Category Archives: Letters From Leadership

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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Beyond Anti-Semitism: The Biggest Progressive Problem At The Chicago Dyke March

By Josh Friedes The Chicago Dyke March is supposed to be an especially inclusive gathering of progressives. Shockingly, Jews carrying rainbow flags with the Star of David were asked to leave. One Dyke March collective member told the Windy City …

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Ameinu and Ir Amim: Partners for Jerusalem’s Future

        Ameinu has recently launched a partnership with Ir Amim (“City of Nations”/“City of Peoples”), Israel’s longest standing NGO focusing on Jerusalem’s role in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.  Working directly with Ir Amim, as …

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Ziv, a Ray of Hope in the Syrian Tragedy

Ziv, a ray of hope in the Syrian tragedy Dave Sharma June 11, 2017, 4:13 pm   As the civil war in Syria enters its seventh year, the level of barbarity and sheer inhumanity on display plumbs new lows — …

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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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Habonim Dror North America Statement on BDS Travel Ban

(March 10, 2017 ) — Habonim Dror North America is deeply saddened and enraged by the recent bill passed by the Israeli Knesset, which bans the granting of permanent status or temporary visas to foreign nationals who advocate, have advocated …

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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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