Excerpts of Chairman Dean’s Remarks Before Jewish Council for Public Affairs

February 28, 2006 at 6:16 pm | Posted in Other | Leave a comment

(JCPA) Today in a speech before the Annual Conference of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean detailed the weakness of the Republican party on matters of national defense, and forcefully detailed why Democrats are stronger in keeping America safe. Dean also discussed what the Democratic National Committee is doing to get democrats elected all across the country in order to restore honest leadership and open government, and contrasted the Democratic Party’s positive agenda for America with the Republican Culture of Corruption and the Bush Administration’s failed leadership.

Below are excerpts from Chairman Dean’s speech:
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Georgetown Hosts Israel Divestment Forum

February 23, 2006 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Divestment | Leave a comment

(Baltimore Jewish Times) Speakers at the Palestine Solidarity Movement conference, held at Georgetown University, exhorted anti-Israel activists to enlist Jews in the effort to divest from Israel.

Read more at http://www.jewishtimes.com/News/5428.stm

Why the GOP Can’t Convert the Jewish Vote

February 23, 2006 at 1:21 pm | Posted in Church and State, political parties | Leave a comment

(Forward) American Jews should not be surprised by the political divorce between televangelist Pat Robertson and his supporters in Israel. Even as President Bush courted the Jewish vote in 2004, Jews remained loyal to the Democratic Party, to a large degree out of fear of the religious right.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7401

Jewish, Catholic Leaders Plan Muslim Dialogue

February 23, 2006 at 1:19 pm | Posted in Other | Leave a comment

(Forward) Seeking to build on the success of their own longstanding dialogue, Jewish and Catholic leaders have held several discussions in recent weeks about launching more intensive interfaith talks with Muslims.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7397

Arab League mulls payment to PA despite U.S. objections

February 22, 2006 at 9:11 am | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Ha’aretz) The head of the Arab League says members are meeting this week to hammer out a plan for sending millions of dollars a month to the Palestinian Authority, despite U.S. attempts to stop the flow of money to the new Hamas-led government.

Read more at http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/684960.html

Dover schools to pay $1 million

February 22, 2006 at 9:05 am | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(Philadelphia Inquirer) The York County school district defeated in the first-ever lawsuit over the teaching of intelligent design has agreed to pay $1 million to cover the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees in a settlement lawyers said was designed to discourage school boards from considering similar action in the future.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/

Court sides with church on hallucinogenic tea

February 22, 2006 at 9:01 am | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(CNN) The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a small congregation in New Mexico may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a four-hour ritual intended to connect with God.

Justices, in their first religious freedom decision under Chief Justice John Roberts, moved decisively to keep the government out of a church’s religious practice.

Read more at http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/02/21/scotus.religion.ap/

Jewish Caucus Now an Official Part of YDA

February 21, 2006 at 2:11 pm | Posted in Announcements | Leave a comment

At the Young Democrats of America (YDA) Winter National Conference in Philadelphia, delegates voted overwhelmingly to include the Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus as an official part of YDA. For more information about the caucus, please visit www.jewishcaucus.org

Intelligent design becomes intelligent recruiting

February 21, 2006 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(Harrisburg Patriot-News)Intelligent design the court case is history.

Intelligent design the advertising campaign is under way.

As enrollment season starts, two private Christian schools are advertising with the phrase that stirred a national buzz a few months ago. Harrisburg Christian School mentioned intelligent design in radio ads, while Bible Baptist School is using it in four billboards on the West Shore.

Read more at http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?

Jewish Groups Divided Over New Air Force Guidelines

February 17, 2006 at 11:24 am | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(Forward) Two months after the head of the Anti-Defamation League called for a united Jewish front against evangelical attempts to “Christianize” America, the ADL found itself pitted against a raft of other communal organizations in a controversy over guidelines for religious speech in the U.S. Air Force.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7361

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