Jewish responses spanned the political spectrum following scathing criticism of Israel by a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement. But strikingly, even statements by some centrist groups strove to strike a balance — reflecting their apparent recognition of the broader movement’s impact as an emerging force in American life.
The recent NATO summit, held for the first time ever in Warsaw, was a triumph for Poland’s defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz. He has emerged as the crucial point man on the alliance’s eastern flank, amid ramped-up tensions following Russia’s military incursions into Ukraine. Yet Macierewicz has some secrets. For years he has been editor-in-chief, co-owner and author of the far-right newspaper Głos (Voice), which he also founded. An examination of the publication during Macierewicz’s most active years as its chief reveals numerous anti-Semitic cartoons and articles, some signed by Macierewicz himself.
(JTA) — The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit is merging with the American Jewish Committee. The partnership between the local advocacy group and the national Jewish organization, announced Thursday, is meant to boost the regional council in its efforts in support of Israel, interfaith affairs and outreach to elected officials. Members of the AJC’s Detroit board…
Complex compensation packages including large deferred payouts are increasingly standard for leaders of Jewish not-for-profit organizations. Is the practice needed to lure top-rank talent — or a way to mask the true cost of high-priced CEO’s?
The American Jewish Committee has come out against the Iran nuclear deal.
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.
King Abdullah leaves behind an outsized legacy. J.J. Goldberg asks if his successors will manage to maintain his cautious path of reform and dialog with Jews.
A commemoration in Chicago marking 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto offers American Jews and Polish Americans the chance to find common ground.
David Harris of the American Jewish Committee suggested Palestinians were responsible for their own deaths when Israel shelled a school. That’s fear-mongering of the worst kind, write Logan Bayroff and Jacob Plitman.
Stephan Kramer, a Jewish leader in Germany, was named director of the American Jewish Committee’s new European Office on Anti-Semitism.