AIPAC seen trying to capitalize on Jerusalem attack.
Within hours of last week’s bus bombing in Jerusalem, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee sent an e-mail blast to its supporters: “Israel is under terrorist attack — please help.”
“Dear Friend of Israel,” the e-mail began, “today terrorists exploded a package at a Jerusalem bus stop killing one person and injuring 30 others, 15 seriously. And in this last week alone, Gaza terrorists have bombarded Israeli towns with more than 50 rockets and mortars.”
You know elections are in the offing when Congress starts playing games with the endless issue of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and sure enough, with 2012 just around the corner, the issue is back in the legislative hopper.
JTA is reporting that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and others are pitching a bill that would strip presidential waiver authority from the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act.
Shock of survivor-compensation fraud quickly followed
by news of Nazi criminals sheltered in U.S.
Seventy years after the start of the Holocaust, “betrayal” was the one word used to describe two Holocaust-related developments last week that had particular resonance with the Jewish community.
First, authorities announced Tuesday that two German Holocaust restitution funds had been ripped off to the tune of $42.5 million over the last 16 years and that 17 people had been arrested — including six insiders at the organization that administered the funds, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.