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  • 791 American Rabbis sign petition against sellout to nuclear-armed Iran

    08/24/2015 11:41:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    791 (at least count) American rabbis - more than double the number who signed a petition in favor - have signed a petition against President Obama's sellout to a nuclear-armed Iran. PLEASE SIGN ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ORDAINED RABBI —THANK YOU!We, the undersigned rabbis, write as a unified voice across religious denominations to express our concerns with the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.For more than 20 months, our communities have kept keen eyes on the nuclear negotiations overseas. As our diplomats from Washington worked tirelessly to reach a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear challenge—we have hoped, and...
  • American Jewry's Fateful Hour

    08/16/2015 8:51:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    American Jewry is being tested today as never before. The future of the community is tied up in the results of the test. If the Jews of America are able to mount a successful, forceful and sustained opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which allows the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism to become a nuclear-armed state and provides it with $150 billion up front, then the community will survive politically to fight another day. If the communal leadership and its members fail to fight, American Jews will find themselves communally disenfranchised. On the face of it,...
  • American Jewry’s Moment of Decision

    04/18/2015 4:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    This week in two meetings with prominent American Jews, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. Either the Jews of America will rise to the challenge or they will allow Obama to marginalize them. It is their choice, and now is the time for them to decide. In the first meeting, Obama met with centrist Jewish leaders from major Jewish organizations like the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the Anti-Defamation League and AIPAC. Major donors to these groups, like to almost every other major Jewish organization in America, are largely Democrats. According to The Washington Post, the purpose...
  • 40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews

    09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Gil Ronen
    ews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday. The gap is generational, with 32 percent of Jews born after 1980 identifying as Jewish on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture – compared with 93 percent of Jews born in 1914-27 who identified on the basis of their faith. "This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public," said Pew's Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report....
  • Poll: Majority of U.S. Jews Still Support Obama

    04/03/2012 9:15:43 PM PDT · by Rabin · 66 replies
    israel national news ^ | 4/4/2012, | Elad Benari
    The survey, conducted among 1,004 American Jews by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute, found that Obama has the same level of support, 62 percent, among American Jewish voters as during a comparable point in the 2008 race. Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls Of Jews who supported Obama in 2008, an overwhelming majority, 86 percent, say they would like to see him re-elected
  • Column One: A prayer for 5772

    09/28/2011 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/28/2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    Upon his return to Ramallah from New York, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was greeted by a crowd of several thousand well-wishers. They applauded him for his speech at the UN. There, Abbas erased Jewish history from the Land of Israel, denied Israel’s right to exist and pledged his commitment to establish a racist Palestinian state ethnically cleansed of all Jews. Many of Abbas’s supporters in Ramallah held posters of US President Barack Obama. On them Obama was portrayed as a monkey. The caption read, “The First Jewish President of the United States.” The fact that the Palestinians from Fatah...
  • A Snapshot of the American Jewish Electorate: 2011 Political Survey [Not a Poll]

    05/08/2011 6:36:23 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 83 replies
    Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles ^ | May 3, 2001 | Steven Windmuller, Ph. D.
    This political survey was intended to provide a snapshot of Jewish voters. It offers some interesting insights into the depth and intensity of Jewish political engagement, but by the nature of this study it does not permit one to make any defining conclusions. Further, the findings confirm that from this particular cohort (some 2300 participants), Jews hold deeply embedded policy positions on key domestic and international issues. In this particular study one finds a distinctive Jewish conservative voice emerging on Israel related matters and an array of domestic social issues. [Bold added for emphasis by poster.] The data also suggests...
  • Poll: 76% Of American Jews Think Arabs Want To Destroy Israel

    10/12/2010 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Strategy · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | October 12, 2010 | By Natasha Mozgovaya
    An overwhelming majority of American Jews believe that the goal of the Arabs "is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel," according to a recent poll released by the American Jewish Committee. Approximately 76% of respondents in the AJC's fall 2010 Survey of American Jewish Opinion agreed with a question to that effect, while only 20% disagreed. Meanwhile, 95% of the American Jews think Palestinians should be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in any future peace settlement.
  • Sources: Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week

    06/11/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Al B. · 132 replies · 2,884+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2010 | William Kristol
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not...
  • Answering Beinart's ‘damning’ indictment of the American Jewish establishment

    05/27/2010 6:37:59 PM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 440+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    What the scribe conveniently Left out --- and yet why the questions he raises matter Peter Beinart's "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" in last week's New York Review of Books is an important piece — important in the same way as John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's 2006 screed "The Israeli Lobby:" It will be widely quoted and pernicious in effect. Beinart begins with the results of focus groups conducted by pollster Frank Luntz with Jewish college students in 2003. In their discussions of Jewish identity, the subject of Israel never arose spontaneously, and when forced upon them, the...
  • It's Moishe's Choice Once Again

    04/03/2010 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies · 425+ views
    It’s Moishe’s Choice Once Again by Norma Zager “Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well...” President Dwight David Eisenhower Comedian Robert Klein commented recently he is becoming more Jewish as he gets older. He has even added a few more “Oys” when he gets out of bed in the morning. The changes in America are less concerning for their political implications, although scary, as for their...
  • Study: U.S. Jews increasingly non-observant (Like their Christian brethern.)

    08/09/2009 5:42:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies · 878+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/9/2009 | Staff
    HARTFORD, CN - A new survey suggests that the number of American Jews who consider themselves religiously observant has dropped by more than 20 percent over the last two decades. The 2008 American Religious Identification Survey found that around 3.4 million American Jews call themselves religious, out of a general Jewish population of about 5.4 million. Those who call themselves only culturally Jewish rose from 20 percent in 1990 to 37 percent last year according to the study, which also found Jews more likely to be secular than other Americans.
  • Jewish community's denial about Obama must stop

    07/20/2009 5:09:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies · 1,092+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 20, 2009 | Anne Bayefsky
    President Barack Obama last Monday met for the first time with leaders of selected Jewish organizations and leaks from the meeting now make one thing very clear. The only free country in the Middle East no longer has a friend in the leader of the free world. Obama is the most hostile sitting American president in the history of the state of Israel. This was the very first meeting with Jewish community's leaders. Earlier requests for an audience with major Jewish organizations had reportedly been ignored. Six months after taking office the president finally got around to issuing an invitation...
  • American Jews fund anti-Israel organizations

    06/23/2009 8:09:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 685+ views
    WND ^ | June 22, 2009 | Samuel Sokol and David Bedein
    A U.S. organization has been receiving money from perhaps unsuspecting Jewish donors to support blatantly anti-Israel groups. American Jews wishing to donate money to Israeli causes routinely utilize local city Jewish federations as a middleman. Hundreds of millions of dollars per year are sent to Jewish federations across the country with the expectation contributions will be used to aid worthy causes in Israel. Many U.S. Jewish federations as well as individual Jewish donors give to the New Israel Fund, or NIF, a Washington, D.C.-based foundation dedicated to fostering social change and progressive causes in Israel. The NIF budget comes from...
  • A Lesson from our Friends the Israelis

    04/09/2009 2:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,276+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    While driving through the West Bank on my family's recent trip to Israel, our tour guide shared an interesting story that helps explain the core issue in the struggle for peace in the Middle East -- and in the rest of the world. Our Israeli tour guide was asked to speak at a conference in the United States several years ago at which he shared the floor with a Palestinian panelist. Before walking off the stage in the middle of the discussions, the Palestinian gentleman politely interrupted him and stated the following: "Dear People, regardless of what you think, the...
  • Jews in S. America Increasingly Uneasy

    02/08/2009 12:03:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 701+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 8, 2009 | Juan Forero and Joshua Partlow
    Government and Media Seen Fostering Anti-Semitism in Venezuela, ElsewhereJewish leaders said it had never before happened in Venezuela: a break-in with anti-Jewish intent at one of the city's most prominent synagogues. A dozen armed men overpowered guards, spray-painted office walls with anti-Semitic insults, desecrated historic Torah scrolls and made off with computers containing personal information on congregants. President Hugo Chávez condemned the Jan. 30 attack, which has shaken the country's political establishment. But Jewish leaders, supported by Israeli and U.S. officials, have said the populist government's often incendiary rhetoric toward the Jewish state, coupled with rising anti-Semitic diatribes in pro-government...
  • The 2008 Election: The Defining Line for American Jews

    10/11/2008 7:42:12 PM PDT · by hecht · 10 replies · 485+ views
    The 2008 Election: The Defining Line for American Jews The 2008 Presidential election is more than just a defining line for America, it's a defining line for American Jews. In the same way that for Americans in general the 2008 Presidential election at the committed activist level serves to winnow out those who understand what America is and what it is meant to be from those who despise what America is and seek to destroy it-- the election winnows out those Jews who have a Jewish identity from those who have a liberal identity wrapped in foil thin Star of...
  • Fundamentally Freund: Oy-bama! (Jewish Support For Obama Slipping Alert)

    06/25/2008 12:22:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 259+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/24/2008 | Michael Freund
    Is American Jewry finally waking up from its love affair with the Democratic Party? That, at least, is the question that comes to mind when one considers some very interesting polling data that emerged recently. As odd as it may sound, Republican presidential candidate John McCain may just be poised to capture a significant percentage of the Jewish vote. Early last month, you'll recall, headlines blared in the US and Israeli press trumpeting the results of a Gallup survey conducted back in April which found that American Jews preferred Democratic hopeful Barack Obama by a margin of 61 to 32...
  • Ed Koch Still Pulls No Punches: New Book Includes Surprising Revelation About James Baker

    02/29/2008 5:37:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 160 replies · 529+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | February 27, 2008 | Rafael Medoff
    Although Ed Koch has not held elected office for nearly two decades, the feisty former mayor of New York City remains a powerful force in American politics and in the American Jewish community. Reporters still ask for his comments on the latest news developments, and candidates for office still seek his endorsement. Now Koch has a new book out – and it contains a stunning revelation that may ignite a second round of his now-famous clash with James Baker. Round One of Koch vs. Baker exploded across headlines around the world in March 1992, when Koch revealed, in his New...
  • American Jews stand by Israel

    08/05/2006 9:49:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Jewish Standard ^ | 03AUG06 | Jacob Berkman
    The problem with watching a situation like Israel’s conflict with Hezbollah develop in the news is that it is very much like watching how a sausage is made, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, the president of the Israel Project, told The Jewish Standard. Sometimes you see things that make you queasy.Even though Mizrahi’s Washington, D.C.- based organization is designed to get a pro-Israel P.R. message to the mainstream American and international press, media have been relaying every gory detail of Israel’s attacks against Lebanon, turning the international community decidedly against Israel. But despite international criticism over Israel’s actions in Lebanon over the...