Barbara Goldberg Goldman, a member of the NJDC executive committee and chair of the NJDC Women’s Leadership Network, points out in a Washington Jewish Week opinion piece that the past year in particular has been a busy one, with NJDC garnering more than 300 pages worth of media hits across America, Europe and Israel, and we engaged in a multitude of television and radio appearances throughout America and Israel.
"As the Republican Jewish Coalition publicly ignores vile, racist and misogynist comments by GOP front-runner Donald Trump, the National Jewish Democratic Council has been out in front condemning Trump for his remarks and for his, at least initial, refusal to disavow support from the likes of David Duke and other white supremacists and — all while urging its counterparts at the RJC to do the same. RJC, however, has been silent as Trump continues his demagoguery and exploits the public’s fears to gain support for his presidential campaign. Even when Trump invoked anti-Semitic stereotypes, RJC chose to stay mum.
"Condemnations of Trump, though, are just the tip of the iceberg of NJDC’s work, as the organization continues to be a voice for America’s Democratic Jews. Unlike many organizations that focus on Israel alone, NJDC focuses on a wide range of issues.
"The past year in particular was a busy one, with NJDC garnering more than 300 pages worth of media hits across America, Europe and Israel, and we engaged in a multitude of television and radio appearances throughout America and Israel. And NJDC played a significant role in garnering support for the Iran nuclear arms agreement. Not only did the White House liaison to the Jewish community Matt Nosanchuk and journalists at the Haaretz Conference in New York single out NJDC for its work on the Iran deal, but we also received a letter from President Barack Obama thanking us for our work on the deal."
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