Category Archives: Israel

The entry law bars too many Zionists

It’s my last year of undergraduate schooling in the United States, and my spring break starts March 17th, but I’ll spend vacation working. I’m going home to Israel, and while I will be enjoying the beaches and cafes and visiting …

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Resources on BDS Entry Ban Law

Note:  This page will be updated as new commentaries become available. Statements from Groups Opposing the the Law Habonim Dror North America National Council of Jewish Women Americans for Peace Now J Street New Israel Fund T’ruah American Jewish Committee …

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Israel Delegitimizes Itself with BDS Ban Law

On March 6, 2017 (updated on March 8) Ameinu released the following statement on the new Israeli law banning entry of foreigners who call for boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel or territories controlled by Israel (i.e., West Bank settlements): …

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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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Call Your Senators to Help Stop the Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

National Call-In Day Friedman is a Dangerous Departure from American Policy and a Threat to Zionism David Friedman’s confirmation hearing in the Senate is coming up later this week.  Please use the script below and call your Senator TODAY! Why …

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Did Golda Meir Miss Opportunities for Peace?

Recently I attended a program of Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Golda Meir, a presentation that concluded a four-part series led by Meir biographer Elinor Burkett.  The audience consisted mostly of oldsters who adored Golda for her folksiness and feistiness. I …

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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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MK Bitan Must Be Fired for Racist and Undemocratic Declarations on Voting in Israel

Ameinu MEDIA ALERT New York (December 12, 2016) – “Ameinu, North America’s largest grassroots progressive Zionist movement, categorically rejects the racist and anti-democratic statements of Likud Member of Knesset David Bitan who declared that he would prefer to see Palestinian …

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Why it no longer matters whether Jews are White

Almost a year ago, I was in Israel with strangers who quickly became friends, as Israel trips always go. We were sitting in our hotel room in Jerusam, and somehow the topic came up of whether we, a group of …

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