Category Archives: Letters From Leadership

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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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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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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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, president of Ameinu, North America’s largest grassroots progressive Zionist movement. “It, and …

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Ameinu and Zionist Colleagues Condemn Politicized Campaign Professor David Myers at CJH

Pluralism in the Zionist Movement Threatened by Far Right Ideological Tests Letter Sent to Bruce Slovin, Co-Chair & Founder and Ira H. Jolles, Co-Chair of the Center for Jewish History, September 14, 2017 We are writing as leaders of American …

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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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Ir Amim: A Primer on Events at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif

Over the last week a series of escalating events on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif has threatened peace and security at the holy site and for Jerusalem as a whole.  We have created the following primer to help make sense of …

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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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