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AJC Poll Shows Obama At 65 Percent Of Jewish Vote

09/27/2012

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.

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

05/05/2014
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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

01/29/2014
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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

Some Jewish Groups Will Suspend Lobbying For Iran Sanctions

11/05/2013
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WASHINGTON — AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee refused a White House request to suspend lobbying for new sanctions on Iran.

Forum Ponders Israeli Innovation, Isolation

At AJC panel in Westchester, taking note of a dichotomy in how the Jewish state is perceived.

06/04/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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Still marveling over what he saw and heard, Ido Aharoni, Israel’s consul general in New York, told an audience in Westchester last week about the Israeli theater group he hosted three months ago — a troupe whose entire cast is deaf and blind.

Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni addresses leaders and friends of the Westchester County region. Susan Woog Wagner

Calls For Change To Chief Rabbinate

The rabbis have too much power over Americans' religious lives.

12/11/2012
Editor and Publisher

An election takes place in the coming year in Israel that will have an impact on the life of every Jew in the world. And unlike the Jan. 22 vote to determine the next Knesset and prime minister, this one comes only once a decade.

Gary Rosenblatt

AJC Energy Independence Event Focuses On Future

11/20/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Energy independence promotes both the environment and national security, according to officials of AJC Westchester, which sponsored its fourth annual Energy Independence Event last month. Titled “Pursuing the American Dream: Doing Well by Doing Good,” it featured a panel discussion by energy professionals and was designed to introduce students to potential career paths as well as current issues.

Obama, Romney And The Jewish Divide

10/03/2012
Editorial

On the eve of the first of three presidential debates, “American Jews are likely to vote to re-elect President [Barack] Obama by a margin of better than two to one over Gov. Mitt Romney.” That’s the finding of an American Jewish Committee national survey, which like it or not should come as no surprise.

Jews in this country have been voting heavily Democrat for the last eight decades in presidential elections, reflecting their liberal views on a wide range of issues. Four years ago, Obama received about 78 percent of the Jewish vote.

A Jewish Guide To The Party Conventions

Expect pro-Israel talk at both, but a different tone on economy and social issues.

08/21/2012

Washington — Get set for a political double feature with much of the same plot, but with different outcomes for the issues that tend to preoccupy Jewish voters.

The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., the next week: “pro-Israel,” “marriage,” “Jewish vote” and “abortion.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair, left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will play major roles in Tampa.

Building A Broad, Civil Jewish Tent On Israel

05/29/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

As the American Jewish community mimics the rest of America with ugly, polarizing political fights, calls for a “big tent” are becoming common. Partisans are pushing back, caricaturing calls for a big tent as lacking in principle or shilling for the status quo. But constructing a big tent that is open enough to welcome disparate voices, yet not so undefined that it has no mooring, takes great skill and vision.

Gil Troy
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