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  • New NIF campaign adopts tools of the right

    September 30, 2014 | 9:57 am

    In a strategic shift, the New Israel Fund is arming itself with a set of sharp political tools and picking a fight.

    Its target: Israel’s political right.

    Its weapons: Opposition research, media monitoring, and staking its claims to patriotism and Zionism.

    If NIF’s dramatic...

  • There’s more than one way to support the Jewish state

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    In the landscape of American Jewish organizations, The New Israel Fund (NIF) has long occupied a prominent place on the left side of the aisle. Back in 1979, almost three decades before the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street was established, when Peter Beinart was still in...

  • U.S. Jewish groups against Israel’s boycott law consulting on next steps

    July 19, 2011 | 3:41 pm

    American Jewish groups that have spoken out against Israel’s new anti-boycott law aren’t stopping there—now they’re speaking with each other on further responses.

    “We’re all in communication with each other about these things,” said Daniel Sokatch, the president of the New...

  • NIF changes funding guidelines, but what does it mean?

    September 21, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    When Adalah, an Israeli Arab legal rights group, joined an initiative in 2007 to create an Israeli constitution that would dilute—if not remove—the state’s Jewish character, it unleashed a furor in pro-Israel circles.

    Much of the anger was directed at the New Israel Fund, a...

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  • ‘Forward 50’ heavy on politicos; Faith groups petition Supremes re Prop. 8

    November 20, 2008 | 3:00 am

    Forward 50 Heavy on Politicos

    The Los Angelenos in this year's just-released Forward 50 list include an Orthodox rabbi who suggested that Israelis should be able to decide the fate of Jerusalem, a rabbi who led efforts to fight Proposition 8 and a Westlake School for Girls graduate...

  • PJA head Sokatch leaving to helm S.F. federation

    By Amy Klein

    April 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Daniel Sokatch, leader of one of Los Angeles' most high-profile Jewish organizations, has been named CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (JCF). He will start at the JCF on July 15.

    Sokatch, 40, is the founding executive...

  • Progressive values propel Daniel Sokatch’s rising star

    By Marc Ballon

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Daniel Sokatch enrolled in rabbinical school in Israel in 1994, he had visions of becoming a religious leader dedicated to social justice, much in the vein of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But Sokatch, now 38, quickly realized that the rabbinical program at Hebrew Union...
  • Should Tookie Die?

    By Daniel Sokatch

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Just about one month from now, at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 13, the State of California will execute Stanley Tookie Williams. He will die by lethal injection in the death chamber of San Quentin State Prison, home to the nation's largest death row. At every execution, small crowds gather...

  • Apparent Allies Might Not Be Our Friends

    By David N. Myers

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Israel Christian Nexus gathering at Stephen S. Wise Temple was intended to rally support for Israel. Its advertised list of speakers included John Fishel, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and a fair number of prominent local rabbis.

    While we...

  • Both Sides Need to Stay on the Path

    By Daniel Sokatch

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The terrorist who blew himself up on a crowded Jerusalem bus Tuesday night did more than murder 20 Israelis and injure more than 100 others.

    As was undoubtedly his intent, he also dealt a serious, perhaps fatal, blow to the struggling, fragile "road map" peace process. The horror of...

  • Your Letters

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Addiction Conference

    Hello, my name is successful professional, social activist, community leader, major UJF donor and Jewish alcoholic ("Dirty Little Secret," Oct. 12).

    Last week I attended The Jewish Federation's Addiction Conference. This week I arranged to enter a 30-day...

  • Where’s the Outrage?

    By Douglas Mirell

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For those who believed President George W. Bush would chart a moderate course, the administration's first two months must come as a rude awakening. Those who were lulled into believing that Bush was a compassionate conservative have now discovered that only the latter half of this...

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