Contributor Archives: Kenneth Bob, National President

About Kenneth Bob, National President

Kenneth Bob is the National President of Ameinu. He is a member of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors,  the treasurer of Board of Directors of J Street and a board member of the Forward Association. Ken is a past chair of the Habonim Dror Foundation, the national alumni association of the Labor Zionist youth movement, providing financial support for their educational programming throughout North America. In his professional life, Ken is an experienced entrepreneur and currently provides management consulting for small and merging companies.

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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The 37th World Zionist Congress – Tam V’Lo Nishlam

The Hebrew expression “tam v’lo nishlam,” done but not complete, is a very fitting description of the experience of the Ameinu delegation to the World Zionist Congress. While we had our share of accomplishments, there is also much work to …

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Hatkivah Slate Increases the Progressive Zionist Voice at Upcoming Zionist Congress

The American Zionist Movement has announced the results of the elections to select the American delegation to the 37th World Zionist Congress in October, 2015 and we are pleased to share that we have significantly increased our representation. The Hatikvah …

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Kenneth Bob’s Letter to the NYT Editor

To the Editor: This misguided and unnecessary bill is only the most recent example of the Israeli government’s profound disregard for the democratic principles upon which the State of Israel was founded. It is impossible to view this bill without …

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Leibel Fein z”l; Activist Role Model

Visionary, thinker, teacher, writer, story-teller, activist, organizer….all appropriate words to describe Leonard (Leibel) Fein, who passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 80. He is best known for his groundbreaking contributions to American Jewish life, including Moment Magazine, …

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In Memory of Danny Mann z”l, Former President of Ameinu

This past weekend we were stunned to hear that Danny Mann, our former president and current board member, had passed away. With a sense of deep sadness but appreciation for a life well lived, I wrote the eulogy below that …

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Defending Academic Freedom and Supporting Two State Solution

Last summer Ameinu undertook The Third Narrative initiative as a response to what we saw as the often unfair and inaccurate attacks on Israel from the far left. At the same time, we wanted to create both resources and a …

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Bibi, Dermer, Kerry and the EU’s Announcement

Two recent major news items, the appointment of Ron Dermer as Israeli ambassador to the United States and the issuance of the European Union Commission Notice, took me back to a meeting that took place around five years ago. Sallai …

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Ameinu Supports Kerry’s Call to American Jewish Community

To the Leadership of the American Jewish Community: Earlier this week, at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum, US Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the Jewish community for the first time since taking office. In his address, Kerry reiterated …

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United States Leads the Way Back to ME Peace Talks

When President Barack Obama appointed former Senator George Mitchell as his special envoy to the Middle East on his second day in office in 2009, it naturally raised the expectations of supporters of active American involvement in helping bring a …

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