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.”
After the election of Donald Trump, the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America have announced a new advisory council to fight both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
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.