Tonight, the NJDC will join with 17 other organizations representing virtually the entire spectrum of the American Jewish community in recognizing a Shabbat in solidarity with the African-American community following last week's tragic murders of 9 people in Charleston, SC.
With just days remaining before the deadline for a nuclear agreement between the United States, the remaining nations in the P5+1 and Iran, a bipartisan group of American diplomats, legislators, policymakers and experts have issued a public statement endorsing U.S. policy towards the negotiations. The statement, issued by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was signed by a wide range of well-respected leaders in the field, including David Patreaus, Howard Berman, Joe Lieberman, Dennis Ross, Steve Hadley Bob Einhorn, Gary Samore, and David Makovsky.
Today marks a historic victory for marriage equality and we at NJDC greatly celebrate this Supreme Court decision. In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal bans to same-sex marriage, confirming that the 14th Amendment requires states to license and recognize marriage between two people of the same sex. We rejoice in this historic day, and reflect on the significant place human rights has in our Jewish values.
We're kvelling today as the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold King v. Burwell, leaving the Affordable Care Act unchanged. In a vote 6-3, the Court overall ruled in favor of the Obama administration and millions of Americans who are no longer in danger of losing financial assistance for their healthcare coverage.
Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is the latest hopeful to join the large crowd of 2016 Republican pool. Unfortunately, his heavily evangelical-influenced policies that come dangerously close to discarding the separation of church and state go strongly against the values of American Jewish voters.
Josh Mandel, the Jewish Ohio treasurer who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012, will not return a campaign donation from a white supremacist group, despite the group's alleged influence to the perpetrator of the hate-fueled South Carolina Church shootings.
Last week, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren wrote a number of pieces based off of his upcoming book claiming that President Obama intentionally abandoned Israel. In response, former Congressman Mel Levine published a series of op-eds examining MK Oren’s controversial claims.
The past week has seen the latest episode in an unrelenting campaign to delegitimize President Barack Obama’s strong commitment to Israel. It’s time to set the record straight on a president who has stood with Israel in times of crisis and has strengthened the Jewish state’s security in concrete ways, ensuring it maintains a qualitative military edge.
From his campaign for office to his recent talk at Adas Israel, a synagogue in Washington, D.C., Obama has made it clear that his commitment to Israel is and always will be unshakeable. “It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly not just on behalf of Israel’s right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper,” he has said.
Obama’s actions prove his commitment.
Leading up to the release of his upcoming book, current Member of Knesset and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren has released a series of op-eds and excerpts attacking President Obama and claiming that he has intentionally damaged the U.S.-Israel relationship. Oren's allegations have immediately come under scrutiny, with a wide range of journalists, officials and even leaders from his own political party.
Donald Trump, the real estate mogul who has filed for bankruptcy four times, announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Rather than document the many reasons why Trump is completely unfit for public office, here are a selection of quotes from Trump's hour-long announcement speech today.