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  • Rivlin to US Jewish leaders: Don’t politicize relationship with Israel

    February 18, 2016 | 11:13 am

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told American Jewish leaders that the relationship between Israel and the United States should remain “beyond debate” during the U.S. election season.

    Rivlin addressed a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

  • Netanyahu, Herzog present divergent views of Israeli-Palestinian future

    February 18, 2016 | 8:33 am

    Speaking to a delegation of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset opposition leader Isaac Herzog struck divergent tones on the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

    Netanyahu suggested that a resolution to the conflict may come only...

  • Presidents Conference meets with Erdogan amid Turkey-Israel reconciliation efforts

    February 9, 2016 | 2:09 pm

    A delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey and Israel seek to improve ties.

    Stephen Greenberg, the chairman of the umbrella foreign policy body for U.S. Jewish groups, and Malcolm...

  • Arab-Israeli leader ends US trip with applause, but not from the Jews he hoped to reach

    December 15, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Ayman Odeh got the rapturous Jewish reception he had wanted. It just wasn’t from the Jews he had hoped to reach during his recent trip to America.

    The Arab-Israeli lawmaker’s speech to a conference Sunday hosted by the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz and the New Israel Fund, a...

  • Jewish security officials, cops from five North American cities tour Israel

    November 17, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    Jewish security officials from five North American cities joined top police officers in a tour of Israel to examine its security practices.

    Four U.S. metropolitan areas — Cleveland, Memphis, Detroit and Kansas City, the site of a deadly attack on Jewish institutions last year —...

  • J Street’s real failure

    By David Suissa

    May 14, 2014 | 10:52 am

    Just when J Street’s reason-for-being, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, fell into a deep coma, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations gave the “pro-peace, pro-Israel” group new life by rejecting its bid to join the umbrella...

  • The Israel conversation we should be having

    May 12, 2014 | 11:01 am

    The recent vote by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations rejecting J Street’s membership bid was not entirely surprising. J Street had been reaching out to conference members and community contacts for weeks. We knew that gaining the necessary...

  • Reform movement wants Presidents Conf. overhaul in wake of J Street rejection

    May 1, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    The Union for Reform Judaism is seeking an overhaul of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in the wake of its rejection of J Street’s bid for membership.

    The Reform group in a statement posted Thursday on its website said leaving the Presidents...

  • Presidents Conference rejects J Street membership bid

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    April 30, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    J Street failed to gain admission to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    The vote of conference members Wednesday was 17 in favor, 22 against and three abstentions, according to four sources.

    J Street needed a two-thirds majority of the entire...

  • Jewish groups facing ‘concerted’ cyber attacks, security network warns

    February 26, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    U.S. Jewish groups face “a more concerted and aggressive effort” from Internet hackers, the national community’s security arm said in an alert.

    “It is imperative that all IT departments understand how to mitigate the threat and are up-to-date on the necessary technologies and...

  • AEPi becomes member of Conference of Presidents

    January 8, 2014 | 11:58 pm

    The Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi has become a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    AEPi is the first college student organization to be a full member of the conference, an umbrella organization for more than 50 U.S. Jewish groups...

  • 55 U.S. universities condemn ASA boycott of Israel

    December 30, 2013 | 11:34 am

    At least 55 American universities and colleges have rejected the American Studies Association membership vote in favor of an academic boycott of Israel.

    The number was tracked by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    “This remarkable response is a...

  • Bush to Jewish leaders: I don’t trust Iran’s peaceful intentions

    October 16, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Former President George W. Bush told a Presidents Conference gathering that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel.

    “I will not believe in Iran’s peaceful intentions until they can irrevocably prove that it’s true,” Bush told the 1,200 guests...

  • Jewish groups set to back Obama on Syria

    September 3, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Jewish groups backing President Obama’s call to strike Syria are citing moral outrage and U.S. national security as primary considerations — but concern for Israel, however muted, also looms large in their thinking.

    A lingering sensitivity over misrepresentations of the role of...

  • Security prep for Memphis Klan rally seen as national model

    April 4, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    Cantor Ricky Kampf descends from the bimah, adjusts his prayer shawl and strides up the aisle, cutting through the cavernous sanctuary to greet the familiar out-of-towner.

    “Y’all here for the shindig?” Kampf says at the Baron Hirsch Synagogue here as he grasps the hand of Paul...

  • Obama meets with Jewish leaders to prepare for Israel trip

    By Rob Eshman

    March 7, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    In a private White House meeting, President Barack Obama told a diverse group of Jewish leaders  that he “was not going to deliver a grand peace plan” during his upcoming two-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

    In  what one participant called “an honest and...

  • Be a voice of truth

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 7, 2013 | 4:37 am

    The first time I heard the combination of the words “Israel” and “apartheid” together was a year ago. I had just started writing the Israelife blog at jewishjournal.com, and I was at the beginning of my learning process regarding how different people worldwide view Israel.


  • Netanyahu: Iran shortening the time needed to cross “red line.”

    February 12, 2013 | 6:17 am

    Addressing a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the Iranian nuclear threat and said he looked forward to President Obama’s upcoming Israel trip.

    In the Monday...

  • Jewish schools, institutions join security conference call

    January 4, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    A conference call on school safety organized by the security arm of two national Jewish umbrellas drew over 800 participants.

    The call Thursday was organized by Secure Community Network, which is affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of...

  • For Obama campaign, trying to put to rest persistent questions about ‘kishkes’

    October 26, 2012 | 10:07 am

    The moment in the final presidential debate when President Obama described his visit to Israel’s national Holocaust museum and to the rocket-battered town of Sderot seemed to be aimed right for the kishkes.

    The “kishkes question" -- the persistent query about how Obama really...

  • Homeland Security, other agencies distribute Jewish community primer

    October 3, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    American law enforcement and homeland security agencies are distributing a primer prepared by the Jewish community that details Jewish life and violent incidents directed at Jews in the United States and abroad.

    The Secure Community Network (SCN), an initiative of the Jewish...

  • Jews well represented among Obama’s campaign chairs

    February 22, 2012 | 10:11 am

    At least seven of the Obama campaign’s 35 co-chairs are Jewish, including Alan Solow, a leading figure in the organized community.

    Solow is identified on the list released early Wednesday morning as both a partner at the DLA Piper law firm and as a past president of the Conference...

  • Vice prime minister: ‘Iranian regime should be confronted by the West’

    January 30, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    Intelligence on Iran’s nuclear project is no longer subject to dispute in Israeli government circles, according to Moshe Ya’alon, vice prime minister of Israel and minister of strategic affairs.

    Instead, the focus of the discussion is on how to meet this challenge, Ya’alon...

  • Jewish leaders appeal to Cuba to free Gross

    March 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Jewish leaders have called on the Cuban government to release Jewish U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, jailed for more than a year, for time served.

    Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday issued their humanitarian appeal to the...

  • Jewish leaders say Obama meeting was positive

    March 4, 2011 | 10:01 am

    Jewish organizational leaders rejected the notion that their meeting with President Obama was negative in any way.

    A JTA article this week reported that President Obama, in a meeting Tuesday with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,...

  • Hoenlein reveals secret Syria visit

    February 14, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Malcolm Hoenlein, head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said he met for several hours with Syrian President Bashar Assad during a secret visit to Damascus.

    In an interview published Monday by The Associated Press, Hoenlein said his recent...