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  • Scripted or non-scripted, TV doesn’t reflect reality for disabled population

    November 10, 2016 | 11:01 am

    The ultimate nonprofit working on diversity, dignity and respect in Hollywood, GLAAD recently released its annual “Where We Are on TV” report. It is a comprehensive report on diversity in primetime characters in the 2016-17 television season. This marks the 21st year that GLAAD...

  • Advocates brief White House on barriers for the Jewish disabled

    February 19, 2016 | 12:25 pm

    Jewish advocates for the disabled briefed Obama administration officials on barriers to Jewish life for those with disabilities.

    The two-hour event Thursday was organized by the White House and held at the neighboring Eisenhower Executive Office Building as part of Jewish...

  • ‘Born This Way’ cable show makes Down Syndrome real

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 20, 2016 | 11:04 am

    When I first heard that a new cable TV show on A&E called “Born This Way” would turn the reality-series camera lens on seven young adults with Down syndrome, I didn’t jump to add it to my must-watch list. Would this be some  “Survivor” or “Big Brother” clone, with manufactured...

  • Longtime Israel advocate Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi shifts focus to disabilities

    February 6, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    During this year’s State of the Union address, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi was in a place familiar to her from her years as a leading pro-Israel fundraiser and activist: Tracking the speech for her favored topic.

    It came just five paragraphs before the end, almost as an afterthought,...

  • Letters to the Editor: Gaza war, “Lincoln” and Special Needs

    November 28, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    Hope for Peace With Hamas
    When David Suissa wonders “If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they?” he is letting stereotypes get in the way of helpful analysis (“Pogroms Interrupted,” Nov. 23). He is also, in effect, arguing that Hamas is not an...
  • Good cop advocacy marked Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi’s The Israel Project

    February 14, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    Here’s what the international Jewish media conspiracy looks like: Two men and four women, all clad in dark suits, sitting around a table in a windowless conference room in a nondescript office in midtown Manhattan.

    Together they run a global organization stretching from Washington...

  • Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi to step down as Israel Project head

    February 2, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, the founder and president of The Israel Project, said she will leave the advocacy group by July 1.

    In statements Wednesday, the 10-year-old group and Mizrahi said reorganization and management training helped set the stage for her departure. The Israel...