A focus of liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street this year will be unseating Republican senators in Illinois and Wisconsin who led opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
Vassar College’s student council delayed approval of a funding request from J Street U, a left-wing pro-Israel group, because of concerns that it would be supporting a racist ideology.
Now that J Street U has elected Muslim leader Amna Farooqi, the professor who turned her into a Zionist explains to Israelis why they shouldn’t find this distressing — just the opposite.
As a liberal Orthodox Jew living in Israel, Yori Yanover looks over at Jews in America and feels, well, baffled. Why do they choose to be represented by non-Jews like Amna Farooqi — or Michael Douglas for that matter?
J Street U’s new president Amna Farooqi has made no secret of being a “Pakistani American Muslim.”
After a congregation hosted speakers on both sides of the boycott debate, its leaders decided that Israel supporters shoot themselves in the foot when they refuse to talk to pro-BDS Jews.
The campus arm of left-wing pro-Israel group J Street elected a Muslim-American student to serve as president of its national student board.
Hillel’s Eric Fingerhut said sorry for snubbing J Street. But his contrite appearance did little to bridge the policy gap with student leaders of the dovish group.
AIPAC called on Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, saying it does not meet critical markers that the influential pro-Israel lobby outlined in recent weeks. But the liberal Jewish Middle East lobby J Street announced a multimillion-dollar campaign to support the agreement.
Representatives of J Street U and Hillel met and failed to immediately agree on how best to collaborate on the national level.