Jan 23, 2012
Politicos Demand Iran Sanctions

13 Congress people, Republicans and Democrats, united in condemning Iran's Holocaust denial and genocide threats.

By COLlive reporter

13 members of the U.S. Congress, Republicans and Democrats, united this week in supporting a strong Israel and condemning the Iranian government's Holocaust denial and genocide threats.

Speaking at the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY's 33rd Annual Congressional Breakfast, they called for tougher sanctions on Iran and emphasized that that the bond between Israel and the US is strong and unwavering.

In addition to Senator Charles Schumer, present were New York's U.S. Representatives Gary Ackerman (D), Yvette Clarke (D), Joseph Crowley (D), Eliot Engel (D), Nan Hayworth (R), Nita Lowey, (D) Carolyn Maloney (D), Carolyn McCarthy (D), Gregory Meeks (D), Jerrold Nadler (D), Charles B. Rangel (D), Edolphus Towns (D) and Robert Turner (R).

More than 300 local and national Jewish and other ethnic and religious leaders, public officials and diplomats attended, including Shlomi Kofman, Deputy Consul General of Israel in NY.

From Crown Heights were Rabbi Shea Hecht of NCFJE, Chanina Sperlin of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Devorah Halberstam of the Jewish Children's Museum, Eli Slavin of Yvette Clarke's office and Dovid Efune of Algemeiner.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of NY (JCRC-NY) is a coordinating and resource body for over 60 Jewish organizations in the New York metropolitan area.

The event, sponsored in cooperation with UJA-Federation of New York, was chaired by Mimi Alperin, Ester Fuchs and Jonathan Greenspun of JCRC-NY.

Also present were Alisa Robbins Doctoroff, Chair of the Board of UJA-Federation of New York, and Michael Miller, JCRC-NY Executive Vice President and CEO.



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1
TheRealJoe
What do all of these fancy so called Jewish organizations, do all day, except for hosting fancy breakfasts, where everyone get's to feel very important, and pro Israel.
I mean sanctions against Iran, are wonderful but their achievements are very limited according to all opinions.
How about advocating to change the America and Israeli Governments, way of treating the settlers, its been proven many times, how they are the front line against terrorism, both in Israel and the United States.

On the domestic front, its sad how most of the politicians we honor all day, are against school vouchers, which is possibly the single best answer to poverty in the Frum community, but no its mitzvah to vote for the anti school choice Democrat pol's, b/c they give us government funding, which is like candy to these organizations.
(1/24/2012 8:06:39 PM)
2
Once Again,
they forgot to send me an invite. Well maybe it got lost in the mail, again.
(1/24/2012 8:51:06 PM)
3
To # 01 CLASSY


To go ahead and diminish an organization that has been operating for many years, is really what we all stand for as Chabad Chasidim.
JCRC has introduced to thousands of Members Congress and Legislators, Israel and Jewish concerns.
These people who affect the US help and assistance to Jewish causes, especially to Israel, do so with first hand information.
You need to be at the border of Israel to see with your own eyes the danger our brothers and sisters face daily.






Now as you reference to the Domestic Front.
Please let us know WHERE IN THE WORLD YOU WOULD PREFER TO LIVE AS TO MAKE IT EASSIER FOR US TO PAY TUITION.


(1/24/2012 10:15:12 PM)
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