Israeli Americans can be the glue that builds a stronger Jewish community

December 18, 2017 -     The Israeli-American Council’s Fourth Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C., held last month felt like a long-overdue family reunion. Enveloping warmth and a powerful sense of togetherness, the love for Israel was infectious, radiating to and from all the participants. In the corridors of the Washington Convention Center, teenagers spo Read More…

Ascending Israeli-American group seeks to be the ‘glue,’ not the ‘wedge,’ for US Jewry

November 21, 2017 -     As Jewish communal organizations throughout the U.S. struggle to maintain membership levels and hefty annual budgets, a rapidly growing group with the energy of a well-funded Israeli start-up is challenging the Jewish communal world and its relationship to the state of Israel. Earlier this month, the Israeli-American Council (IAC) hosted its fourth Read More…

A Dangerous Deceit

November 1, 2017 -     It seems that anti-Semitic views are increasingly being accepted in mainstream American political discourse. Anti-Semitism can currently be found among three different groups, two of which recently joined forces. The first is the radical Right, which almost everyone recognizes and denounces. Rooted in traditional Christian anti-Semitism, its lega Read More…

Understanding the unlikely radical alliances spreading antisemitism today

October 3, 2017 -     Radical Muslims are focused on destroying and delegitimizing Israel – the historic homeland of the Jewish People — and they fan the flames of antisemitism wherever they can. Vicious antisemitism has long been present on the radical Right. It has been growing also on the radical Left. And it’s a cornerstone of radical Muslim movements. Althoug Read More…

At a time of growing challenges, “Israeliness” offers the Jewish community game-changing solutions

August 31, 2017 -     Today, the collective strength of the Jewish people may be greater than at any other time in our history. We have an independent Jewish state with a booming economy and one of the world’s most powerful militaries. The American Jewish community has reached the heights of success in politics, business, arts and culture, and science, becoming perhap Read More…

The Fight Against the New Anti-Semitism

July 27, 2017 -     The 20th century began with a series of pogroms targeting Jews that swept across Eastern Europe and Latin America, the most infamous of which was in Kishinev, Russia. A poisonous anti-Jewish campaign culminated on Easter 1903, as gangs of men, 10 to 20 apiece, stormed through the Jewish areas of the city armed with hatchets and knives. They went bl Read More…

Three Secrets to Being an Effective Philanthropist

June 28, 2017 -     After decades of involvement with more than 100 non-profit organizations, I have learned that philanthropy is about much more than writing checks. In fact, I found that it is actually much harder to give away money as a philanthropist and obtain a high return on your investment than it was to make money as a real estate investor. There are a ran Read More…

BDS is Continuing to Spread Hate and Anti-Semitism Across the U.S.

June 12, 2017 -     You can join the fight to stop it! Click here to help us fight BDS. A vicious sickness known as anti-Semitism has infected people with hate across centuries, cultures, and continents — and Jewish communities have often paid the price for it. In the U.S., after decades of historic declines in anti-Semitic attitudes and incidents, the disease has Read More…

Boots on America’s Campuses

June 12, 2017 -     Over the past several years, the harassment and intimidation that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) groups have brought to America’s college campuses have grown by leaps and bounds. For years, many worthy Jewish and pro-Israel organizations worked to counter this hate, but the problem has only seemed to grow worse. At UCLA, a Jewish st Read More…

TAMID Tank: USC’s first-ever Shark Tank for college students

May 30, 2017 -     USC has an outstanding entrepreneurial community, an incredible venture capital (VC) network, and thousands of fanatic Shark Tank viewers. Daniel Newman founded two startups and had the experience necessary to work with entrepreneurs and VCs alike to make TAMID Tank at USC a reality. He was elected Vice President of Operations of USC TAMID at the e Read More…