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Ameinu Horrified by Murder of Innocent Jews; Condemns Hate-filled Environment

Ameinu is horrified and sickened by the murder of 11 innocent Jews as they prayed this past Shabbat at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our hearts go out to those who were killed and injured, their families …

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Knesset’s Basic Law Huge Mistake

By Phyllis Bernstein First appeared in The New York Jewish Week https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/knessets-basic-law-huge-mistake/ Chèvre, Habibi, Friends: As someone involved in Israeli Arab issues of equality and shared society, I wake up every morning hoping that the passage of “Basic Law: Israel as …

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Ameinu Decries Provocative Israel Nation State Law

Ameinu Decries Provocative Israel Nation State Law Yesterday, Israel’s Knesset passed a superfluous and intentionally provocative bill, The Nation State Law, by a vote of 62-55. Several provisions of the new law have the effect of diminishing the status of …

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Proposed Israeli Nation-State Bill Threatens Israeli Democracy

Proposed Israeli Nation-State Bill Threatens Israeli Democracy Ameinu and 13 other lAmerican-Jewish organizations* have addressed the following letter to MK Isaac Herzog, the outgoing Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset, soon to become the new chair of the Jewish …

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New Israel Program: Urban Kibbutz Social Change!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 For more information, contact Miki Golod, Director of Israel Programs 212-366-1194 and office@ameinu.net. Ameinu Announces New “Urban Kibbutz Social Change” Masa Israel Journey Program Ameinu, in cooperation with Dror Israel, the largest urban kibbutz movement …

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Hundreds of Jewish Organizations Join Together to Urge the Administration to End “Zero Tolerance” Family Separation Policy

New York, NY – Almost 350 national, state, and local Jewish organizations—including the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox movements—sent a joint letter urging the Administration to immediately rescind the “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross the border. This practice …

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Israelis and Palestinians Can Build Trust and Cooperation — if They Choose To

By Ken Bob and Brad Rothschild (JTA) — This week’s escalation of violence emanating from the Gaza Strip serves as a depressing reminder that the Middle East lacks a peace process and shows the hopelessness of the situation in Gaza. It also reinforces …

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Trump Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal Makes the U.S. and Israel Less Safe

Defying its allies as well as logic, President Trump today announced that the US would be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and plans on reimposing sanctions on Iran. “President Trump’s misguided and ill-conceived announcement weakens the …

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Critique is an Expression of Engagement

By Kenneth Bob First published: Plus61J – Broadening the Conversation- Israel, Australia and the Jewish World As a student at the University of California at Berkeley in the post-Six Day War period, our Radical Jewish Union supported much of the left’s US domestic and foreign …

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Jewish Organizations Stand Together to Reject Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Attack on New Israel Fund

April 10, 2018 The following joint statement was released by Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now,            J Street, National Council of Jewish Women, and T’ruah: As organizations within the Jewish community, we stand together to reject …

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Is an Active Progressive Zionist Voice Important to You? – 2018 Ameinu Membership Campaign

Many organizations have abandoned the notion of membership. However, at Ameinu we think it is important that people stand up and identify with an organization that represents their views and acts upon them. We thank those of you who have already paid their …

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Pro-Israel Jewish Organizations Condemn Dangerous Appointment of John Bolton

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2018 Contact for Ameinu: Ken Bob, kennethbob@gmail.com 516-644-5397 Contact for APN: Ori Nir, onir@peacenow.org 202-408-9898 Contact for J Street: Logan Bayroff, logan@jstreet.org 516-965-5159 Contact for NCJW: Amanda Lang, alang@ncjw.org 212-870-2738 Contact for NIF: Sharon Goldtzvik, …

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Israel Is Quietly Ridding Itself Of Thousands Of African Refugees

This article first appeared in The Forward. Over the past few weeks, the government of Israel has initiated a number of measures designed to bring an end to their African asylum seeker problem. The plight of tens of thousands of Africans, mostly Sudanese and …

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Truth is Not the Same Thing as Wisdom

No Need to Provoke Region Over Self-Evident Truth that Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital(New York, NY)  “President Trump’s assertion that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is a true statement, but unnecessarily risks violence for no tangible benefit,” said Kenneth Bob, …

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‘We’ll come for you Zionists next.’ South Africa’s student Left defends Hitler and Hezbollah, but attacks Jews like me

By Adam Dison, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa “We’ll come for you Zionists next.” That’s what an angry student said, pointing a finger in my face, in a planning meeting the day before a successful workers protests at South Africa’s …

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Remembering Rabin – His Legacy, Then and Now

By:  Miki Golod On November 4th, 2017, Israel commemorates 22 years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yizchak Rabin. I was a 13-year-old when Rabin was murdered by Igal Amir, a right wing radical religious man.  For me it was …

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Why Myers Should Stay

In commenting on the controversy surrounding Professor David Myers, the newly hired president and CEO of the Center for Jewish History (CJH), Gary Rosenblatt concluded that, “Unfortunately, in the current toxic political climate … it is normative behavior for those …

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Trump DACA Decision Against Innocents One More Unjust Act; Challenge to Congress to Fill the Void

“The Trump Administration’s decision today to end Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an inhumane act that runs completely counter to our core values as Jews, Americans and Zionists,” declared Kenneth Bob, National President of Ameinu, the largest grassroots …

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Combat Alt-Right Hate; Demand Trump & Bibi Lead

American Democracy Must be Protected from Alt-Right White Supremacy and Neo-Nazism   President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu Fail to Lead and so Strengthen Fascist Movements in the U.S., Israel and Around the World New York, (August 15, 2017) — …

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An Impenetrable Wall Between Progressivism and Zionism?

By Cheryl Gordon I am an American Jew, a New Yorker, and a student at the University of Michigan. As a Jew, I feel a connection to the land where the Jewish people trace their roots; to ancestors who lived …

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Progressive Visions for a Zionist Future

I am a Jew. I am a Zionist. I am a Feminist. I am a Socialist. I believe in the innate value of every human being.   These facets of my identity are not contradictory. They exist within me as …

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Reform Judaism’s True Mission at the Western Wall

Yudith Oppenheimer is Executive Director of Ir Amim. July 2, 2017 — The Israeli government’s disavowal of the Western Wall plan is a deplorable instance of the Israeli government yielding to forceful religious dictates – a decision harmful to broad groups …

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Yael Deckelbaum & Prayer of the Mothers Ensemble – This Land הארץ הזאת

 

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Ameinu Horrified by Murder of Innocent Jews; Condemns Hate-filled Environment

Ameinu is horrified and sickened by the murder of 11 innocent Jews as they prayed this past Shabbat at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our hearts go out to those who were killed and injured, their families …

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American Academics To Israeli Government: Let Lara Alqasem Study in Israel

DENIED ENTRY We the undersigned faculty members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) stand in solidarity with the presidents of all Israeli universities in urging the Israeli authorities to permit the American student Lara Alqasem to enter the country …

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New Israel Program: Urban Kibbutz Social Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 For more information, contact Miki Golod, Director of Israel Programs 212-366-1194 and office@ameinu.net. Ameinu Announces New “Urban Kibbutz Social Change” Masa Israel Journey Program Ameinu, in cooperation with Dror Israel, the largest urban kibbutz movement …

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Hundreds of Jewish Organizations Join Together to Urge the Administration to End “Zero Tolerance” Family Separation Policy

New York, NY – Almost 350 national, state, and local Jewish organizations—including the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox movements—sent a joint letter urging the Administration to immediately rescind the “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross the border. This practice …

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