Category Archives: Letters From Leadership

Conference of Presidents Members Condemn Mort Klein BLM Tweets

June 12, 2020   Mort Klein President  Zionist Organization of America   Dear Mr. Klein,   We, the undersigned members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, condemn the tweets regarding Black Lives Matter that you sent …

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Ameinu Says No to Annexation, Calls on Labor Ministers to Oppose

With the formation of a new government of Israel, Ameinu expresses its fervent hope that this government will uphold Israel’s international and moral obligations and commit to seeking a just and mutually agreeable end to the Israel-Palestine conflict.   However, as …

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Ameinu Opposes Labor Party Joining Netanyahu Government

Last week the Ameinu affiliates in the United States, Canada and Australia sent the following letter to the Israel Labor Party Secretary General regarding the negotiations towards the establishment of a new Israeli government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Eran …

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What Impact Does Ameinu Really Have in our Community and Israel?

Dear friend, I am sometimes asked about the impact Ameinu really has in our community and Israel. It’s a fair question, so I thought I would take a few minutes and share some examples with you. –I recently returned from …

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Bibi, You Are No Ben-Gurion

By Kenneth Bob, Ameinu President   In 1988, when Dan Quayle compared himself to John Kennedy in a Vice Presidential debate, the Democratic nominee, Lloyd Bentson famously responded, “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy …

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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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