Poll: Israelis much more confident in Obama than Palestinians
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found. The Pew Research Center poll released Thursday found that 61 percent of Israelis "express confidence in the American president to do the right thing regarding world affairs," as opposed to 15 percent of Palestinians. Obama's numbers numbers among Israelis are a 12 point increase over when the same question was asked in 2011. Notably, the poll follows Obama's visit in March, in which he emphasized Israel's security needs and the Jewish connection to the region while pressing for a revival of the peace process.more...
Programs supported by Jewish Federations encourage greater academic engagement for Ethiopian-Israeli students. Through its School Mediator program, the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), which is funded by Jewish Federations, sends specialists in education, social work and cultural mediation to schools with large concentrations of Ethiopian-Israeli students. The mediators not only work to engage Ethiopian-Israeli students and their families, but also to educate the entire school on the cultural differences of this unique population. Learn more here about ENP’s School Mediator program.
The words of Simon Deng, once a Sudanese slave, addressing the Durban Conference in NY.
I came to protest this Durban conference which is based on a set of lies. It is organized by nations who are themselves are guilty of the worst kinds of oppression.
It will not help the victims of racism. It will only isolate and target the Jewish state. It is a tool of the enemies of Israel. The UN has itself become a tool against Israel. For over 50 years, 82 percent of the UN General Assembly emergency meetings have been about condemning one state - Israel. Hitler couldn't have been made happier. read more
Israel Task Force Meets with Representative Lois Capps
The Israel Task Force, which includes leaders of major Jewish organizations in Santa Barbara, met with Rep. Lois Capps on Wednesday, April 8 to voice its concern over her position on the United States' relationship with Israel. Our discussion focused on three issues. read more