Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Jewish Groups Face Aggressive Cyber Threat, Warns SCN

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U.S. Jewish groups face “a more concerted and aggressive effort” from Internet hackers, the national community’s security arm said in an alert.

“It is imperative that all IT departments understand how to mitigate the threat and are up-to-date on the necessary technologies and processes to use in order to be proactive and prevent these incidents,” said an alert Tuesday from the Secure Community Network, an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America and of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Obama Officials To Jewish Groups: New Sanctions Are 'Dangerous'

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WASHINGTON -- Two top Obama administration officials urged Jewish groups not to back new Iran sanctions, calling them “dangerous.”

Presidents Conference Goes Greek

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W ill meetings of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations soon feature togas and beer kegs? Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi is the first college student organization to be a full member of the conference, an umbrella organization for more than 50 U.S. Jewish groups that focuses primarily on promoting pro-Israel positions. Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life is an adjunct member of the conference.

Bronfman Backlash

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Are well-known presidents of major Jewish organizations ever free to speak out as private citizens on controversial issues concerning Israel?

That was the question being debated this week after Edgar N. Bronfman, Sr., president of the World Jewish Congress, wrote to President George W. Bush expressing his views on the peace process. His letter was co-signed by former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.

Bronfman and Eagleburger called on Bush to continue to "urge both sides to take the necessary steps to create stability and momentum in the peace process."

When Bush Comes To Praise


According to legend, it was John Foster Dulles, secretary of state under President Eisenhower and not known as a friend of Israel, who is most responsible for the creation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which celebrated “five decades of leadership and achievement” with a gala dinner attended by 1,200 people at the Waldorf Astoria last week.

In Surprise Appearance, Bush Warns Presidents Conference On Iran

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Former President George W. Bush told a Presidents Conference gathering that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel.

Former President George W. Bush addresses gala of the Conference of Presidents on Oct. 15. Photo via

Kerry Briefs Jewish Leaders On Peace Talks

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Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on resumed Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

The meeting Thursday evening in the White House lasted 90 minutes, participants said, and was characterized mostly by Kerry’s enthusiasm for the resumed talks, and the serious commitment he said saw from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

American Jewry's 'Leadership Cliff'

We must ask not just 'Who will lead us,' but 'Where are we going?'

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Is the American Jewish community about to go over “the leadership cliff?"

Is the American Jewish community about to go over “the leadership cliff”?   That phrase, which appears in a sober new study by t

Robert Sugarman Nominated To Lead Presidents Conference

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Fresh from his post as lay leader of the Anti-Defamation League, Robert G. Sugarman was recommended by the Nominating Committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to serve as chairman. The term begins June 1.  

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New Alliance Complicates Jewish Energy Policy Position

Little-known group pitching domestic fossil fuels, to consternation of some major Jewish players.


Washington — On page 15 of the most recent edition of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association’s newsletter, beneath griping about perceived threats to the industry posed by President Obama’s tax and energy policies, was a nugget of positive news:

A delegation of the Council for a Secure America meeting in Jerusalem.Admon HaCohen, courtesy Council for a Secure America
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