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Elanna Cahn — July 30, 2014 – 11:12 am | Have They No Shame? | Israel | Republicans

In Israel’s Hour of Need, Neocons Want to Divest

If I were just a little more cynical, I would ask about the motives behind the Emergency Committee for Israel’s calling for a cut in aid to Israel in the middle of aggression by Hamas and response by Israel. This is a time for solidarity, yet ECI has floated the… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — July 29, 2014 – 4:26 pm | Israel

Yesterday At NJDC

Our phone was ringing off the hook yesterday with concerns about Secretary Kerry’s efforts in the Middle East.  As has previously been the case regarding the President and other members of his administration, these reports have turned out not to be accurate.  Yesterday, before hundreds of Jewish leaders from across the country,… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — July 29, 2014 – 9:10 am | Israel

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice to the National Jewish Leaders Assembly

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice to the National Jewish Leaders Assembly National Press Club Washington, DC Monday, July 28, 2014 As Delivered   Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you so much Bob for that incredibly generous introduction.  I also want… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — July 28, 2014 – 12:05 pm | Israel

NJDC Reaffirms Support of Israel

The National Jewish Democratic Council reaffirms its unequivocal support for Israel as the IDF attempts to secure the safety of Israeli citizens. We note with concern that the missiles that provoked Israel’s defensive actions continue to fly, in spite of the acknowledgment by Hamas of the suffering that results from… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — July 28, 2014 – 11:48 am | Barack Obama

NJDC Congratulates Rabbi David Saperstein

The National Jewish Democratic Council congratulates Rabbi David Saperstein on his nomination as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.  Rabbi Saperstein has long been the voice of human rights and the protection of faith communities for the Religious Action Center.  He is among the wisest and most respected representatives… Read More | Comments (0)

Elanna Cahn — July 28, 2014 – 10:43 am | Israel | Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Av: These Sad Days

The Jewish calendar sets aside three weeks each summer to mourn for the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem.  It’s hard to believe that we who are so far from the sacrifices and offerings that were offered there can sustain a sense of bereavement for so long. Yet anyone who… Read More | Comments (0)