American Jewish Committee

A Bold Voice For Social Justice

Remembering Leonard Fein, co-founder of Moment magazine and a ‘true progressive visionary.’

08/19/2014
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At a seminar hosted about two decades ago by the American Jewish Committee for representatives of the major denominations of Judaism, professor-author-activist Leonard Fein mentioned that he had a still-single daughter.

Leonard Fine receives an award in 2012 from Moment magazine editor Nadine Epstein. JTA

Gaza And American Jews: ‘We Are One?’

07/23/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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‘We Are One!” 

That’s the oft-articulated mantra of American Jewish groups, expressing solidarity on core public-affairs matters, especially those threatening Israel’s security.

Jerome A. Chanes

Fault Lines Open As Civilian Deaths Mount

Jewish left voices concern over loss of life as polls show strong support for Israel.

07/23/2014
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The divisions in the Jewish community over the war in Gaza broke into the open this week as the number of Israeli soldiers killed reached 27 by Tuesday night and the number of Palestinian deaths neared 600.

Thousands of pro-Israel supporters rallied Sunday in Times Square. Getty Images

Dermer Expresses ‘Deep Disappointment’ In U.S. Call On P.A. Unity

06/03/2014
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WASHINGTON — In tough language rare for an Israeli diplomat in Washington, Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel was ‘deeply disappointed’ in the State Department’s decision to continue dealing with the Palestinian Authority now that it has Hamas support.

Silver Modifies Bill Regarding ‘Bigoted’ Boycotts

Tweaks Assembly’s pro-Israel legislation after free speech complaints.

02/12/2014
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The State Assembly has modified a much-criticized bill that would bar state funds from being used for groups that boycott Israeli universities.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: Pressured to alter bill. Getty Images

AJC Taking On The Chief Rabbinate

Plan is to form broad coalitions here and in Israel to limit clout of the rabbis’ monopoly.

01/22/2014
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As dissatisfaction with the Israeli Chief Rabbinate intensifies, the American Jewish Committee is heading up an unprecedented effort to form a broad coalition, here and in Israel, to limit, if not end, the rabbis’ authority.

Israel's Chief Rabbinate, meeting in 1959. Wikimedia Commons

Jeremy Ben-Ami: Surely We Can Talk

12/18/2013
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It’s a sad day when three opinion leaders of the American Jewish community cannot hold a civilized debate on “what it means to be pro-Israel” without one of them storming off the podium. Yet that’s what happened when I sat down with David Harris of the American Jewish Committee and John Podhoretz, who edits Commentary magazine, this week at the 92nd St Y.

Jeremy Ben-Ami

Hated At The Human Rights Council

Hillel Neuer, director of UN Watch, tries to hold the UN to its own charter and to fight anti-Israel bias.

10/09/2013
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Hillel Neuer is the executive director of UN Watch, which last month celebrated its 20th anniversary as a human rights NGO (non-governmental organization) at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Hillel Neuer: On the lookout for anti-Israei bias at UN. Photo courtesy UN Watch

With Deal Struck, Pro-Israel Groups Suspend Lobbying For Syria Strike

09/17/2013
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Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak during a Sept. 12 press conference. Getty Images

A Nosh And A Walk

The American Jewish Committee offers a walking tour of the old neighborhood to more than 100 world diplomats.

05/14/2013
Associate Editor

It may have been the folksiest diplomatic rendezvous since the Roosevelts had the King of England over for hot dogs in the Hyde Park backyard.

Diplomats visit the Lower East Side, including a stop at the Bialystoker Shul, right, as part of AJC program.
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