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AIPAC goes back to basics

For the 18,000 Israel supporters who came to Washington this week, the AIPAC policy conference was like a family reunion or a gathering of old friends, where everyone sticks to comfortable topics and tries to avoid provoking barely concealed disagreements.

Tuesday 03/28/2017
When politics gets in the way of Jewish giving
Posted: March 28, 2017

NEW YORK — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation.

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Monday 03/27/2017
Millions of Israeli children said at risk of stunted development, possibly from desalinated water
Posted: March 27, 2017

JERUSALEM — Israel’s first-ever national survey of iodine levels in the population revealed widespread deficiencies, which could mean millions of children are at risk of stunted development.

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Thursday 03/23/2017
Israeli-American teen arrested for over 100 JCC bomb threats
Posted: March 23, 2017

JERUSALEM — An Israeli teenager who also has American citizenship was arrested on suspicion of making more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States.

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Jewish teen network donates more than $1 million
Posted: March 22, 2017

Jewish teens in a program for budding philanthropists donated more than $1 million during the 2015-16 school year, with nearly two-thirds going to Jewish organizations.

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Florida girl, 6, sends painted rocks for vandalized headstones in Jewish cemeteries
Posted: March 22, 2017

A 6-year-old Florida girl has sent hundreds of rocks that she painted to place on headstones vandalized in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia.

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Leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas left at Virginia Tech Chabad
Posted: March 22, 2017

More than 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found dropped on the front yard of the Chabad Jewish student center at Virginia Tech.

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Ohio State Hillel drops Jewish LGBT group for co-sponsoring event by pro-BDS group
Posted: March 22, 2017

Ohio State University’s Hillel cut ties with a Jewish LGBTQ student group for co-sponsoring an event organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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Netanyahu support for Trump’s wall triggers wave of online anti-Semitism in Mexico
Posted: March 22, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The support expressed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January for President Donald Trump wanting to build a wall separating the United States and Mexico has triggered an “alarming” wave of anti-Semitism online, according to an Argentine Jewish watchdog.

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