AJC Poll Shows Obama At 65 Percent Of Jewish Vote

09/26/2012 - 20:00

In results that are not terriby surprising, American Jews surveyed by the American Jewish Committee said they favored President Barack Obama over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by a margin of 65 percent to 24 percent.

Ten percent of voters are still undecided, but when asked how they were leaning the undecided voters broke down 63 percent for Obama, the Democrat and 27 percent for Romney, the Republican nominee.

From Manhattan To Moldova

09/21/2016 - 12:35

John Shapiro, a former president of UJA-Federation of New York and the Dalton School, is the newly elected president of the global Jewish advocacy organization AJC (formerly known as American Jewish Committee). Shapiro is managing director of Chieftain Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1984. He is also chairman of Lawyers for Children and vice chair of the American Academy in Rome. The Jewish Week caught up with him by phone recently to discuss the issues facing the AJC in a changing communal landscape.

The AJC's new president, John Shapiro. Courtesy

AJC Poll Has Clinton Over Trump, 61-19 Percent

Democratic candidate would be better on terrorism, U.S.-Israel relations, Jews say; lower numbers than Obama.

09/13/2016 - 18:46
Staff Writer

Jewish voters, who traditionally favor the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate by a large margin, support Hillary Clinton in the looming 2016 election, but by a smaller plurality than in many recent national elections.

Hillary Clinton’s holds a lead of about 3-to-1 over Donald Trump in the latest AJC poll of Jewish voters. Photos by Getty Images

And Justice For All

Westchester/Fairfield AJC leader balances Jewish and universal concerns.

06/21/2016 - 17:55
Westchester Correspondent

Robert Goodkind, a partner at the law firm of Pryor Cashman LLP, received a Lifetime Achievement Award last month from the American Jewish Committee for his longtime service and leadership to the Westchester/Fairfield chapter and national organization for more than 50 years.

Robert Goodkind, who has fought for religious pluralism in Israel, with award at recent AJC event. Courtesy of Westchester/Fairf

AJC Muslim Push Comes Amid Rancor In U.S.

State Department veteran to head new effort to forge closer ties as strong headwinds blow.

05/18/2016 - 08:57
Staff Writer

A majority of Americans polled in March support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on all non-citizen Muslims entering the United States.

Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim comments have led to a “backlash on the streets,” says a Muslim leader here. Getty Images

How Jewish Groups Got Spied On By Obama

What the controversy is all about and what may happen next.

01/06/2016 - 09:15

At first blush, it appears like a bombshell: The United States listened in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s phone calls.

According to reports, the NSA eavesdropped on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials.

AJC Comes Out Against Iran Deal

First major Jewish organization to do so; Dems Lowey, Israel, Meng also oppose deal.

08/04/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The American Jewish Committee today became the first major Jewish organization to announce its opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement, saying it only delays Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state.

Pro-Israel Iraqi Official May Be Tapped For Key Post In New Cabinet

Mithal al Alusi, honored by AJC for moral courage, says U.S. should unite region against terrorism.

08/19/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, whose support for Israel earned him the American Jewish Committee’s Moral Courage Award as well as tragic personal consequences, told The Jewish Week on Tuesday that he has been approached about becoming Minister of Human Rights in the new Iraqi government of Haider al Ibadi.

Mithal al-Alusi, chief of the Iraqi Nation party, gives a press conference in Arbil in 2011. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Im

High Court Prayer Ruling ‘Could Have Been Far Worse,’ AJC Expert Says

05/04/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Updated at 2:50 p.m. to include a statement from the Religious Action Center in paragraph seven, and from the Orthodox Union in paragraph 11.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that upholds the right of a town in Western New York to begin its public meetings with prayers that are usually Christian is a blow to Jewish or other non-Christian interests, but “could have been far worse,” said a legal expert who works for the American Jewish Committee.

Hillary Accepts Honor From AJCongress, Raising Eyebrows

01/28/2014 - 19:00

Amid intense speculation about her future political plans, former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady Hillary Clinton has accepted an invitation to be honored by the American Jewish Congress on March 19. That raises the question among some Jewish insiders as to whether she realizes what she is signing up for.

Guess who’s coming to dinner: Back from the brink, AJ Congress is evidently part of Planet Hillary. Getty Images
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