Category Archive for: The Fix

Don’t believe their hype: BDS is a marginal phenomenon

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 14, 2016

JTA Op-Ed: July 13, 2016 5:36pmBy David Bernstein NEW YORK (JTA) — Ever since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In April, for example, a pro-divestment group at the University of Chicago issued a statement proclaiming that by…



Why I Don’t Call Out Israel On The Occupation

by Administrator

  • Posted on July 6, 2016

David Bernstein Special To The Jewish Week At the J Street U conference in April, student activists insisted that the Jewish establishment publicly denounce the Israeli occupation. While students at J Street U were measured in their demands, not so students from J Street U’s more uncompromising offshoot, If Not Now, which protests Jewish organizations…



What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government

by Administrator

  • Posted on June 3, 2016

What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government “I know what you’re thinking about,” said Tweedledum; “but it isn’t so, nohow.” “Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” From Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll…



Conference Call with Matthew Levitt

by Administrator

  • Posted on June 1, 2016

      JCPA Conference Call: “ISIS and the threat to Europe” with  Dr. Matthew Levitt, the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence,Wednesday April 6, 2016  



“JCPA2016” Delegates Elect Cheryl Fishbein Chair and Engage in Critical Skill Building and Policy Sessions to “Move Forward Together”

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 26, 2016

Washington, May 25, 2016 – Last week hundreds of delegates attended the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) “JCPA2016” in Cleveland Ohio. They gathered to set a vision for the future of the Jewish community relations field, study pressing policy issues, sharpen their advocacy skills, honor distinguished colleagues and leaders, and elect a new national…



Let’s move forward together

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 24, 2016

By Matthew Keller, Pittsburgh     From Krakow to Israel and then to snowy, sleeting Cleveland; it has been quite a journey for the Frank Fellows, a group of 8 young leaders from around the US. Who would have thought that the weather in Cleveland in May would be on par with Poland in January?…



The thoughtfulness of JCPA2016

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 24, 2016

  By Jamie Ratner, Indianapolis Having been involved with my local JCRC for over four years, I was honored to be part of the Lois & Larry Frank Fellowship Program through JCPA this year. The fellowship started in January and ended at JCPA2016, JCPA’s annual meeting.  Though engaged at the local level, I had little…



You Hate the Jewish Establishment But Do you Know What It Is?

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

I recently found myself in a small conference room with a number of key figures of the “American Jewish establishment.” Around the table was the chief executive of one of the major Jewish defense organizations, several high-level Federation representatives, and leaders of mainstream Israel advocacy organizations. We were not conducting a secretive strategy meeting on…



Why Dueling Camps On Israel Need Each Other

by jgilad

  • Posted on April 7, 2016

By David Bernstein New York (JP) — The discourse between Jewish groups that engage in traditional Israel advocacy and those that attempt to alter the Israeli government’s stance on peace and human rights leaves much to be desired. The toxic discord is sad because it pits Jew against Jew. It’s sad because it makes it…