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April 7, 2021 in Press Mentions

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Gift of the Gab Sees Far-Right Social Media Following Flourish

Published originally in Newsweek. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has fully embraced social media platform Gab for political power and fundraising purposes, bringing mainstream followers onto its extremist platform and…
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March 30, 2021 in Press Mentions

Leader of national Jewish organizations has a message to Amazon about QAnon: They are terrorists, not customers

By Frank Shatz, The Virginia Gazzette Jack Rosen, president of the American Jewish Congress and chairman of the American Council for World Jewry, has a message for Amazon’s CEO, Jeff…
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February 3, 2021 in Press Mentions

JTA: Denver Riggleman lost his job in Congress because of the far right. Now he’s working with a Jewish group to fight extremists.

Originally published in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). One of the first things Denver Riggleman did after being ousted from Congress was to get back to his love — distilling…
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February 2, 2021 in Press Mentions

FORWARD: ‘Rome is burning’: Jewish groups seek to bypass infighting over antisemitism

Originally published in The Forward. As the Jewish left and more conservative communal groups dig their heels in over the use of a controversial definition of antisemitism, a set of establishment organizations…
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January 31, 2021 in Press Mentions

HAARETZ: ‘Jewish Space Lasers’ Conspiracy: U.S. Jewish Groups Call for Republican Lawmaker’s Removal

Originally published in Haaretz. WASHINGTON - Jewish organizations and lawmakers are roundly calling on Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to be punished or removed from office after it emerged she…
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January 30, 2021 in Press Mentions

HUFFPOST: Rep. Cori Bush Moving Office For ‘Safety’ After Ugly Run-In With Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Originally published in Huffpost. Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) is moving her office for the “safety” of her staff and herself after a tense encounter at the U.S. Capitol with QAnon-backing…
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January 29, 2021 in Press Mentions

NEWSWEEK: Jewish Groups Urge Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Removal Over ‘Hate-Filled’ Conspiracy Theories

Originally published in Newsweek. Jewish groups have called for the removal of House Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress, after she shared a wide-ranging conspiracy theory tinged with anti-Semitic tropes on…
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January 26, 2021 in Press Mentions

POLITICO: QAnon and Holocaust Denial

Originally published in POLITICO Playbook. An eye-opening report from the American Jewish Congress documents what happens when deplatformed groups end up together in far-flung corners of the internet: “While QAnon introduces the…
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January 19, 2021 in Op-eds

JOEL RUBIN: Washington Must Treat White Supremacist Terrorism as a Transnational Threat

By Joel Rubin, Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress Originally published in Foreign Policy. "The explosion of white supremacist violence displayed at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not…
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November 29, 2020 in Israel, Press Mentions

NEW YORK POST: Jewish and pro-Israel groups angling to cement Trump gains

Originally published in New York Post. With President-elect Joe Biden just weeks away from moving into the White House, Jewish and pro-Israel groups are racing to nail down many of…
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October 19, 2020 in Antisemitism, Op-eds

JACK ROSEN: America, wake up to the QAnon threat

By Jack Rosen, President of American Jewish Congress Originally published in New York Daily News. Last week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that QAnon, an anti-Semitic, racist, conspiracy-touting cult, would…
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October 14, 2020 in Press Mentions

JEWISH INSIDER: Joel Rubin to head American Jewish Congress

Originally published in Jewish Insider. Democratic strategist Joel Rubin, who served as director of Jewish outreach for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) 2020 presidential campaign, has been tapped as executive director…
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September 16, 2020 in Press Mentions

HAARETZ: U.S. Jewish Groups Divided on Israel’s Trump-brokered Pacts With UAE, Bahrain

Originally published in Haaretz. American Jewish groups are split on what the signing of the “Abraham Accords” between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday will mean for…
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September 13, 2020 in Press Mentions

JNS: Jewish and pro-Israel groups welcome Israel-Bahrain normalization agreement

Originally published in JNS. Jewish and pro-Israel groups instantly applauded Israel and Bahrain for agreeing on Friday to normalize relations between the two countries—the second of its kind between Israel and a…
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August 7, 2020 in Press Mentions

JNS: American Jewish groups react to Elliott Abrams as new special representative to Iran

Originally published in JNS. American Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted to the news on Thursday that Elliott Abrams has replaced Brian Hook as U.S. Special Representative for Iran. U.S. Secretary…
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August 3, 2020 in Press Mentions

JACK ROSEN: Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party’s soul

Originally published in The Hill. The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) flat-out rejection of anti-Israel language in the final version of its 2020 platform demonstrates that progressives should not be so quick to…
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July 29, 2020 in Press Mentions

JEWISH NEWS: Holocaust face-masks condemned as a ‘disgrace’

Originally published in Jewish News. Sick anti-virus masks featuring Holocaust imagery have been condemned as a disgrace”. Website holocaustfacemasks.com is selling the face coverings depicting Shoah victims and Auschwitz’s crematoria.…
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July 8, 2020 in Press Mentions

JNS: Senate amendment would prohibit US funding for West Bank sovereignty application

Originally published in JNS. A Senate amendment has been introduced that would prohibit U.S. funding for Israel to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, also known as Judea…
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June 25, 2020 in Press Mentions

JERUSALEM POST: Kosovo designates Hezbollah as a terrorist entity

Originally published in Jerusalem Post. The Republic of Kosovo has officially designated both Hezbollah's military and political wings as a terrorist group, Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Minister Meliza Haradinaj announced on Twitter…
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June 21, 2020 in Press Mentions

WASHINGTON POST: Longtime congressman from N.Y. tries to avoid an AOC-style upset

Originally published in Washington Post. Standing outside a firehouse here, as 10,000 donated masks were delivered, Rep. Eliot L. Engel confronted the questions that had put his 31-year congressional career…
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June 20, 2020 in Press Mentions

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The oldest hatred rears its head

Originally published in Washington Free Beacon. It's been more than two days now since the New York Times opinion page, policed closely by the paper's readers and employees for evidence of bigotry,…
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June 18, 2020 in Press Mentions

JEWISH INSIDER: Communal leaders, pro-Israel groups seek to mobilize Jewish voters to save Engel

Originally published in Jewish Insider. As embattled Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) fights for his political life, constituents and longtime supporters of the 16-term congressman are growing nervous about his chances in the…
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May 5, 2020 in Op-eds

JACK ROSEN: Vilifying de Blasio for his ‘Jewish community’ tweet creates other problems

Originally published in the New York Daily News. Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio came under fire for a tweet in which he condemned a large funeral…
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April 23, 2020 in Press Mentions

JACK ROSEN: ‘Joe Biden has a long standing bond with Israel. I don’t think that alters’

American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen recently spoke to Jewish Insider regarding his relationship with Vice President Joe Biden and his unchanging support for Israel. Read some select quotes below:…
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January 9, 2020 in Op-eds

JACK ROSEN: Bernie Sanders would be most anti-Israel US President since founding of modern Jewish state

Following Iran's missile attack Wednesday on U.S. troops in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani – and the Iraqi Parliament’s nonbinding vote calling on…
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