, but Vice President Biden accepted Prime Minister Netanyahu's apology. The shared values that bind the U.S. and Israel, as the...
  • To Our Readers: AJC no longer endorses candidates

    10/10/2009 3:00:09 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 24 replies · 1,642+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 9, 2009 | The Editorial Board
    After listening carefully to readers and thinking deeply about the modern role of a newspaper in elections, the AJC Editorial Board is taking a new approach to election coverage, beginning with this November’s elections. Going forward, our board will use its unique position to work for readers in pursuing with candidates the issues that are critical to the future of our community. The board will provide readers with clear, concise information about candidates’ positions and records. The AJC will no longer endorse political candidates.
  • AJC: Goldstone Commission is 'Utterly Discredited'

    09/29/2009 4:03:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 204+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/29/09 | PRNewswire
    NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee sharply criticized South African Judge Richard Goldstone's verbal attack on Israel during a UN Human Rights Council debate concerning his commission's recent report on the Gaza conflict earlier this year. "Judge Goldstone described Israel's own investigations into allegations of wrong-doing by IDF personnel as 'pusillanimous,'" said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "I wonder what is the appropriate word for the Goldstone Commission, which convicted Israel before its investigation had even begun, which barely mentioned the suffering of Israelis living with endless Hamas rocket attacks, and which received its mandate from...
  • U.S. congressman Cantor: There's a place for Jews in GOP

    08/01/2009 9:38:14 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 04:44 02/08/2009 | By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondent
    Though American Jews make up around 2 percent of the population, they have always enjoyed ample representation in Congress, where they account for around 8 percent of legislators. Only one of them is a Republican, but Rep. Eric Cantor, who will visit Israel this month, says Jews belong in the Republican Party. "I'm a firm believer there is a big place for the American Jewish Community in the Republican Party," says Cantor, 46, a Virginian seen as one of his party's great promises. He says he decided to head the delegation of congressmen to visit Israel this month to counteract...
  • AJC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) to cut 30 percent of news staff (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/25/2009 9:06:46 AM PDT · by abb · 35 replies · 1,062+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 25, 2009 | Staff
    Newspaper to eliminate distribution to 7 outlying counties The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Wednesday it will cut its full-time news staff by about 90 people, or nearly 30 percent, to lower costs as it tries to regain profitability amid a severe revenue slump. The company also announced it will eliminate distribution to seven more outlying counties, reducing its circulation area to 20 metro Atlanta counties, effective April 26. The cutback will pare daily and Sunday circulation by 2 percent. The AJC’s news staff will drop to about 230 full-time positions, down from about 323 currently. Staff members with five or more...
  • I am not Jewish but...The Israelis are fighting the same enemy we are

    03/19/2009 5:54:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 944+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-19-09 | RUPERT MURDOCH
    Over the years, some of my wildest critics seem to have assumed I am Jewish. At the same time, some of my closest friends wish I were. So let me set the record straight: I live in New York. I have a wife who craves Chinese food. And people I trust tell me I practically invented the word "chutzpah." Ladies and gentleman, I am humbled by the honor you have given me - because this award speaks more to your good work than it does to mine. The American Jewish Committee started in response to the persecution of Jews in...