The rise of antisemitism in the Green Party

March 30, 2006 at 12:16 pm | Posted in Divestment, political parties | Leave a comment

(from Progressive PA Politics http://www.progressivepapolitics.com/)

The Green Party was founded on progressive values, including respect for diversity. However, a growing crisis in the GP has put into question its commitment to those vaules and has raised questions about whether the party is anti-semitic.

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Abbas calls to congratulate Olmert

March 30, 2006 at 9:48 am | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Jerusalem Post) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Ehud Olmert on Thursday to congratulate him on his victory in the Israeli elections, the Israeli prime minister's office said.

Read more at http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498770481

Immigration Bill Draws Jewish Support

March 30, 2006 at 9:44 am | Posted in Civil Rights | Leave a comment

(Forward) As the Senate struggled this week to hammer out legislation on the contentious issue of immigration reform, Jewish groups were in boardrooms and on the streets advocating for the most liberal approaches to the issue.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7589

Exposé on Jewish role in US policy is disowned

March 30, 2006 at 9:41 am | Posted in Divestment, Israel | 1 Comment

(London Times) HARVARD UNIVERSITY is distancing itself from a report by one of its senior academics that accuses the Jewish lobby in America of subverting  US foreign policy in Israel’s interest.

Read more at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2110150,00.html 

Hamas to present cabinet on eve of Israel vote

March 26, 2006 at 8:55 pm | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Reuters) The Palestinian militant group Hamas will move one step closer to office on Monday when prime minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh presents his cabinet and government agenda to parliament for approval.

Read more at http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?

Compromise Lowers Bar for Changes on Gay Issues

March 25, 2006 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Civil Rights | Leave a comment

(Forward) In a move that could make it easier to permit gay rabbis and same-sex unions, members of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly voted March 22 to lower the threshold for approving major revisions to rabbinic and biblical law.

Read more at http://forward.com/articles/7567

Activists Prepare for New Church-State Battles

March 24, 2006 at 3:43 pm | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(Forward) As a liberal advocacy group tries to link prominent conservative Christian leaders to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Jewish activists at both ends of the political spectrum are organizing for the next round of battles in the fight over church-state separation.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7509

Israeli Arabs Feel Little Stake in Vote

March 24, 2006 at 3:39 pm | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(LA Times) Lounging in the doorway of a dress shop just down the street from the towering Basilica of the Annunciation, Majdoline Mimo shook her curly head and clucked her tongue at the mention of Israel’s elections Tuesday.

“I’ll cast a blank ballot,” the young Israeli Arab woman said, as her girlfriends nodded in agreement. “I don’t see any party that really represents my goals.”

Read more at http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/

Jewish senator bids for US presidency

March 21, 2006 at 7:27 pm | Posted in political parties | Leave a comment

(Jerusalem Post) Russell Feingold, the Democratic senator from Wisconsin, immediately raised his public profile here this past week when he stood up in Congress demanding that President George W. Bush be censured over his domestic eavesdropping program, which Feingold considers illegal.

Read more at http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?

THE SITUATION: Daring Raid on Prison Shows A Newly Aggressive Olmert

March 21, 2006 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Forward) Whatever else he might have accomplished in this week’s dramatic raid on a Jericho prison, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert certainly put his personal stamp on Israel’s political agenda. If any Israelis were still wondering about Olmert’s leadership skills and his mastery of things military, they’ll now have the images from Jericho to carry with them when they enter the polling booth in less than two weeks.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7501

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