Category Archives: Letters from the Leadership

Bibi, Trump and…Where We Go From Here?

A little over a week ago I stood in Rabin Square with tens of thousands of Israelis, remembering Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z’l, gathering with the moderate tribe of Israel.   Isaac Herzog, leader of the Knesset opposition, charged that …

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Thousands Rally with ‘Women Wage Peace’

On Wednesday Oct. 19, 20,000 rallied in Jerusalem with Women Wage Peace (WWP), the partnership of Israeli and Palestinian women that we last wrote about here.  Also 4,000 rallied on the West Bank at Qasr el-Yahud, including 1,000 Palestinian women.  Photos in this …

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Women Wage Peace March for Hope and a Better Future for Israelis and Palestinians

Ameinu has actively supported the grassroots women’s peace movement Women Wage Peace (WWP) since its founding shortly after the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel.  At a time where the movement for peace between Israelis and Palestinians has stalled and …

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President Shimon Peres z”l, Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet

Ameinu joins all lovers of Israel, the Jewish people, seekers of peace and believers that the Middle East can be a region of unity rather than conflict, in mourning the passing of President Shimon Peres, z”l. Much has been written, …

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Moral Responsibility, Israel and Black Lives Matter

The recently issued Platform of the Movement for Black Lives has generated widespread and anguished responses from across the American Jewish community due to its inflammatory language on Israel.  It has also created great distress for many in the Jewish …

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Why progressive Jews mustn’t give up on Zionism

By:  Kenneth Bob (Ameinu National President), Gideon Aronoff (Ameinu CEO), Rabbi John Rosove (ARZA Chair) and Rabbi Josh Weinberg (ARZA President) As progressive American Zionists, we take seriously the critique of Israel and Zionism by professors Hasia Diner and Marjorie …

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Has A More Secure Coalition Created A Less Secure State

The State of Israel came into being on May 14, 1948.  The declaration of independence was followed by the establishment of a provisional government and the absorption of disparate Jewish armed militias into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The speed with which …

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From Freedom to Independence and Back Again

By Hiam Simon and Mark Gold For most peoples the Festival of Spring is a festival of liberty. But it is remarkable that, with these peoples, it is not human beings, not the nation but a deity who is liberated. For non-Jews …

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Ameinu Challenges ‘Undiplomatic’ New Israeli Diplomat

See Ameinu’s statement on Dani Dayan’s attack on J Street, by clicking here.  The following NY Jewish Week letter to the editor by Gideon Aronoff  (“Highlighting Contradictions“) was inspired by this remarkably poor choice of a well-known right-wing activist as …

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Report from AIPAC Conference: Candidates’ Speeches

For the beginning of Phyllis Bernstein’s reflections on AIPAC, click here.  She continues her analysis by examining how the Presidential candidates presented themselves and where they stand on issues of concern to AIPAC: My main question is how will Israel have …

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