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  1. American Jewish Congress - 48th Annual Financial Services Industries Awards Luncheon
    Kevin J. Gillespie, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Donald A. Lipari, Office Managing Partner - New York, McGladrey LLP were honored by the American Jewish Congress at its 48th Annual Financial Services Industries Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at noon in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre, 61st Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City....Read More...
     

  2. American Jewish Congress - Behind the Headlines  
    December 14, 2012
    The Recent weeks have given us new challenges, including Israel under attack and Palestinian gains at the United Nations. Behind the headlines, however, developments are more nuanced and counter-intuitive, and occasionally more encouraging...
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  3. American Jewish Congress Expresses Solidarity with the Jewish Community of France  
    March 20, 2012
    The American Jewish Congress is both saddened and outraged by the brutal killings of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his sons, Arye and Gabriel, and Miriam Monsonego at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, France..
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  4. American Jewish Congress Praises Release of Gilad Shalit October 18, 2011
    The American Jewish Congress is thrilled and thankful for the release of Gilad Shalit from captivity. "We share in the joy of his family and the Israeli people for the safe return of this brave Israeli solider...   
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  5. Update from the American Jewish Congress May 9, 2011
    The last few months have been a very busy time as the American Jewish Congress begins the process of reformulating itself and reemerging as a leading force not only in the Jewish community but nationally and internationally.   
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  6. Statment by American Jewish Congress President Richard S. Gordon on the death of Osama bin Laden May, 2011
    The following is a statment by American Jewish Congress President Richard S. Gordon on the death of Osama bin Laden.   
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  7. American Jewish Congress Criticizes UNRWA Chief for Refusing to Acknowledge Israeli Security Interests in Restrictions on the Flow of People and Goods in Gaza June 22, 2010
    Accusing him of departing from his role as a neutral civil servatnt of the international communit, AJCongress today criticized UNRWA Commissioner-General Fillipo Grandi for his failure to acknowledge that Israe has legitimate security reasons to restrict . . .  
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  8. American Jewish Congress Comment on the Nomination of Elana Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court May 12, 2010
    Richard Gordon, President of AJCongress mad the following comment about President Obama's nomination of Elana Kagan to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 
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  9. American Jewish Congress Comment on Bouno V. Salazar  April, 2010
    We are disappointed that the Supreme Court has allowed Congress to sidestep an evidently correct decision ordering the removal of a cross from a national park. 
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  10. American Jewish Congress Urges Senate Rejection of New Restrictions on Reproductive Health Care in Health Care Reform Legislation-9 November, 2009
    The Stupak-Pitts amendment to H.R. 3962, The Affordable Healthcare for America Act, represents an unprecedented  and unacceptable restriction on the right of women to access the full range . . .    
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  11. An Unnecessary Obstacle to Peace: The Human Rights Commission Endorsement of the Goldstone Report -16 October, 2009
    The Goldstone Report is flawed not only because of its origins in a resolution that singled out Israel for criticism; it is flawed because it takes a tendentious view of international law . . .   
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  12. AJCongress Applauds Obama Administration for Foiling Bid for Security council Review of Anti-Israel Report - 10 October, 2009
    By deciding not to by review the sadly flawed Goldstone Report, the Security Council has finally made an important constituion to the Middle East peace process.  
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  13. AJCongress Praises UNRWA Decision to Include Holocaust in Curriculum - 7 October, 2009
    UNRWA is to be congratulated for announcing that its schools will teach the Holocaust, in defiance of Hamas' objections.  It is a sad commentary that what should be a routine curriculum adjustment . . .  
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  14. Iran:  One Meeting Doesn't Change Much - 2 October, 2009
    It is not clear if anything that happened yesterday in Geneva brings the world any closer to a cessation of the Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons and the systems needed to deliver them . . .  
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  15. 45th Annual American Jewish Congress Financial Services Industries Awards 2009 - 29 September, 2009
    Gregory B. Braca, President of Metro New York TD Bank and Carol C. Lapidus, CPA, Partner, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, will be honored by the American Jewish Congress at its 45th Annual Financial . . . 
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  16. UN Walkout Prevents Silent Acceptance of iranian Holocaust Denial As Debatable Proposition - 24 September, 2009
    Walking out on Iranian President Ahmadinejad will not prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons or spoonsoring terrorism would wide.
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  17. AJCongress Calls on UNRWA To Teach Holocaust, Defy Hamas - 2 September, 2009
    It is bad enough that Hamas dismisses the Holocaust as a "lie invented by the Zionists." What is far more discouraging is that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency did not criticize Hamas for denying . . .
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  18. AJCongress Statement on the Death of Senator Edward Kennedy - 26 August 2009
    Senator Edward Knnedy was the Senator from Massachusetts for as long as most of us can remeber.  To say that he compiled a distinguished legislative record is to do violence to the language.
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  19. AJCongress Criticize Rush Limbaugh's Comparison of Obama to Hitler as "grossly offensive" - 7 August 2009
    Rush Limbaugh's comments comparing President Barak Obama (and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) to Hitler and the Nazis are grossly offensive and intolerable.
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  20. UN Under "High Obligation" To Guard Against Diversion of reconstruction Supplies Admitted to Gaza -29 July 2009
    Israel's decision to admit building supplies into Gaza for identified projects under United Nations auspices will allow for an improved quality of life for all Gaza's residents.
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  21. Killing of Dr. George Tiller "Criminal Anarch" and a Crime Against Democracy -1 June 2009
    The killing of Dr. George Tiller, because he performed abortions, exemplifies criminal anarchy, not legitimate protest.  Dr. Tiller's murder was not just a terrible crime against an individual.
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  22. AJCongress Welcomes Dismissal of Criminal Charges against Rosen & Weissman -30 April 2009
    The now-end prosecution of former AIPAC staffers Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman was an ill-considered attempt by the Justice Department to enact an Official Secrets Act by criminal prosecution, not legislation.
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  23. AJCongress Welcomes Impending Demjanjuk Deportation -30 April 2009
    All that needs to be said about the impending deportation of John Demjanjuk is that it is about time.  Decades of litigation has plainly demonstrated that, at the very least . . .
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  24. AJCongress Praises Obama Administration and Other Nations Boycott of Durban Review Conference -20 April 2009
    The American Jewish Congress applauded the decision of the Obama Administration to boycott the UN Durban  Review Conference.
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  25. AJCongress: NY City Schools Lease of Catholic School Facilities Unconstitutional - 10 March 2009
    If news reports are ture, the New York City school system is violating the Constitution by leasing property from the Archdiocese of New York conditioned on the schools not teaching anything in the facilities which contradicts church doctrine. 
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  26. AJCongress Welcomes Obama Decision on stem Cell Research - 9 March 2009
    President Obama's welcome order, lifting restrictions on fedrally funded stem cell research will allow this necessary and promising research to continue unimpeded by artificial restrictions.
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  27. AJCongress Resolution to Defend Free Speech Adopted by Jewish Community - 8 March 2009
    An American Jewish Congress-sponsored resolution opposing the campaign to curtail speech critical of religion was passed by the groups representing the organized Jewish community nationwide at the annual plenary of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). 
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  28. AJCongress Hails Italian Withdrawal from Durban II Conference - 6 March 2009
    Italy's decision not to participate in the upcoming United Nations World Conference against Racism is a welcom reinforcement of conclusions previously reached by the United States and Canada - that the conference has gone irreparably astray from its stated purposed of combating racism.
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  29. AJCongress Sponsors International Conference of Women Judges - 2 March 2009
    Women judges from Afghanistan, Bhutan, North Cyprus, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, and Ghana will be joining women justices from the United States, Israel, Europe and South America at an International Conference of Women Judges titled "Gender and Justice: An International Inquiry."
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  30. AJCongress Hails Obama Administration Decision to Boycott Durban II Conference - 27 February 2009
    The AJCongress was greatly pleased to learn in a briefing with White House officials earlier today that the Obama Administration intends to boycott the ill-conceived and clearly anti-Israel Durban II Conference.
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  31. AJCongress: Supreme Court Summum Ruling could lead to Threaten Church/State Separation - 25 February 2009
    We are disappointed, but not surprised, by the decision of the United Staes Supreme Court allowing a city to choose to erect a Ten Commandments Monument at the request of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, while rejecting a bid by a small sect to. . .
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  32. In Congressional Testimony AJCongress Calss for Action Against Libel Toursim - 24 February 2009
    The American Jewish Congress is calling on Congress to pass targeted legislation prohibiting enforcement of foreign defamation judgments entered in so-called libel tourism cases.
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  33. AJCongress Applauds UAE Decision to Allow Israeli Tennis Star to Compete - 19 February 2009
    The American Jewish Congress applauds the decision by the United Arab Emirates to grant a male Israeli tennis player a visa to participate in the Dubai Tennis Championships next week.
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  34. AJCongress: Obama administration should make public its 'Red Lines' for U.S Participation in Durban II - 18 February 2009
    There is nothing mysterious about what is fundamentally objectionable about the upcoming U.N. Conference on Racism (the so called Durban II Conference), schedule to be held in Geneva this April.
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  35. American Jewish Congress Calls on UN to Discipline UNRWA Officials - 9 February 2009
    The American Jewish Congress today called on the United Nations to draw the appropriate conclusions about the serious accusations, now proven false, hurled at Israel by officials at the United Nations . . .
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  36. AJCongress Calls on UNRWA to Enforce Anti-Terrorist Measures, Backs Rothman-Kirk Bill - 5 February 2009
    The American Jewish Congress is calling on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to clean up its act, stop making one-sided anit-Israel staements . . .
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  37. Dr. Harry Zvi Tabor to Receive AJCongress Lifetime Achievement Award - 28 January, 2009
    Dr. Harry Zvi Tabor will receive the American Jewish Congress Lifetime Achievement Award tomorrow, Thursday, January 29th, at a conference in Tel Aviv.
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  38. Times Cites AJCongress in Report on Human Shields - 6 January, 2009
    The American Jewish Congress' long standing work on the use of human shields, the terrorists' illegal tactic of placing fighters and rocket launchers in densely populated civilian areas, effectively holding civilians hostage against a defensive counter strike was mentioned in today's New York Times ("Warnings Not Enough for Gaza Families").
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