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Rabbis Kenneth Hain of Congregation Beth Shalom in Lawrence and Hershel Billet of the Young Israel of Woodmere want 1,000 Five Towners at #AIPAC's March conference in Washington. Watch the video. more
The art classes at S.K.A. and HAFTR were all filled with student-made banners portraying Israeli flags, kippot and themes of every respective yeshiva. As New York City prepares for the festivities celebrating Israel’s independence, Long Islanders are gearing up for a day of great tribute and emotion. more
In perhaps the most widely debated address ever given by a foreign leader to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described a “fateful crossroads” on the Iranian nuclear … more
With all of the uncertainty surrounding Israel, the Middle East and Iran, suggesting the true takeaways from this year’s very well attended policy conference that AIPAC hosted in Washington last week may be difficult. AIPAC had to show its 14,000 guests that it was still relevant and necessary for Israel’s future. more
It was supposed to be a weekend of conflict between the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel; it didn’t happen. Instead, we saw a President desperately trying to hold on to the Jewish vote--perhaps too hard. more
I was disappointed with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference this year. I felt that it was bland, packed with … more
I just returned from Washington, having attended my first AIPAC Policy Conference. This year’s event was the largest yet, with 10,000 delegates participating. I was incredibly proud to be one of these delegates, and overwhelmed by the strength and diversity of the pro-Israel movement. Among the attendees were Jews and non-Jews, both religious and secular, African Americans and Latinos, students and professionals, all there for one reason – to support Israel and keep her safe. more
Fourteen of the 3,000 students attending AIPAC’s 2015 Policy conference in Washington this week hail from Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls of the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach. It was an … more
Iran’s nuclear threat was the main topic at the America Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington, DC, this weekend. Two options for blunting it were debated — strong sanctions against Iran or congressional legislation authorizing American military action. Eli Hertz, a member of the Executive Council of AIPAC for 25 years, more
More than 18,000 supporters of Israel, from nearly every political, geographic and religious orientation, ascended on Washington this week for the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee … more
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