American Jewish groups have followed the Netanyahu government’s lead in declining to discuss threats posed to Israel by Trump’s reported leak.
“This only sends a message that terrorists’ threats are rewarded,” one leader said. “We can never allow terrorists’ threats to determine policy.”
Much of the American Jewish and pro-Israel establishment places far-right, extremist voices and talking points at the center of their pro-Israel, anti-BDS advocacy –- with predictably disastrous consequences.
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“Bravo, Ambassador Haley!” This is the headline David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, chose for his Huffington Post opinion piece dedicated to America’s new ambassador to the United Nations. “Ambassador Haley, you have quickly established yourself as a courageous and unbending voice of principle in a setting where the word is more often observed in the breach than as a matter of course by some member states,” Harris, who leads the Jewish organization most closely involved with the UN, continued his praise.
American Jews who love Israel and see boycott as a tool to change the country for the better are anguished over a new Israeli law that could ban them from visiting the country they cherish.
Amid the rising fears that minorities harbor about the coming Trump era, Jewish leaders here are fiercely debating: What is to be done? For now, the dominant theme is one of deepening dialogue with other minorities, and with Muslim groups in particular. But this is raising questions: With whom should Jews dialogue, and how? How should such dialogues handle Israel? And where will the money come from when it’s time to actually act?
ADL has seen a 50% increase in donations since Election Day. The National Council of Jewish Women has also seen a large and steady increase in donations, reports its CEO, Nancy Kaufman, And Robert Bank, president and CEO of American Jewish World Services, has described the outpouring of funds from donors as “tikkun olam [repair of the world] on steroids.”
Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump 61% to 19% among Jewish voter, according to a poll conducted by the American Jewish Committee. The poll indicates, however, that Clinton is still under-performing among Jewish voters compared to previous Democratic Candidates
The United States continues to insist on nuclear inspectors’ unfettered access as part of a nuclear deal with Iran, the deputy U.S. secretary of state told an American Jewish group.