Category Archives: Letters From Leadership

Abstention by US on Israeli Settlement Resolution Reasonable Response

Ameinu Calls on Israel and Palestinians to Act to Promote Two-State Solution (New York, December 23, 2016) – Responding to news that the United States abstained on a UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlement activity, thereby allowing its passage, …

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Nominee for Ambassador to Israel; A Dangerous Departure from American Policy and a Threat to Zionism

  “As Americans and Zionists Ameinu strongly opposes the nomination of bankruptcy lawyer David M. Friedman to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel and urges the Senate to reject this appointment,” declared Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. Ameinu is North America’s …

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Open Letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump from Jewish American Organizations

Dear President-elect Trump, We write on behalf of organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Jewish Americans deeply committed to the values that underpin our people’s faith, our country’s democracy and our relationship with the people and State of Israel. We …

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From tragedy to opportunity: Noa’s 6 ideas for ‘tikkun olam’

I was born in Israel but grew up in the United States. As a child of immigrants in a different era, the US gave me and my family citizenship, and opportunities we never could have dreamed of in Israel as …

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9/11 at 15: ‘Truther’ Blames ‘Zionists’

Living in Manhattan, then and now, my experience of the attack that day (although never directly threatened) remains a profound memory, which I wrote about here, last year.  Today, 15 years later, we reflect again on this solemn national occasion. And in time …

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Ameinu Signs Interfaith Letter on SCOTUS Vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510   Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley 135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510                          February 19, 2016 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Chairman Grassley: Though our …

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Reflecting again on 9/11, as a New Year dawns

Although not directly threatened by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, my experience that day as a New Yorker, and even as a Jew with close Israeli relatives, will always stay with me.  The fact that this year’s commemoration of Sept. …

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Beinart Wins, But it’s Dershowitz’s Show in Iran Debate

Alan Dershowitz sees himself as very much a liberal. Even in terms of Israel, he touts the fact that he supports a two-state solution with the Palestinians and contends that expanding West Bank settlements are a bad idea. He has …

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Leonard Fein Took Us Beyond False Dichotomies

Who Says You Can’t Love Israel and Criticize Its Policies? “There are two kinds of Jews in the world. “There is the kind of Jew who detests war and violence, who believes that fighting is not ‘the Jewish way,’ who …

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Jewish Labor Committee President’s Address at the JLC Human Rights Award Dinner

Stuart Appelbaum, Jewish Labor Committee President, Addresses the 41st JLC Human Rights Award Dinner Photo by John Clifford, Local 600, Cinematographers Guild, IATSE   As President of the Jewish Labor Committee, let me welcome you to our 41st Human Rights …

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