House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism
Tag: American Jewish Committee
November 1, 2012 | 3:55 pm
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September 27, 2012 | 5:24 pm
President Barack Obama is expected to win a strong majority of Jewish votes in November, according to a national survey released by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on Sept. 27.
Out of 1,040American Jews polled earlier this month, 65 percent of them said they were likely to...
September 27, 2012 | 4:54 pm
September 20, 2012 | 1:55 pm
Sixty-nine percent of Florida Jews say they will likely vote for President Obama, as opposed to 25 percent for Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new survey.
The American Jewish Committee survey, which was conducted by QEV Analytics, reached 254 registered Jewish...
September 5, 2012 | 12:18 pm
Two organizations of young professionals, two isolated nuclear (or near-nuclear) powers with terrible human rights records, one Beverly Hills living room.
Those were the ingredients for an Aug. 30 event that brought together experts on North Korea and Iran to address members of...
August 23, 2012 | 10:15 am
July 2, 2012 | 4:42 pm
[This column is a response to a piece by Menachem Rosensaft:
Crafting a Holocaust insurance solution that works]
The JTA recently published an op-ed by Menachem Rosensaft which gratuitously offers an “alternative” to the legislation that Holocaust survivors and children and...
June 27, 2012 | 3:46 pm
[Read a response to this column: Jewish organizations, others
must stop interfering with Holocaust survivors’ rights]
There is a solution to get us beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era...
June 6, 2012 | 1:54 pm
May 9, 2012 | 12:35 pm
I was sitting in the Starbucks in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., listening to two men talk about a three-day hike through Israel’s Arava desert, when Bayaaz Khanoom appeared.
It was day two of the American Jewish Committee’s three-day Global Forum. I was...
May 8, 2012 | 1:24 pm
February 21, 2012 | 11:18 am
Several Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition calling on presidential candidates to refrain from using religion as a political wedge issue.
Fifteen religious organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and the Union for Reform Judaism,...
January 11, 2012 | 11:07 am
December 12, 2011 | 10:55 am
The Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee reportedly have suffered steep declines in contributions over the past five years.
According to the Forward, the two prominent American Jewish groups each lost more than $20 million in annual contributions from 2006 to...
October 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm
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June 14, 2011 | 5:55 pm
The ongoing development of ties between the Latino and Jewish communities took a new turn this week with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) establishment of a new Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus. At press time, a group of mostly Latino and Jewish lawmakers were set to meet at...
April 27, 2011 | 2:47 pm
The American Jewish Committee said a government decision to classify campus anti-Semitism as prohibited discrimination is being abused by those seeking to silence criticism of Israel.
Kenneth Stern, AJC’s director on anti-Semitism and extremism, joined Cary Nelson, president of the...
March 16, 2011 | 12:59 pm
Artist-filmmaker Julian Schnabel understands why some Jews have condemned his movie, “Miral,” which opens March 25, as an anti-Israel screed: “It comes out of fear,” he told me by phone from New York this morning. “The fear that the Holocaust occurred, that ‘We have been...
February 22, 2011 | 8:31 am
January 20, 2011 | 1:48 pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored in Berlin by the American Jewish Committee for her support for the Jewish people and Israel.
Thursday’s presentation of the Light Unto the Nations Award to Merkel by AJC Executive Director David Harris was followed by a private,...
January 6, 2011 | 10:29 am
The American Jewish Committee called on Israel’s Knesset to reconsider its decision to form a parliamentary committee to investigate Israeli groups critical of the country’s military.
“The Knesset’s action today contravenes the democratic principles that are Israel’s greatest...
September 3, 2010 | 11:01 am
Debra Berger, the founder of Project Interchange that sent influential leaders to Israel, has died.
Berger, of Rockville, Md., died Wednesday.
Project Interchange, which Berger founded in 1982 and became an institute of the American Jewish Committee a decade later, has brought more...
May 3, 2010 | 1:55 pm
Robert Elman was elected president of the American Jewish Committee at the organization’s annual meeting.
Elman, a member of the AJC for more than 40 years, succeeds Richard Sideman.
“I am privileged to lead the premier Jewish global advocacy organization as we face the serious...