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.
Those racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, reveal something very important about the state of race relations in America today. Everybody seems to agree about that. Just what they reveal, though, is anybody’s guess.
The nasty fight over Iran sanctions is pouring into the heart of the Jewish community, as liberals and conservatives trade accusations of ‘bullying,’ J.J. Goldberg writes.
Israeli right-wingers like Naftali Bennett are openly trashing the two-state solution. Abraham Foxman says they are damaging the cause of the Jewish state with their hardline rhetoric.
American Jewish leaders Abraham Foxman, Rabbi Rick Jacobs and David Harris condemned recent statements by senior Israeli officials about the impossibility of a two-state solution, calling them irresponsible and saying they undermine the credibility of the government.
The American Jewish Committee, which proclaims advocacy for Israel as the core of its mission, has quietly sacked some of its Jerusalem staff, without offering any explanation.
Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan’s leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney’s pick as running mate.
SALARY SURVEY 2011: The Forward’s study of 76 Jewish groups finds little improvement for women in leadership, and the overall median annual salary dipped to $306,000.
The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League have seen huge drops in donations. Funders may be turning away from broad advocacy groups, experts say.