American Jewish groups condemn US abstention of UNSC vote

The Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America both issued statements condemning the Biden administration’s abstention on the United Nations Security Council resolution, calling it a “new level of betrayal” and “disgraceful.” In a statement, ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said it’s disgraceful that the Biden administration refused to veto the […]

With police absent in Gaza, vigilante groups arrive on the streets

Heads turned as the masked men with clubs walked down a Rafah street, part of a vigilante public security group set up by armed factions in Gaza after the civil police force went underground, saying it was targeted by Israeli strikes. A group of nine of the men, their headbands reading “People’s Protection Committees” […]

Israel aid debate reveals differences among Jewish groups on immigration

As Congress debates various bills that would send emergency military aid to Israel, Jewish groups across the political spectrum have advocated for their passage.  But the push for aid ended up dividing those groups on another issue that often animates Jewish activism: immigration reform. Legacy Jewish groups parted ways over whether a compromise bill […]

Republican, Democratic Jewish groups react to Biden executive order

New York – The Republican Jewish Coalition condemned President Joe Biden’s executive order in a statement Thursday calling it about “cold, calculated politics.” “Joe Biden and his team are watching his poll numbers crater. Today he traveled to the key battleground state of Michigan, home of the largest Arab-American population in the United States, […]

Israeli minister calls for action against civil groups with Hamas ties

Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism Minister Amichai Chikli provided a detailed account to international ministers of close to 10 countries, such as Canada’s Defense Minister Bill Blair and Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi, calling for action against civil groups with ties to Hamas. In addition to the letter, sent mainly to interior ministers around […]