Wed, Dec 11th 2019
The President of the United States issued today an executive order invoking Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to combat anti-Semitic crime and discrimination on college campuses. The executive order calls for the enforcement of “Title VI against prohibited forms of discrimination rooted in...
Sat, Aug 10th 2019
חברים יקרים, The State of California is planning to institutionalize an anti-Semitic curriculum in our public high schools. This curriculum, if implemented, would systematically discriminate against Jewish-American and Israeli-American students as an ethnic minority. Our community has less than one...
Mon, Aug 5th 2019
In the past 24 hours, horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio have claimed the lives of at least 29 people and left more than 50 injured. It appears that at least the attack in El Paso was a hate crime in which an evil and deep-seated bigotry drove this shooter to the most...
Thu, Jun 20th 2019
LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Thursday is World Refugee Day. And according to the United Nations page devoted to this commemoration, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. I am one of those people. In 1948, when I was 6 months old, my mother risked everything to...
Fri, May 17th 2019
A month of events will provide “a platform for people of all backgrounds and perspectives to radiate love into their communities and show their support for Israel,” according to the Israeli-American Council. BY JACOB KAMARAS (May 17, 2019 / JNS) Israelis, Israeli-Americans and supporters of Israel...
Thu, May 23rd 2019
Naty Saidoff is founder and principal owner of Capital Foresight, a debt acquisition and commercial real estate holding company. (May 23, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced on Thursday business leader and longstanding philanthropist Naty Saidoff as its new chairman. Saidoff is...
Mon, May 6th 2019
Lori Palatnik The Jewish people are an anomaly. Are we a religion? No, you can be a Jew without ever entering a synagogue. Are we a race? No, Jews come in so many shades and colors. Are we a nation? For 2,000 years we had no common country. A people? Yes, but I propose our identity is even deeper...
Wed, May 1st 2019
“When you hear a witness, you become a witness” Elie Wiesel (Z”L) On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the IAC delegation, along with 10,000 people from around the world, marched from Auschwitz to Birkenau to commemorate Holocaust victims, to honor their memory and vow to stop anti-Semitism. The IAC...
Sat, Apr 27th 2019
The Israeli-American Council is horrified and devastated by the news that today – the last day of Passover – an evil man burst into the Chabad of Poway in Northern San Diego County and opened fire, killing one and injuring at least three. These murders did not occur in a vacuum. They are the...
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019
Yael, Rani and our children: Lee (21), Stav (21), Amit (18) and Uri (11) By: Yael Setty Twenty years ago, I opened a new door in my life, one that led me to America. However, for my husband Rani and I, the door to Israel remained open as we tried to live like Israelis in the United states and raise...