Category Archives: Letters From Leadership

Ameinu to AIPAC: Elevate Progressive, Two-State Speakers to Prime Time

March 18, 2019 Howard Kohr, Executive Director American Israel Political Affairs Committee Washington D.C.   Dear Howard, Congratulations on your upcoming 2019 Policy Conference; this event is an important reminder of the need for continued bi-partisan support for Israel across the …

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Join thousands of Israelis speaking out against Kahanism

I’m writing to you from Israel, where right now, Israelis are speaking up in outrage at the news of Kahanists being embraced by right-wing parties. Meir Kahane was a violent supremacist who advocated and inspired acts of terror. He and his disciples …

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Is Yiddishism Anti-Zionist?

By Jeffry V. Mallow There appears to be a Yiddish renaissance, and not just in university or klezmer circles. Young Jews are organizing classes, even schools, where they and their children can learn Yiddish. Yiddish classes are appearing in Jewish …

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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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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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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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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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Ameinu Mourns Passing of LA Activist Bea Chankin

Bea Chankin Weisberg z”l Bea Chankin Weisberg, who passed away last week at the age of 90, was a pillar of the Los Angeles Jewish community, recognized for her leadership role in the Early Jewish Education field. She served as …

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Holocaust Denial in the Age of Trump – A View From Athens

The bizarre decision by the Trump administration to omit references to Jews or anti-Semitism in the White House’s official statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day continues to be a source of concern to many in the Jewish community around the world.  …

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Ameinu Engages Holocaust Scholars to Oppose Friedman

Among the many dangerous aspects of David Friedman’s record — that should disqualify him from being approved as U.S. Ambassador to Israel — is his glib trivialization of the Holocaust for personal and partisan benefit.  Ameinu worked with our network …

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