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Baptist ethicist "clarifies" apology to ADL over Holocaust comparisons

This is just unbelievable. Well, maybe not.

Last week, the Political Insider reported that Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission,  had apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for saying the Obama administration’s health proposals resemble Nazi policies toward the elderly.

Media floods J Street conference. Will it help or hurt?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 If you’ve been following the ongoing debate over J Street, the pro-peace process group that’s holding its first national conference in Washington starting today, you’ve undoubtedly heard this question: have all the attacks from pro-Israel leaders helped or hurt the lobby and political action committee?

Hate crimes bill pushed by ADL, NCJW passes - finally

Despite claims by Christian conservative leaders that it result in jails overcrowded with pastors and other critics of the “homosexual lifestyle,” the Senate yesterday gave final approval to a hate crimes law that's been a top priority for the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups for an embarrassing number of years.

The measure now goes to President Barack Obama, who, unlike his predecessor, is eager to sign it.

UJC snags Obama, probably Netanyahu, for General Assembly in Washington

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Leaders of UJC/Jewish Federations of North America, formerly United Jewish Communities, may have problems sticking with names for their organization, but they’re doing  fine when it comes to attracting big name speakers to their national conference.  

UJC snags Obama, probably Netanyahu, for General Assembly in Washington

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Leaders of UJC/Jewish Federations of North America, formerly United Jewish Communities, may have problems sticking with names for their organization, but they’re doing  fine when it comes to attracting big name speakers to their national conference.  

Hate crimes bill pushed by ADL and NCJW passes - finally

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Despite claims by Christian conservative leaders that it result in jails overcrowded with pastors and other critics of the “homosexual lifestyle,” the Senate yesterday gave final approval to a hate crimes law that’s been a top priority for the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups for an embarrassing number of years.

Delegitiizing J Street: The Plot Thickens

Want one more example of how ferocious the fight to delegitimize J Street has become?

Michael Goldfarb, the Weekly Standard blogger who has been one of the most vocal J Street opponents, gloated yesterday that JTA Washington bureau chief Ron Kampeas “has become the latest name to disappear from the J Street program in advance of next week’s conference. Kampeas was to moderate a panel on  ‘What does it mean to be pro-Israel?’”

Delegitimizing J Street: the plot thickens

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Want one more example of how ferocious the fight to delegitimize J Street has become?  
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