Category Archives: Letters from the Leadership

Will Israeli Democracy Be the Next Victim of Violence?

The State of Israel was conceived both by design and dream to be the Jewish State and yet the Jewish State is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society. This complicated duality is made possible because of an ingrained commitment to democracy. Even …

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Meir Dagan, Z”L: Ex-Mossad Head, Outspoken Dove

Meir Dagan passed away on March 17, at the age of 71.  The Forward’s editor at large, JJ Goldberg, briefly details his life in this column: “How Meir Dagan, Israel’s Legendary Spymaster, Became Bibi’s Worst Nightmare.”  After outlining his career …

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Ameinu Demands Denunciation of Trump by AIPAC

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Gideon Aronoff, C.E.O. of Ameinu gideon@ameinu.net New York (March 16, 2016) – Ameinu, North America’s largest grassroots progressive Zionist organization, released the following statement today regarding the American Israel Public Affairs …

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No Secret Decoder Ring Attached

I remember clearly, convincing my mother to buy Ovaltine so I could cut out the seal, become a Secret Squadron member and claim my secret decoder ring. They promised that joining Captain Midnight’s Secret Squadron would allow me to unlock …

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Four Questions with MK Ayman Odeh, head of Joint List

In early December Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List, visited New York to participate in a series of meetings and conferences. Ameinu staff and leadership had an opportunity to meet with him and to hear his vision for …

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New Movie on Rabin’s Murder: Sensationalist or Sober?

Since J. Hoberman, a highly respected film critic, is not a right-winger, I found the vehemence of his Tablet magazine put-down of Amos Gitai’s new docudrama on Rabin’s murder surprising: ‘Rabin, The Last Day’ Makes Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK’ Look Stone-Cold …

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Room for Progressive Zionists in Social Justice Tent?

The following post is adapted from comments I recently offered to a group of Jewish social justice activists who were discussing responses to the recent confrontation at the Creating Change LGBTQ conference in Chicago.  In it I don’t specifically address …

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The War on Democracy Has Begun

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, …

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Ameinu Applauds Successful First Steps on Iran Nuclear Deal; Calls for International Coalition to Address Iran on Human Rights, Terrorism and Regional Destabilization

Ameinu, North America’s largest grassroots progressive Zionist organization, today released the following statement on Iran’s compliance with the initial requirements of the nuclear deal between international community and Iran — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): Ameinu views implementation …

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PBS ‘Frontline’ Netanyahu Profile: Informative but Incomplete

With “Netanyahu at War,” the PBS Frontline series continues its tradition of visiting its subject with a combination of fast-paced dramatic footage, sprinkled with authoritative talking heads providing commentary with some (very limited) variation of views. It features well-known personalities who are often consulted on …

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