B'nai B'rith

Israel, U.S. Woo Latin America After Years of Neglect

03/21/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- It’s time for the West to woo Latin America -- some will say it's about time.

The United States and Israel appear to be heading toward increasing their focus on the area following years of neglect that has resulted in closer ties between Latin America and Iran -- and gains for the Palestinians. The shift comes amid Iran’s deepening influence in the region, as well as the successes of a Palestinian diplomatic offensive that has seen eight Latin American nations agree to recognize a Palestinian “state” in recent months.

Jewish Groups Worry Over Domestic Budget Cuts

02/15/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish groups expressed concerns about proposed Obama administration cuts in poverty assistance, but praised the U.S. budget for preserving aid to Israel.

The White House's proposed budget, released Monday, projects cuts in programs such as heating for the poor and in blocs of money funneled to the states for social programs, and increases funding for education and for "clean energy" development.

Jewish Groups Join Faith Call for Civility

01/13/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Jewish Youth Movements Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign

12/21/2010

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- Three international Jewish youth movements have launched a campaign to combat homophobia.

The Coalition of Jewish Teen Leaders, comprised of the presidents of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, the Reform movement’s National Federation of Temple Youth and the Conservative movement’s United Synagogue Youth, has joined a campaign started by Keshet, a national organization working for GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) inclusion in Jewish life.

The Tax-Spending Squeeze

Jewish groups fear political crossfire as cuts loom.

12/07/2010
Washington Correspondent

Jewish groups are caught between a rock and a budgetary hard place as a battered Obama administration battles resurgent congressional Republicans over tax-and-spending issues that threaten to produce the sharpest cuts to health and human service programs in history.

Judge blocks Obama administration stem cell funding, Jewish groups angry

A couple of Jewish groups have weighed in – angrily – on the federal judge who blocked the Obama administration's decision to fund embryonic stem cell research.

Obama acted in 2009 after legislation that would allow federal stem cell funding was vetoed twice by former President George W. Bush. Christian groups filed suit against the Obama guidelines, saying it would result in the destruction of human embryos.

The Growing Pains Of Growing Up

11/29/2002
Staff Writer
As Marissa Goldberg, 17, and her four classmates at Baldwin High School finished loading her car with bags of food they were about to take the homebound for Chanukah, she noted that this was her second year delivering the packages as a member of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization. "The people last year were so nice and grateful for it," she said. "They invited us in. They wanted us to eat with them, but we had to make other deliveries so we didn't. ... It made me feel good about myself. Seeing the smiles on their faces was reward enough."

Sex, Lies and Saddam Hussein

The possibility that the preoccupation with sex, lies and grand jury testimony is crippling the nation’s foreign apolicy apparatus has Jewish activists in Washington worried.
That concern mushroomed this week in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s drama

08/21/1998
Washington Correspondent
Sex, Lies And Saddam The possibility that the preoccupation with sex, lies and grand jury testimony is crippling the nation’s foreign apolicy apparatus has Jewish activists in Washington worried. That concern mushroomed this week in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s dramatic confession of a “not appropriate” relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and with the latest eruption by Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.
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