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Hard-Nosed Campus Group Softens Tactics

By Naomi Zeveloff

The David Project made its name with a take-no-prisoners approach to pro-Israel advocacy on college campuses. It is shifting to a more positive approach.Read More


Schneiderman Gets Used to the Spotlight

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

For a rising politician, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman avoids personal details. He vaguely describes becoming more actively involved in Jewish life as an adult.Read More


Peace Institute Dedicates Hall to Ex-Ambassador

By Nathan Guttman

On Monday, dozens of friends of Samuel Lewis, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, showed up to attend the dedication of the Samuel W. Lewis Hall at the U.S. Institute of Peace.Read More


U.S. Critics of Islam Vow To Continue Activism After Oslo

By Nathan Guttman and Josh Nathan-Kazis

Even after the Norway massacre, anti-Muslim activists in the U.S. have no plans to tone down their rhetoric. Did their movement inspire suspected killer Anders Breivik?Read More


Orthodox Children Face Unchanging Milestones

By Josh Nathan-Kazis and Naomi Zeveloff

The killing of Leiby Kletzky stunned all of us. Even after the slaying, the traditional rhythm of life continues for Orthodox children in Boro Park.Read More


Lawyer Who Promotes Anti-Sharia Laws Publishes New Study on Islamic Extremism

By Paul Berger

Little-known N.Y. lawyer David Yerushalmi has been a driving force behind a push to ban Islamic law. Now, he claims American mosques are hotbeds of extremism.Read More


Leon Panetta, a Defense Secretary With a Long History of Cooperation with Israel

By Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman reports on how the new Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta, a Catholic budget wonk, became a friend of Israel and won the trust of American Jews.Read More


AJC’s New ‘Green’ Building Is Also a Political Statement

By Naomi Zeveloff

The American Jewish Committee won environmentally conscious LEED certification for its headquarters. It hopes to help the planet and decrease dependence on Arab oil.Read More


Despite Tension, Obama Wooing Jewish Donors

By Nathan Guttman

Will Jewish donors and voters back Obama in 2012, despite concerns about the Democratic president’s relationship with Israel?Read More


Former Union President Andy Stern Says He Was Too Tough on Banks at SEIU

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The former president of America’s most influential labor organization, and a prominent Jew in the Labor movement, Andy Stern, now backs tax breaks to big banks and corporations.Read More





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