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Moscow’s Jewish elite raise funds, campaign for Israel

Sunday, 12 December 2010



An "oligarch" calls on Russia's richest and most powerful to help Israel recover from the Carmel forest fire, bring European MPs to Israel.


MOSCOW – To mark the end of Hanukka, Russian “oligarch” and Jewish philanthropist Alexander Mashkevich invited Moscow’s elite to the annual reception of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress at the city’s prestigious Safisa Palace banquet hall on Thursday night.


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Letter from Bahrain: A Jew at the Arab Table

Thursday, 09 December 2010


MANAMA, Bahrain -- It’s not often an observant Jew like me, living in New York, gets to spend Hanukka with a bunch of Arab diplomats in the Persian Gulf.  But I found myself warmly welcomed when I showed up for the recent Manama Dialogue, a conference sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies and hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain.


(Shai Franklin, policy director of the American Council for World Jewry, attended the Manama Dialogue as a guest of the Bahrain Foreign Ministry.)



Read full article at The Jerusalem Post.

Senators press AIPAC on START

Tuesday, 30 November 2010


The White House has reportedly encouraged other pro-Israel groups to back START, on the theory that good relations with Russia are key to stopping Iran's nuclear program, and three groups, the National Jewish Democratic Council, the Anti-Defamation League, and the American Council for World Jewry have come out in support of START.


Read full article at Politico.

Why is the Obama administration linking Israel and New START?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


The ACWJ said on Monday that Russia's "cooperation is indispensable to assuring global security and American goals, notably in blocking Iran’s dangerous quest for its own nuclear capability."


Read full article at Foreign Policy.

Jewish groups call for START ratification

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Two Jewish groups are pressing the U.S. Senate to ratify the new START missile reduction treaty with Russia. The calls from the Anti-Defamation League and the American Council of World Jewry came after Senate Republicans said in recent weeks that they will use member prerogative to block ratification.


Read full article at JTA.

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