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Israel, UAE sign historic peace deal in White House ceremony
"And the United Arab Emirates is being signed at the White House today. Jason Isaacson. Is Papa policy and political affairs officer of the American Jewish Committee and tells 10 10 wins about the deals benefits. So for security reasons for political reasons for economic reasons for cultural exchange reasons for diminishing the level of Suspicion, antagonism, conspiracy theories, longstanding anti Semitic propaganda. That's that's riddled the region. It means real progress was a real turning of the page. Israel today will be signing two separate documents won the treaty with the U. A E and the other a declaration of intent to make peace with Bahrain. President Trump Tweeting
Nick Cannon seeking $1.5B from Viacom for ‘Wild ’n Out'
"Now let's talk about Nick Cannon Nick Cannon actually just recently did an interview. And he talked about his own routes because he is I guess Jewish as well in his family. Some routes here's what he said where my mother has been calling me every single day since this happened with so much family history. My great grandfather was a Spanish rabbi and is a Sephardi Jewish man who civil as much heat as I've been catching. From the public in the outside this home for my family in a row because I come from a black and Jewish family on my mother's side. American. Jewish Committee Online Program Advocacy Anywhere was a candy conversation with Rabbi Noam Marines and He comes from a black and Jewish family. Well in addition to all of this, McKinnon is suing Viacom for point five, billion dollars as the estimated value of while in out he according to a statement is just that simple while in up belongs to nick according to his team. The show was created by Nakano with his idea and original thought while in out has brought billions of dollars in revenue Viacom since twenty fifteen and Nick deserves in has earned everything it is worth I would I would have thought that by common CVS maybe. Would work things up. Maybe I don't know the candidates apologize he's been educating himself on Jewish coach. Or maybe you feel. Like you said. The problem. Well, we don't own our own things. Cannon. US Oh. Released a statement. He said I'm deeply saddened in a moment. So close to reconciliation that the powers that be misused an important moment for us to grow closer together and learn more about one another. Instead the moment was stolen and hijacked to make an example of an outspoken black man I will not be bullied silenced or continuously oppressed by any organization group or corporation I. AM disappointed that Viacom, does not understand respect the power of the black community.
Changing U.S. Political Landscape
"I moderate conversation between Bhatia under Sargon the opinion editor of the forward. And Seth Mandell the executive editor of The Washington Examiner magazine. The program was called the changing. Us political landscape. And what's at stake for American Jews? We are pleased to bring you some of that program now yesterday. Ajc's National Leadership Council received an exclusive briefing from Dr Land Schlieffer the CEO Regeneration Pharmaceuticals and toward the end of the call. He made the points. I hope I'm not misrepresenting. You Hear Lynn. He made the point. That PART OF WHY? America hasn't been a world leader in responding to the corona virus crisis. Far From It is because our political polarization has had almost a paralysing effect on the ability of government to address the primary and secondary issues coming from the pandemic put differently in a certain sense. Our political divide is literally making us so just to lay some groundwork I want to start by asking each of you. How did we get here? How is it that the country that dominated the last century now seems at times like it could tear itself apart by? Let's begin with you. I have a bit of a polarization. Scott's back Anna now what I mean by that is I think that when you look around at our nation more generally this polarization in fact that is so clear to us on. Twitter is so clear in Congress and in the Senate and so clear in the media actually really evaporates as soon as you get out of these sort of centers of chattering class. Political classes is just to say that the tragedy of the polarization in our nation's elites is so much greater because it truly is leaving you know our nation behind it does. We are actually much less polarized. As a nation we have ever been in our history. Polling shows that as a nation we have never been more united than we are over. The major issues at this nation was founded on and so it's deeply tragic to see them at in the media and in political classes. We are others throats really failing to represent the people that we are supposed to be representing set to you kind of agree with that formulation you WanNa take a stab at the original question or you also disagree with my premise here. I think that body is basically right. I think the problem is that there's a perception of partisanship but that perception of partisanship actually has a real effect on what's happening in what goes on and and the formation of policy and things like that you have leaders in alternative media in. Party affiliated party associated media that make a lot of noise that noise that gets picked up by the rest of us in the mainstream media and we sort of broadcast it out and it makes it look and sound like there's a real divide here but in reality on the important thing which is compliance. That divide wasn't really there. It was just an argument. We were having in public. But that's what a democracy is. We were having the argument in public. And the lockdown side. The restrictions were winning the argument and both sides more or less complied with the ramifications of that. So in some ways I do really think it's healthier than it looks but I worry that if we're formulating policy and we're having these national conversations based on the perception of division than the reality matters less than it should so we need to somehow find a way to have the leaders in Congress in media those who set the national debate reflect the same level of division or lack thereof as the general public. Were talking about the vanishing center whether it's actually vanishing kind of out in the districts or it's only vanishing maybe in the halls of Congress to set last point right that might matter more or still matter even if the back home kind of get along but if we're talking about the vanishing center the Center makes me think of consensus issues Fighting Antisemitism and supporting Israel both used to be consensus issues and I think that in some ways they're both disappearing maybe the consensus support for Israel is disappearing a little more obviously than the consensus support for fighting antisemitism. But I think you'd both agree that people are trying to instrumentalise the fight against anti-semitism in a way. That's that's really unhelpful. So Seth we'll start with you. Why are consensus issues like this disappearing the issue that I always return to as something that looks better than the American Jewish Committee is response by? Comparison is what happened with Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and on the eve of the election there was a poll that eighty seven percent of British. Jews considered him antisemitic. And I just remember thinking that that's close as a consensus as I can ever remember. I mean I think the reverse was when maybe eight Ludo mayor it had like a five percent approval rating or something. You had ninety. Five percent of Israelis agreeing wasn't a very happy moment at any time you have countries Jews almost ninety percent agreeing on something that's Unity. That's a form of office and it also means that the political ramifications were not what was important. I had people telling me. Hey look. I'm a lifelong Labour member. I'm not leaving the party but I. I am canvassing for bars.
A Closer Look at the Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus
"January and February have been full of commemorative moments for both the black and Jewish Communities. The birthday of Martin Luther King Junior the death anniversary of Anne Frank International Holocaust remembrance and Black History Month we sat down individually with three founders of the Black Jewish congressional caucus democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Democratic congresswoman. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin to discuss why the caucus exists the issues. They think it will address and why it's important for black and Jewish leaders to work together. Not Apart I I asked about the original purpose of the Black Jewish congressional caucus how that purpose has evolved since its conception and what the main issues the caucus to address we. I posed the question to chief. Founder Representative Brenda Lawrence when I went to my colleagues. And ask them if they would be interested in forming a black Jewish Caucus. Civically this administration. I have seen an uptick in divisiveness and Rachel tension and also hate crimes been reported as validated being on Increasing and we have such a strong and long history of lack American and the Jewish community coming together in those times when our country lost its way the Jewish community came to the support of the black community during the civil rights movement. We have shared experience between the Holocaust. Slavery of being people oppressed by no other reason except for who we are and We know and we feel uniquely the stereotypes in the tension that are often placed on us as black and Jewish citizens of this country. And we are here in Congress to write laws and policies to ensure quality to make sure that we're forcing the civil rights of this country and we should be having a unique conversation around this and I can tell you I was so impressed with the support and willingness in a bipartisan way to form the caucus so what are the main issues that the caucus hopes to address. Well I want to know that as we look at hate crimes and discrimination as anti Semitic. It's racist xenophobic Often go back to Martin Luther King. Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries not only to rid ourselves bandage but to make oppression of any people by others impossible so when we plan or what. Our jackets is our is that we will make sure that we are uniquely informed. We are aware of these incidents and policies and situations where we see Racism not being addressed properly or being able or being nurtured and that we can pass policies and enforce loss through our justice system to ensure we're holding true to one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all next. We asked Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz during the civil rights movement jewish-americans lent critical support to the N. Double ACP and fought alongside. Dr Martin Luther King Junior to challenge racial segregation in public accommodations and black leaders have stood with the Jewish community following the tragic shootings. At synagogues in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and POW California Joakim Prinz german-american Rabbi and refugee of Nazi. Germany represented the Jewish community as an organizer during the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. So that history is long and and significant and so the the The Black Jewish caucus is really important for us to be able to to retie those binds. And make sure that we can work on the modern day issues that are of mutual concern to both communities are purposes to assemble leaders to learn from one. Another advocate for joint concerns Regardless of party we believe And we exist because all partners are committed calling out hate and racism and discrimination anti-semitism and xenophobia whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head and you know our alliance in the Black Jewish caucus is really important so that we can work to honor and strengthen and safeguard the bond of our communities that have been developed in the struggle for equality in America. Then we asked representative Lee Zeldin. There is a need to better bridge the gap between the Jewish community and the black community and understanding a long rich history of the the black community fighting for on behalf of with the Jewish Committee and community and vice versa This isn't a new concept for us to be working closely and back in World War. Two was seven sixty first tank battalion. Bed Liberated gun skirt skin and God almost four hundred medals for their heroics their efforts and it was Jewish members who stood side by side with the black community during the civil rights push and some actually ended up giving up their lives in that fight for Justice and equality fast forward to two thousand and nineteen. This was announced in June But we were talking to each other about it for a few months leading up to that. Brenda Lawrence Really did a fantastic job taking a lead initiative. The American Jewish Committee was also influential and helpful with that. 'cause how has it evolved since then? I would say that more and more people have expressed interest in being part of it so it's become a bigger and it's allowed us to build a stronger network and we've seen a divide close But the challenges still exist and we just had a Hanukkah in two thousand nineteen that was marked by violent antisemitic attacks in and around the New York City area and some of the people who were paying attention to it saw that the individuals who are carrying out the attacks weren't neo Nazis. They weren't they weren't white supremacists. They weren't a radical Islamic extremists. And they they weren't Politically motivated it was a different dynamic than what you might have been talking about in June of two thousand nineteen You had some people who are talking about the the black Israel The Hebrew Israelite Movement But then others within that movement rejecting the acts carried out up in Munsey attacking the rabbi's home as well as attacking The the Jewish Kosher Supermarket in New Jersey. So in a way if you ask me how it evolved part of. It's been positive With all of the outreach in all of the new relationships and part of it has been an added challenge added friction as we witnessed what happened in the Hanukkah two thousand nineteen and struggling with figuring out how to as quickly as possible Deal with that next. We asked how the black community can support Jewish concerns and how the Jewish community can more forcefully advocate for African American issues. Here's what Linda Lawrence had to say. Yes the Jewish community has in the past as as you know during the civil rights movement Jewish communities one of our strongest legal and justice advocate on the judicial system but it is lifting the voice of Black America Black Lives Matter Institutional that is. Our biggest challenge institutional racism when it comes to the education when it comes to housing when it comes to the criminal justice lending voice to the black community and pointing out those things that are wrong and the black community. What we can do is make sure that we are calling out the stereotypes against the Jewish community. Then we heard from Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There is really some significant overlap that particularly with the violence and the Anti Semitism and bigotry. That is being hurled at our communities not just with these horrendous murders but with social media attacks and you know protest against our communities and discriminatory actions so we have a lot on our plate. Initially that I think are in my view important for our communities mutually and you know because the Caucasus really in its infancy as we mature and move down the road. Get to know one another issues that you know. We can be across the aisle and across our communities and the caucus focused on trying to prioritize the issues that the individual communities find important and lastly representative Lee Zeldin. Well we always spent a lot of times so far I talking about the way. The Jewish community has been targeted with not just Anti Semitic thoughts but antisemitic actions and violent and some cases of its cost people their lives. So you know the the ways for the the black community to identify what? The top issues are Right now for the Jewish community. We're seeing it. Play out really in the national news and the national debate for the Black Community The there still is racism in our country in many respects and I think that teaching tolerance and and understanding ensuring that policies aren't discriminatory that individuals have the ability to achieve the American dream and shouldn't be held back just because they might be someone of color or they might be practicing a different religion like Judaism. That discrimination racism still exists in our country. We saw it play out not too long ago on. Long Island where I'm from the first. Congressional district of New York is on the east end of Long Island There was a story that was in. Newsday was an investigative report of members of the real estate industry discriminating against people of color who were trying to find housing trying to Purchase a home to achieve the American dream. And unfortunately that's an exception and not the norm. It's rare But the response has been robust with investigations. That have been lost. launched as well as the real estate industry themselves Self policing Each Other To educate but educate each other and to push out of their industry people who are discriminating against Black individuals who are trying to own a home and then she the American dream so I would say as far as identifying some of the biggest needs right now of the black community. I would say that just like it was easy to identify anti-semitism as a top needed needs to get addressed for the Jewish community. I would say. Racism is something that's very prevalent and still needs to be addressed absolutely with regards to the black community next. We asked what issues of mutual concern? The caucus can address. Here's what Brenda Lawrence had to say. I think it's extremely important. That the black and Jewish community allow the history of oppression for either of our people to be forgotten. You know there's some people who like to say the Holocaust didn't happen. There are people who say You know black people so each other to slavery. So what's the big deal? We cannot allow the history that as horrific as it is to be forgotten. And that's something else that I think that we uniquely can do as citizens of this country and as survivor and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Right now we have a really significant challenge around white supremacy and the rise of white supremacists in United States white supremacist increasingly targeted and killed large groups of people in recent years because of their race or religion in the United States in Twenty fifteen we had nine African Americans who were murdered murdered by a gunman whose name I won't mention at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Mother Emmanuel in Charleston South Carolina. Because and this is quoting the murderer. He knew that it would be a place to get a small amount of black people in one area. You had Robert Bowers. Last year yelled antisemitic. Slurs before he opened fire and killed eleven worshippers at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and that was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community. American history you've had attacks on mosques where insecurity has had to be increased after fifty one people were massacred to mosques in New Zealand. So we have a very current urgent challenge with bigotry. Anti-semitism white supremacists who are engaging in in deadly violence and so that's at the security and houses of fighting. Anti Semitism and bigotry is Is really the top of our current list of issue the very tragic areas of mutual concern for for both communities and and I would also add Particularly because most of these crimes perpetrated with guns the Jewish community in the African American community have have really come together around making sure that we can close all the loopholes that allow people who shouldn't have a gun under federal law here in the US be able to get them Now that issue is unfortunately not bipartisan. I was just getting ready to say. That's gotta be bipartisan. doesn't mean that That the hawks On Black Jewish relations can't take it on
Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz
"A delegation of Muslim religious leaders twenty five of them from two dozen countries says visited Auschwitz along with members of an American Jewish group organizers say it's the most senior Islamic leadership delegation ever to visit the site of a **** death camp children of Holocaust survivors were among the members of the American Jewish committee who
Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz
"Well delegation of Muslim religious leaders twenty five of them from two dozen countries is visited Auschwitz along with members of an American Jewish group organizer say it's the most senior Islamic leadership delegation ever to visit the site of a **** death camp children of Holocaust survivors were among the members of the American Jewish committee to
Jewish Solidarity March to Cross Brooklyn Bridge Sunday
"Hate hate no no fear fear that that is is the the name name of of today's today's March March in in the the city city of of thousands thousands of of people people from from Jewish Jewish groups groups and and their their allies allies come come out in the wake of recent anti semitic incidents David Harris is the CEO of the American Jewish committee he tells ten ten wins this is important several organizations got together and said that it's time for us to show our solidarity and support for one another in the Jewish community and and more broadly with all people of good will and so will we collectively organize this March the event starts at eleven AM in Foley square goes across the Brooklyn Bridge an instant hadn't plaza now comes one day after merit of law's you talked about anti semitism in Upper West Side synagogues saying it's important to properly educate young people and promising to keep increase security in Jewish neighborhoods the department of homeland security's working on new measures to in the wake of the stabbing a Hanukkah celebration in Muncie CNN's as acting secretary Chad will direct the agencies to review plans and come up with recommendations within two
"american jewish committee" Discussed on KOMO
"We as a community have to be extremely vigilant because she and other Jewish leaders in Seattle put it this anti semitic violence doesn't seem to be slowing down it would be Erekle as if it never happened again it's rising and it's a real it's and it's a very dangerous issue and it's spreading rapidly Gina Friedland is the executive director of the American Jewish committee Seattle chapter she says these types of attacks made security a Jewish events of must whenever we have a crowd gathered in you have to have security you can't just have it and that that might be considered free you have to provide armed security to her it seems like these incidents become white noise until it's too late very disturbing but it's like you want to just scream and shake people wake up well she says it's tragic more people are getting hurt from both she and Greer security isn't the only thing that changes when horrific incidents happen within the Jewish community there must be follow through this and there has to be serious consequences to these actions want to be able to go to our houses of worship and feel comfortable and confident in Seattle the pop up come on who's in in response to the incident in New York Seattle mayor Jenny jerking tweeted out across our country we're continuing to see horrific anti semitic attacks on the Jewish community no one should be afraid to celebrate a tender service or thrive in our community based on their religious identity there is no place for this kind of hate in America and governor Jay Inslee said the anti semitic attack in New York during a Hanukkah celebration is horrifying and deeply troubling all of us must cost must continue to push back against hatred and fear in spite of the darkness people the Jewish faith will like the final Hanukkah candle tonight we stand with you commoners time is seven thirty.
Rudy Giuliani: 'I'm more of a Jew' than George Soros, a Holocaust survivor
"Mayor Rudy Giuliani is under fire after saying billionaire and Holocaust survivor George Soros is hardly a Jew Mike Bowers reports president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani claims in a new interview the George Soros placed and controlled for ambassadors in Ukraine and opposing the billionaire does not make him anti semitic the Catholic ex mayor said I'm more of a Jew than Soros's adding he doesn't belong to a synagogue he doesn't support Israel he's an enemy of Israel the American Jewish committee push back against Giuliani's comments as well saying no matter you're not more of a Jew than Soros they tweeted you're entitled to your views and announcing his but it's offensive to deny anyone's faith and worse to endorse classically anti semitic conspiracy
Giuliani says he's "more of a Jew" than George Soros
"Former New York mayor Rudy guiliani is saying Jewish billionaire and Holocaust survivor George Soros is hardly a Jew president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani claims in a new interview the George Soros placed and controlled for ambassadors in Ukraine and opposing the billionaire does not make him anti semitic the Catholic ex mayor said I'm more of a Jew than Soros's adding he doesn't belong to a synagogue he doesn't support Israel he's an enemy of Israel the American Jewish committee push back against Giuliani's comments as well saying no matter you're not more of a Jew than Soros they tweeted you're entitled to your views and announcing his but it's offensive to deny anyone's faith and worse to endorse classically anti semitic conspiracy theories Mike Bauer for seven ten W. will
Trump doubles down on his comments about Jewish Americans
"Time president trump is standing by his comments that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are disloyal Mr trump says the Democratic Party is hostile to Israel and that he's done a lot for the country and David Harris is the CEO of the non partisan American Jewish committee says Mr trump is bringing back old stereo types about American Jews having divided loyalties resident whether he knows it or not is evoking very toxic themes and re opening a very dark history where Jews were often accused of being disloyal to the country where they live and his charges of disloyalty of against Jews who vote Democrat has had a sensitive nerve for many people in Israel as that's language that's led to the persecution of Jewish people for centuries ABC store Donna Miller's in Jerusalem and she reports few in that country are rushing to defend Mr trump contrary to the president's re tweets few here in Israel are professing their love her crowning him king trump after accused Jews who vote democratic of being disloyal to Israel and the Jewish people at best there is silence at worst condemnation prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government too often praised and defend trump are not saying a word but in the Israeli press summer accusing trump of being anti somatic ignorant and dangerous for peddling in Jewish tropes for partisan political
Trump doubles down on his comments about Jewish Americans
"President trump standing by his comments that Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal Mr trump says the Democratic Party is hostile to Israel and that he's done a lot for Israel David Harris is the CEO of the non partisan American Jewish committee it says Mr trump is bringing back old stereotypes about American Jews having divided loyalties president whether he knows it or not is evoking very toxic themes and re opening a very dark history where Jews were often accused of being disloyal to the country where they live says Mr trump's comments invoke old stereo types again that American Jews have to find it
"american jewish committee" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Dent in valley parking a wide release Paul Kurtz spoke to a supervisor who has watched the steady decline in customer five years ago his company was handling about four hundred cars a night outside some twenty center city restaurants those days are long gone says the supervisor who asked not to be named today after the prevalence of uber and lift have risen I can expect about a hundred twenty five restaurant valet parking is being squeezed out by the much cheaper ride hailing service's you pull up and it's a flat twenty one dollars for parking and berry war from my house in north Philadelphia is a solid fifteen minute drive is going to cost me seven industry experts say parking companies nationwide are trying to avoid a similar hit by offering apps that allow drivers to track and pay for open parking spots on their phones meanwhile the LA services aren't giving up they're attempting to create new revenue streams car dealerships in which the workers shuttle vehicles to customer service and maintain the inventory on the lights I'm Paul Kurtz Kay what about you news radio a political story could have major implications the move engineered by president from members of our own Congress from visiting the Palestinian community near Israel it is potentially dangerous for the Jewish state says a wide W. special contributor Larry Kane in this commentary the present is involved in another Porter controversy of sorts he asked Israeli prime minister Netanyahu to prevent the first two Muslim women in Congress from arriving in Israel to visit the Palestinian leadership the prime minister agreed then offered to allow one of the lawmakers Rasheeda to leave to visit family now she's decline the unusual move up the US president asking foreign government to take action against two members of our Congress as routes some leaders of the US Jewish community eight pack the fame the respect and love he is against the move so the American Jewish committee and other groups they do not speak for all of Americans who were Jewish they are politically powerful the two congresswomen are there should have to leave and ill Han Omar who recently had to apologize for any semitic statements the story is important because there are national security complications the Congress decades long supported Israel has been challenged and our nation sure support of Israel are concerned about the future the decision could impact twenty twenty one major community leader who prefers to remain anonymous from our area told us quote this is a blatant attempt by the president to divide Americans Jewish voters you haven't heard the last of the store Larry Kane KYW news radio a Philadelphia high school is pioneering coursing green energy the story from K. one of these Mike denardo the city and school district have selected Frankford high to host what they say is the nation's first course in solar energy the three year course of study would begin for sophomores a year from now Frankford principal Michael Calderone says students can continue their solar studies in college or move directly into a career they want to be a part of the solution and leave the world a better place and they sound this program absolutely provide my students who have frequently been underserved oftentimes marginalized the opportunity to do just that the course is being developed with the Philadelphia energy authority which runs a separate solar installation training program for high schoolers eighteen year old Caleb brown was at Friday's graduation ceremony at city hall from this program you're leaving to become like Christian architects engineers and no solar installers of course the energy authority is working with the district.
"american jewish committee" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"It was provided by the times new service and syndicate which has since deleted it. And then. What kind of dog does Netanyahu? I think he was a I got the impression. It was a dachshund oxen. I don't know why. Because you know, why they're called hotdogs, right? The hot dog dogs. The dachshunds a Hebrew national though. Just say to keep. When I really got full. But but yes, so Netanyahu was Doug in a leash. Oh by the president. And then, but it looked like he was leaving the president and the anti Semites commonly compared Jewish people the dogs or pigs. That's where the -fensive part came in right now. I'm getting I mean, you know. Yeah. Yeah. See it that way either. I just saw that many blind people were offended. The ones that will cause the problems. How would they know they couldn't really see the cards boy his two in a row? Netanyahu's likeness included, the star of David and Trump is shown wearing a skull skullcap, aka yarmulkes and sunglasses as if he were blind. So the papers missed up sparked outrage among Jewish advocates meant even pointed to the documented rising that they semitism and hey crunch on the country like anything that anything that hearkens any sort of controversy around us. You may want to stay away from for a while. You know, what I mean just kind of back off a little bit. You only couple years after Charlottesville, and that was just mentioned with the Joe Biden, you know video. So what does the New York Times do they just go? Let's put it on a leash. Well, now, my understanding that this cartoon did not appear in domestic issues of the paper international or was it? So it was everywhere. Yeah. National addition of Saturday's, oh, I actually makes it kinda worse. I guess. Yeah. Is over there in Israel is not. So the American Jewish Committee and advocacy advocacy organization said on Twitter apology, not accepted. The group called the cartoon that naked anti-semitism. Well, I didn't see by naked in that. I just thank God. Maybe Netanyahu has pants on the dog. Barsky radio on news talk. Eight.
Pope hails 'irreplaceable contribution' of women
"Washington? Pope Francis is hailing women as peacemakers on this International Women's Day Francis, marked Women's Day by hailing the irreplaceable contribution of women to fostering peace. He made the comments Friday and a meeting with the American Jewish Committee. Francis has vowed to give more decision making roles to women in the Catholic church where the priesthood and therefore the highest ranks of authority are reserved to men. Some feminists have bristled at Francis has frequent use of the term feminine genius. And his focus
"american jewish committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In the stock market last month is leaving many worried about what comes next and the final debate of the race for New York. Governor was last night, but missing the incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo. It's Friday November second and this is morning edition on WNYC. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine Herbst. Nearly a week after a gunman attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue killing eleven people. The American Jewish Committee is launching a national campaign to fill synagogues around the country this weekend NPR's Windsor. Johnston has more the show up for Chabad campaign is aimed at filling synagogues for Friday night and Saturday morning services with people of all faiths, David Harris. CEO of the American Jewish Committee says it's an opportunity to send a message of solidarity. We've learned for many years of experience. This is the time to show resilience not fear. The heaters want us to hide this is the time for us to show that we're strong. We're unafraid we're resilient, and we're United synagogues are expecting an influx of attendees at services across the nation and around the world Chabad, which is Hebrew for the Sabbath is Judaism's traditional day arrest. And is observed Friday evening to Saturday night wins. Johnston. NPR news, President Trump held a rally in Columbia, Missouri, Thursday and arcing Josh Holly, Republican hoping to one democrat Claire mccaskill in the US Senate for member station K B, I A medicine county reports the largest group of Trump's opponents chosen offsite. Location to protest Trump's rally took part at the Columbia regional airport, which is in a rural area of mid Missouri. Many demonstrators gathered at what they called rally for sanity about ten miles away in downtown Columbia Boone county is one of few in the state that voted for Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen. Bob Swope was one of many demonstrators unimpressed by the president's. Visit people don't want what he's selling. But it energizes a certain percentage, and there's a certain percentage that aren't involved. These two forces are gonna meet in the ballot box. And that's what counts more than anything. Trump will visit Missouri again Monday for another event in support of Holly for NPR news, Madison County in Columbia, Missouri in Boston closing arguments. Begin today in the trial alleging discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process. The group students for fair admissions says the school holds Asian American applicants to a higher standard and discriminates against them by assigning them a personal rating max Larkin from member station. WVU are tells NPR's morning edition waited admissions standards are central to the way most colleges do admissions in this country. Even though it is controversial admissions officers are saying they generally want. Excellent students across the board for the most part. But after that, they want a little bit of everything they described this system of tips. They call them sort of little admissions advantages based on students identities and life experiences. They do give tips to black and Hispanic students. But they also give them to excellent athletes to people from rural backgrounds from low income neighborhoods and to the children of Harvard alumni controversially max Larkin reporting once the judge rules on the case decide that loses is expected to appeal. You're listening to NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. Seven thousand four sixty eight degrees, overcast right now with showers and thunderstorms possible later today into tonight and tomorrow, prosecutors say they will ask today the man that the man accused of sending pipebombs two prominent Democrats and opponents of President Trump he held in custody until his trial a bail hearing was scheduled for fifty six year old Caesar's CEO can federal prosecutors plan to cite the magnitude of the charges and the strong evidence against him in arguing against his release. None of the bombs exploded. New Yorkers of all faiths are getting ready to attend Chabad services this weekend. The social media hashtag show up for Chabad calling Jewish and non-jewish people to attend the gatherings of prayer and food following the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last week Sabina, Raymond is a Muslim author and interfaith activists. She says this is a time for religious communities to come together. I cannot distance myself from it because my Jewish friends and sisters and brothers in person in see Teich called them. Cousins are hurting in our skit Raymond says when Muslims in New York had been targeted with hate crime. She seen members of the Jewish community showed their support. Now. She says it's her turn she and her husband planned to split up to attend Chabad services. All over the city, the final debate of the two thousand eighteen New York governor's race was held last night in Albany and his Karen DeWitt reports solid candidate showed up except governor Cuomo the candidates Republican Mark Mullen narrow green party candidate. Howie Hawkins the libertarian party's Larry Sharpe and independent. Stephanie miner described how they would handle issues including economic development, schools, taxes, sexual harassment and gun control. The candidates criticized the incumbent governors policies, but it was Hawkins. So use the strongest terms to describe the governor's absence. Shame on Andrew Cuomo for not coming here. Yeah. Cuomo's campaign says the governor will spend the rest of the time until November sixth talking directly devoted though. Not in a debate forum. The city of Newark is facing questions about lead in the water may arise. Baraka says part of the problem was with privately owned service lines, but star ledger reporter carrying Ye says another factor recently came to light this month, the city acknowledged that. There's also a problem with how they're treating the water. And when you have highly corrosive water at exacerbates, the problem, right?.
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"Murders? I sit down in a Paris cafe with Simone Rodin, Ben zaken. The director of the American Jewish Committee offices in Europe. She says in her view, there are three kinds of anti-semitism from the far right from the far left and from radical Islamists. They're similar. She says because their hatred is based on the same stereotypes about Jews. But she says knowing their differences matters. If you want to solve the problem, you obviously have to understand where he's coming from France beefed up security around French synagogues after the Pittsburgh attack since the two thousand fifteen terrorist attacks, it is common to see soldiers outside of Jewish schools and houses of worship. If you the most as you saw the Ryan minister Edwardsville even told parliament this week Beth authorities must let nothing slipped by including verbal anonymous threats on social media. His comments highlight one of the big differences between Europe and the US says Jewish student unions goes long, we have to renew Rupp of disaster of genocide, and we know that twenty people on the internet, sprayed aid speech, it's necessarily have consequences for people in real life in Europe free speech stops at what is known as hate speech where making threats against a specific group or minority is illegal goes loans organization took Twitter to court and won forcing it to remove the hashtag a good Jew after it attracted, very lightly. Antisemitic comments more recently, he says they got apple and Google to remove an app created by far. Right. French Swiss extremist that was being used. Spread conspiracy theories and antisemitic propaganda. Rodin bins Aachen says she believes the US has to now ask itself,.
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"With Simone Rodin, Ben zaken. The director of the American Jewish Committee offices in Europe. She says in her view, there are three kinds of anti-semitism from the far right from the far left and from radical Islamists. They're similar. She says because their hatred is based on the same stereotypes about Jews. But she says knowing their differences matters. If you want to solve the problem, you obviously have to understand where it's coming from France beefed up security around French synagogues after the Pittsburgh attack since the two thousand fifteen terrorist attacks, it is common to see soldiers outside of Jewish schools and houses of worship. If you the most as you saw the rhyme minister Edward Finnegan told parliament this week better thorns must let nothing slipped by including verbal anonymous threats on social media. His comments highlight one of the big differences between Europe, and the US says Jewish student unions goes along we have and she's to renew rubbed of disaster of June side, and we know that when you go on the internet sprays hate speech eats necessarily have consequences for people in real life in Europe free speech stops at what is known as hate speech where making threats against a specific group or minority is illegal goes, Lonzo organization took Twitter to court and won forcing it to remove the hashtag a good Jew after it attracted, very lightly. Anti semitic. Comments more recently. He says they got apple and Google to remove an app created by a far-right French Swiss extremist that was being used to spray. Red conspiracy theories and antisemitic propaganda road down. Ben zaken says she believes the US has to now ask itself, whether the freedom of speech, it is trying to protect is turning.
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"San magnify WBZ news time to thirty-six the Dan accused of gunning down eleven people at a Pittsburgh synagogue was arraigned a day after a grand jury issued a forty four count indictment against him charges Robert Bowers with murder hate crimes and obstructing the practice of religion K de que. A reporter Shelby Cassesse who was in the courtroom said that Bowers did not seem particularly ruffled by the charges against him. Personally. He didn't seem all that nervous. He didn't seem upset the only answered yes. To a couple of. Yes. Or no questions and the tone in his voice was not remorseful in my opinion. He said, yes. Yes. That was the Tony us didn't seem like the tone of someone that was in great distress. As members of Pittsburgh Jewish community continue to mourn, the eleven killed out the tree of life synagogue. There's a new rallying cry for the rest of the nation hashtag show up for Chabad. The campaign created by the American Jewish Committee aims to get people of all faiths to flock to synagogues this Friday and Saturday in a show of support and unity for Jews on the Jewish Sabbath. And for those killed in. Pittsburgh, David Harris is the CEO of American Jewish Committee. We're not gonna remain silent. We're not stayed home. We're not going to be afraid. Let's all go to a synagogue this this weekend as an expression of solidarity. And let's stand together as a nation. WBZ news time to thirty-seven up next. We'll check Bloomberg business. This is Dan Rae with another prolotherapy success story..
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"The the collapse of the peace process and the eruption of antisemitic incidents but they had no common definition across borders they had no capacity to really tell people on the ground what to look for so that was how the definition was drafted it was never drafted with the intention of chilling speech on american college campuses and when i saw that starting to be how is abused back in two thousand ten i started speaking out about it now you say abused the we just got done speaking to michael lieberman of the ad l who says that there is no such chilling that this language happened to be useful for giving investigators a notion of when on campus harassment or worse rises to the level of government investigation the irony is that when i was at the american jewish committee i was complaining to in a title six case that was about anti semitic harassment of jewish students at a high school it had nothing to do with israel but nobody ever said we needed a definition of anti semitism what happened was that starting in two thousand and ten you started having jewish groups on the right of the spectrum that decided to marry the definition with title six and they were focusing on complaints that talked about what they perceived to be anti israel student activism what people were teaching in classes and put forward title six cases when they lost those cases then they tried to get the university of california system to adopt the definition and when that failed the now trying to get congress to adopt it and some of the material that was used back in two thousand sixteen when this was first proposed to the senate jewish students aren't being protected like other students and they gave examples of things that we're chilling speech what a professor was punished for saying something anti gay and fired one of film the american sniper was perceived as anti muslim and not allowed to be shown rather than saying these examples are ones that show violation of free speech and academic freedom they said protect us from things we don't like to hear too and the irony is that a college campus ought to be the location to really dig down deeply into the complexities of the israeli palestinian conflict to have everything on the table under the rubric of.
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"Collapse of the peace process and the eruption of anti semitic incidents but they had no common definition across borders they had no capacity to really tell people on the ground what to look for so that was how the definition was drafted it was never drafted with the intention of chilling speech on american college campuses and when i saw that starting to be how is abused back in two thousand and ten i started speaking out about it now you say abused the we just got done speaking to michael lieberman of the dl who says that there is no such chilling that this language happened to be useful for giving investigators a notion of when on campus harassment or worse rises to the level of government investigation the irony is that when i was at the american jewish committee i was complaining to in a title six case that was about anti semitic harassment of jewish students at a high school it had nothing to do with israel but nobody ever said we needed a definition of anti what happened was that starting in two thousand and ten he started having jewish groups on the right of the spectrum that decided to marry the definition with title six and they were focusing on complaints that talked about what they perceived to be anti israel student activism what people were teaching in classes and put forward title six cases when they lost those cases then they tried to get the university of california system to adopt the definition and when that failed the now trying to get congress to adopt it and some of the material that was used back in two thousand sixteen when this was first proposed to the senate jewish students aren't being protected like other students and they gave examples of things that were chilling speech what a professor was punished for saying something anti gay and fired one of film the american sniper was perceived as anti muslim and not allowed to be shown rather than saying these examples are ones that show violation of free speech and academic freedom they said protect us from things we don't like to hear too and the irony is that a college campus ought to be the location to really dig down deeply into the complexities of the israeli palestinian conflict to have everything on the table under the rubric of.
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"The us ally that put jordan and his part time job giving legal advice to inmates in a predicament he's an advocate for palestinian rights and an end to israeli settlements my main focus is i'm boycotting the companies that are profiting from the occupation on the west bank so he sued the state arguing the law infringes on his free speech basically signing a political litmus test for a government contract is a violation of the constitution and i just felt like i had to put my foot down giordano's is represented by the american civil liberties union of arizona kathy brodie is his attorney this law in arizona is part of a nationwide assault on the first amendment trying to suppress one side of a public debate in recent years many states have passed laws like arizona's in response to the spread of a prominent pro palestinian movement known as kat divestment and sanctions or es brody says the aclu isn't taking a stance on that movement but rather what it represents our supreme court has recognized that political boycotts are a form of protected speech he says that goes back to one thousand nine hundred eighty civil rights case when the court ruled a boycott of white owned businesses in the south was protected by the first amendment but mark stern with the american jewish committee says that compare persson doesn't hold up when it comes to giordano's boycott because public money is at stake we spoke via skype the state is entitled to say you can do that to your heart's content but not on our dime attorneys for the state agreed and say the law is also designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of national origin true and sign is with the arizona attorney general's office anti discrimination laws have been widely in almost uniformly upheld against i madman challenges prohibiting discrimination is one of the highest interests of any government this case could clarify how to balance free speech and antidiscrimination in these boycott laws says david trout of the.
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"That way more than the average american jew who might be embitterment at best about the occupation and the growing orthodoxisation there and netanyahu and things like that steve bannon talks about protecting judeo christian western culture what do you make of that well i in the book i talk about tribalist versus eater nationalist jewelry and it's not necessarily liberal versus conservative it's internationalists vs tribalist the tribal lists are most focused on israel on ju on on judaism as its own contained entity where the internationalist see judaism flourishing in a world where boundaries are are less defined and where tribalism an and nationalism are weaker because i would argue that in general the jewish culture sufferers during nationalist waves and we are in a nationalist wave nazi in oceanside you're on wnyc hi nancy hi hello there i just wanted to say that it bothers me when the author said that israel was the lowest common denominator it's not the lowest common denominator is succumbing to nominate her okay i i can see it is a common denominator it just happens to be the denominator that all these organizations agree on they they if j street wants to raise money to defend israel in its way and the american jewish committee are apec wants to defend it's a judaism sorry israel in its way that is the common denominator there aren't many other things that they agree on yes but lowest gives it a very offensive town so i don't i i have to say i really did not like that term it was not to be offensive it was simply mathematical thank you for your call yes.
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"Its ties to white nationalism because the administration is seen as pro israel would you elaborate on that thought i actually devoted an entire chapter to what i call the israel obsession and it will be very very unpopular among american jews my view is that jews in the united states have become singularly obsessed with the jewish state jews we love to argue we love to argue with each other we have jay street now we have apec we have the american jewish committee we have the new israel fund they sit and they argue about israel they don't it's remarkable how american jewelry has lost sight of what's happening actually in the united states and i would argue that the reason that many american jews myself included were so taken aback by the sudden what looked like the sudden emergence of the outright was because all we're sitting around doing is arguing over israel and i think that there was a lot of willful blindness to the white nationalist sentiments in the trump in the trump campaign because of all he said about israel all right let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more if you're just joining us my guest this jonathan weissman he's the author of the new book semitism being jewish in america in the age of trump he's also a deputy washington editor at the new york times where he formerly covered congress will.
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"Eight campaign promise to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital can move emphasising there should many one credit he had kicked off the streets clinched us all keeping a chance to that he deserves to be impeached for keeping okay well when you get the shooting they ought to be cap it will mark or how he was treated to keep your campaign quashed yeah look i didn't vote for whom i got a political settlement her on the school with democrats i recognising white illitch white woman whether it's gunboat democratic republic out i working hours walk and what obama gear schenker schick he was josh wrong and you know exacerbating is a you know certainly a lot of other people on have refused to give donald trump betty credit for this and instead have lambasted including some major jewish organizations but i'm not really surprised they went out in the uk on major one minor uh there were four although it's a future uh oganisation its leadership doesn't represent it's wild can file uh we're not consulted uh uh about issues like this but we will ship which is way way way to the left the ship uh took a position against the conservative leaders getting off the american jewish committee not most patients were her supporter who asylum but they certainly i am i not friendly tiller it said donald trump and his administration which i finally adding the well you know uh of every democrat uh on on that be friendly egypt recognize wendy either way thing uh you know what if somebody wants told me when you're flying in the airplane joyce rooting for the pilot mice i'll and he's the privy won't gauge you know i i wanted to do good thing i strongly oppose use telling tax bill uh i opposed to uh uh ban on uh the seventy countries are closes games on abortion and gay marriage and gates oh i stick the mighty issues as your hair close use on gun control but when he.
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"American jewish treat on this issue how which is an issue that we as american jews have to think very seriously about for the overwhelming majority of israeli jews are extremely excited about this for them the state of israel has always had a druze lim as its capital and it simply been a gap between the state of israel's perception of its capital in the international community's recognition uh for american jews however who as you said at the outset overwhelmingly voted for hillary clinton can who fear what this will do for the region their scepticism both because it's this president because of the timing of this announcement and because of the fear that this becomes an obstacle to the peace process rather than advancing it from what i have heard a by and large are concerned about the timing of this announcement and what it forces us to do is to take a step back and ask what does it mean to be as ionised and what does it mean to be proisrael when the american jewish community and israeli jewish community are actually not on the same page on this what you know to that end if it occurs there fifty four percent of orthodox jew said that they voted for donald trump according to a poll by the american jewish committee why does there seem to be this divide between orthodox jews and everybody else what i see in terms of worth it arc's attachments to israel is a much closer relationship between religious zionist ideology that understands the state of israel as the fulfillment of longstanding theological dreams and as a result uh you see in the orthodox community allow more of what you might call the fullthroated support for the government and policies of the state of israel regardless of whether they happen to be whereas there among liberal jews in america politically and and denomination only a different calculus you might say about what's good for israel what's good for israelis and palestinians and what's good for us as americans i think what's most complicated about all of this is that often times when american jews are taking positions on israel or debating with each other about israel sometimes we seem to be talking about actual israel and oftentimes we're talking about israel as a kind of proxy i density and so the gaps between what is release thank and would american jews think about israel become really pronounced out to.
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"Off all items in the my pillow website doggy beds doggy pillows check it out my pillowcom you can't go wrong with my pillow krakow on boy o'hare now thing in this is it is there e with dan the easy wbz newsradio 1030 our guest in studio is a jerry likened he's a regional director the american jewish committee okay so jerry let me play devil's advocate for second here um and i support the trump administration decision you know properly that uh but there are those are going to argue well you know this jerusalem is a city where were the three major faiths in the world have a reason in beliefs that their religion i had relationship i was disappointed frankly to see my pope pope francis a criticising the decision um and gan i know that that he represents a christianity and many palestinians a christian i understand that but i was disappointed nonetheless the same time how do we placate the concerns of other major religions who do feel a connection with this out this great historical city is an important question and i think fit the rights and interests of other religious faiths this really important have been it's important to appreciate first of all historically there was not religious freedom for everybody uh until israel became the juice them became part of israel um be since israel has been a a president these israel was formed israel protects the religious right the religious freedom and freedom of expression of all faiths um in the area of the old city where the a dome of the rock is loaded the locks on mask and the church of the holy sepulcher um is an area which has more concentrations uh square mile area has more concentrations of synagogues mosques and churches than any place in the world and everybody goes and they they practise their faith and nobody sank to them you can't do this you can't do that you can camp practice in what part of jerusalem is an a in the the old city oltcit all that area which is neither west or east uh it it east it is he in its it'll be east in in the sense.
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"Follow our to make sure that the holiday party works well for you and not badly we're going to get to that in a moment coming up at nine o'clock we'll have paul gustis in uh in studio he's been here many times before he's a certified clinical hypnotherapist a he normally brings a patient or two with him who had been um bennett who have benefited from a hypnotherapy uh will up we'll talk to him coming up at ten o'clock tonight going to talk about the president's decision yesterday to move the us embassy to a from tel aviv to jerusalem and to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel only talking with uh robert hall pick at this named for correctly likened uh he's the new england regional director for the american jewish committee and we'll talk about that but first up ever surprise guest in studio a friend of many years i can't tell you how many years uh dr el franchi a and you know him as north suburban uh orthopaedics and of course also prollo therapy an el called me a day or so ago and said hey g elected just stop in in and say aloni situa come on in and the first of all l thank you from so much for supporting night side uh with uh with your prollo therapy treatments uh you've better friend and you've been a supported this program for many many years ice will say thanks very much and i know that has been a lot of people who have been helped by promo therapy thank it's a pleasure to be here and i also notice uh and you stunned me when you pulled out a cheque to support the shadow fund uh i'm not gonna say how much it is because all your friends are going to.
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"Dole so it's not exact quote it was something to that effect so so now that the letter has been made public and senators have had a chance to review it i presume that a number of them are are going to go back of their support for it ben carson is is is the author of of the legislation and the way that it's written it up if you read the bill itself the penalties are mentioned you have to reference an underlying stature that it amends and then once you get the underlying statue than you see the the milliondollar fine and the and the 20year prison sentence which says because you've brought that underlying statute into play that that criminal statute could be brought in by by a judge prosecutor so can you talk about if they are not exactly sure what this bill is why so many have supported it i wanna turn to senate minority leader chuck schumer at the american jewish uh at the american at at the at the apec meeting but sometimes antisemitism is cloaked and by certain movements that profess nobody's but suspiciously hold israel and by extension the jewish people to different standard than others there is no greater example than this insidious effort to harm the jewish the than through the boycotts the vis and sanctions the global bds movement is deeply deeply biased campaign aimed at delegitimizing the jewish state and its supporters sometimes wittingly sometimes unwittingly but all of them practice a modern form of antisemitism and we have to call them out for them oh uh that was chuck schumer speaking at the american jewish committee is global forum in june ryan grim right one reason this bill may not have been read as closely as it would have otherwise is that it has become a proxy for your opposition to be the so if if you're not on this bill then you can be accused by apec supporters of of supporting bds if you're not with us you're against us the the irony here is that it doesn't criminalize all boycott of israel so if you are a neo nazi group and you are driven by explicit antisemitism and you call for a boycott of israel you would not fall under this statute only if you're supporting bds through the eu or through through the un from a pro palestinian perspective would you would the precise same action then be criminalised and for the aclu that is the the the definition.