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U.S. Senate: Amen Corner

PostMon Jul 22, 2019 10:15 pm

There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the middle East, the Israeli Defense Ministry and its amen corner in the United States.
-Pat Buchanan, 1990

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On Capitol Hill: Jewish leaders met
with Senate Democrats today.


By JI Staff
June 5, 2019

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“I wish it had been longer,” Sen. Coons (D-DE) told Jewish Insider. “We had so many members of the Senate and leaders of the Jewish community from around our country and there are so many topics to discuss. It was a very productive hour, I only wish we had a second hour… There was a vigorous discussion about how we all need to fight bigotry and antisemitism in all its forms and finding a positive shared path.”

According to a source at the meeting, J Street’s Jeremy Ben Ami raised how there must be space left for critics of Israel’s policies without being defined as anti-Israel or antisemitic. Susie Gelman, of the Israel Policy Forum, spoke out against Israeli annexation, and AIPAC’s chief executive, Howard Kohr, discussed the memorandum of understanding between the United States and Israel.

AROUND THE TABLE — As with last year, the meeting was chaired by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and included Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Ed Markey (D-MA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Bob Casey (PA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Patty Murray (D-CT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Jewish leaders attending the meeting included AIPAC’s Howard Kohr, J Street’s Jeremy Ben Ami, ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt, JNFA’s Mark Wilf, Conference of President’s Arthur Stark, Democratic Majority for Israel’s Mark Mellman, Jewish Democratic Council of America’s Ron Klein, Israel Policy Forum’s Susie Gelman, Bend the Arc’s Stosh Cotler, The Rabbinical Assembly’s Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, Union for Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Orthodox Union’s Avi Katz, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society’s Mark Hetfield, National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry’s Mark B. Levin, Jewish Women International’s Loribeth Weinstein, and Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ David Bernstein.

OF NOTE: As has become the tradition of this annual meeting, AIPAC’s Kohr and J Street’s Ben-Ami were sitting next to each other across the table from Klobuchar and Schumer.
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Re: U.S. Senate: Amen Corner

PostWed Jul 24, 2019 5:45 pm

Like Pat called it: "our" United States Senate is Israel's and the Jew's amen corner:
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US Senate unanimously condemns anti-Semitism
Brought by Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Tim Kaine, resolution notes ‘Jews are the targets of the majority of hate crimes committed in the United States’
By RON KAMPEAS
14 June 2019,


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Senate unanimously approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, the latest congressional bid to address an issue that has roiled American politics.

The resolution passed Thursday was introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Tim Kaine, D-Va. It lists a number of classic anti-Semitic slanders and prohibitions on freedoms imposed on Jews overseas and in the United States. It also alludes to recent deadly attacks on US synagogues.

“Jews are the targets of the majority of hate crimes committed in the United States against any religious group, including attacks on houses of worship and Jewish community centers,” the resolution says.

Notably, the text avoids hot-button issues that members of each party have used to depict the other as susceptible to anti-Semitism. It does not mention anti-Israel bias, which Republicans have cited in criticizing Democrats, nor does it mention white supremacists and the support that has accrued to President Donald Trump from that movement, which Democrats often cite...
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https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-senate ... -semitism/


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Senate unanimously passes bill marking
50 years since Jerusalem reunification

With a vote of 90-0, lawmakers of Capitol Hill’s upper chamber say ‘Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel’
By ERIC CORTELLESSA

WASHINGTON — The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Monday that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Co-sponsored by 17 senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D), the text calls on the legislative body to recognize the half a century landmark since Israel captured the eastern part of the city during the 1967 Six Day War.


“Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected,” the resolution states, adding that “there has been a continuous Jewish presence in Jerusalem for 3 millennia.”

It also says that “Jerusalem is a holy city and the home for people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths.”...*.
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https://www.timesofisrael.com/senate-un ... ification/

* All three Semitic faiths worship the Jew's tribal god Yahweh, whether they call it Yahweh, Allah, or Jehovah.
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Re: U.S. Senate: Amen Corner

PostThu Jul 25, 2019 12:25 am

Will Williams wrote:Like Pat called it: "our" United States Senate is Israel's and the Jew's amen corner:
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Hmp. More like the Jews' and Israel's bitch. And what about the 10 votes that were missing? Too cowardly to oppose so they hid in some corner? And some wonder why CONgress gets extremely low voter approval ratings...

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