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Lieberman and Graham Headline Bipartisan Stop Iran Rally in NYC

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Stop Iran Rally, the grassroots movement that brought 15,000 people to Times Square in July, will protest against the dangerous deal with Iran at Senator Gillibrand’s office in New York City on September 1.

US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and retired US Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman will headline the bipartisan rally, where they will deliver a landmark foreign policy speech.

Family members of victims of Iranian terror, including the daughter of an Iranian journalist who died a political prisoner and the brother of a US Navy Seal tortured and killed on TWA Flight 847 by Iranian proxy Hezbollah, will also address the thousands of New Yorkers expected to attend the rally.

The nature of evil regimes will be the subject of an important speech by a child survivor of medical experiments and torture at a Nazi labor camp. “Morale outrage is what New Yorkers feel about this dangerous deal because the Iranian regime has shown itself, since taking the American embassy in 1979, to be vile law breakers with complete disregard for human life,” said Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, one of the volunteer activists coordinating the rally.

“The twisted Iranian regime will treat this deal with the same contempt and disdain they show when hanging hundreds of Iranian homosexuals from cranes in downtown Tehran,” Wiesenfeld said. “This is who America is partnering with, and the stakes are too high to be fooled.”

Senator Gillibrand has pledged to support the deal, while New York’s senior Senator Chuck Schumer, her office mate, opposes the agreement and has argued that the US should hold out for better terms. The Stop Iran Rally is inviting thousands of New Yorkers to show Senator Gillibrand how vital her opposition to this deal is for her constituent voters. The rally’s message is simple: “Vote No.”

Speakers on September 1 will include: Senator Lindsey Graham – Third-Term Republican Senator, Congressman, Air Force Reserve Colonel

Senator Joe Lieberman – Former Democratic and Independent Senator, serving from 1989 to 2013

Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi – Iranian human rights activist and filmmaker whose father, journalist Siamak Pourzand, was held for a decade as a political prisoner and dissident before killing himself, at 80, while under house arrest.

Ken Stethem – Former US Navy SEAL whose brother Robert Stethem, also a Navy Seal, was kidnapped, along with 39 other passengers on TWA Flight 847, then tortured and shot by Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah.

Sami Steigmann – Sami is a child survivor of experiments, abuse and torture at the hands of Nazi doctors at labor camp in Mogilev Podolski, Ukraine, during World War II.

Protesters will line the street in front of Senator Gillibrand’s New York office, at 780 Third Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets. The rally will be from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

The rally is being organized by the volunteers at the Stop Iran Rally Coalition.

Link to the rally poster: www.StopIranRally.org/poster-sept1.jpg

Link to to the rally website: www.StopIranRally.org

Romney and Lieberman to Headline Israeli-American DC Event

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Today, Nov. 4, is election day, and later this week a highly politically-charged pair is appearing in Washington, D.C. at an event for Israeli Americans.

Former presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney and former vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman will headline the first annual Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Sound like a dream ticket? Certainly a better one for Israel than the current team in the White House.

This first national gathering of Israeli-Americans is intended to solidify the community’s voice and “explore how to strengthen the American-Jewish community, the next generation and the relationship between the State of Israel and the United States.”

Dan Senor, author of “Start-up Nation,” will interview Gov. Romney on Friday evening. The main topic of discussion is expected to be this week’s mid-term election results and the current U.S.-Israel relationship.

This will be the first time Romney will be formally addressing the Jewish and Israeli-American community since the 2012 presidential elections. Hint, hint?

Other heavy hitters at the IAC conference, which will take place between Nov. 7 – 9, include Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, who will appear on a panel together on Sunday morning.

Other prominent Americans, Israelis and Israeli Americans attending the conference include Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fl-21); Israeli’s Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer; Israel’s Representative to the UN, Ron Prosor; Israeli National Security Council member and terrorism expert Dr. Anat Berko; Israel’s former U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman; Israel’s Leader of the Opposition MK Buji Herzog; Israel’s brand new Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan, and many others.

The IAC “seeks to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens our next generations, the American Jewish community, and the State of Israel.”

“As Americans and Israelis, we see it as our duty and obligation to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the United States,” said IAC National Chairman Shawn Evenhaim.

“This conference marks the first time that leaders and professionals from the Israeli-American and Jewish communities from across the country are coming together to explore how to build a united and engaged community.”

Romney and Joe Lieberman to Address Israel-Americans in Washington

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Former Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney and former Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman will address the inaugural Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference in Washington next month.

The IAC’s stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel.” The number of Israeli-Americans is estimated at 500,000-800,000.

The event will mark Romney’s first formal address to the Jewish and Israeli-American community since his loss in the 2012 presidential elections, and it will be Lieberman’s first opportunity to address the Israeli-American community.

Romney has said he will not run in 2016, but not everyone believes him because he has been active on the campaign trail. Just in case he might change his mind, billionaire Donald Trump told Breitbart News, “I don’t think he should run. He had his chance and he blew it.”

One source close to Trump told the Mediate website that Trump figures that if Romney could not beat Barack Obama, he would do even worse against Hillary Clinton, who is considered a shoe-in as Democratic presidential nominee if she runs.

‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media.

The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. The date coincides with the Thanksgiving and the Festival Hanukkah.

This year’s All Stars are a diverse group that also includes Sarah Hofstetter, who was promoted last week to CEO of leading advertising firm 360i in the United States; Ari Pinchot, co-executive producer of the new film,  Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Na’ama Shafir, the first Orthodox female professional basketball player; and Joseph Shenker, chairman of Sullivan and Cromwell, one of the leading U.S. law firms.

Rounding out the list are  Rama Burshtein, writer, director and producer of the awarding-winning film  Fill the Void and the first Hasidic woman to make a film for general audiences; Anne Neuberger, the Director of the National Security Agency’s Commercial Solutions Center; Issamar Ginzberg, a marketing guru who was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs and who is the grandson of prominent Hasidic rabbis; and Dr. Laurel Steinherz, Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering and co-founder of Camp Simcha, a camp for Jewish children with cancer.

“There is a common misconception that being an Orthodox Jew means you don’t have many career options,” said  author Allison Josephs, who founded Jew in the City six years ago to break down myths and misconceptions about religious Jews and observant Judaism.

Joe Lieberman: A Plug For Religious Accommodation

Friday, June 13th, 2003

We were sharply critical of 2000 Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman over a variety of issues. And we expect that we will have a lot to say about him in the coming months as he pursues the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. Hopefully, he will draw more positive comment from us this time around as he runs on his own and not as second banana.

In this connection, we are happy to note the positive note he struck last week for religious toleration when the celebrated debate amongst the various declared Democratic presidential contenders was convened at a time after the close of the Jewish Sabbath in order to accommodate his Sabbath observance.

Senator Lieberman’s request for that accommodation, even in the midst of seeking the highest elective office in the land, profoundly underscores the seriousness observant Jews attach to abstention from work on the Sabbath, and cannot but foster greater acceptance of the principle of religious observance accommodation on the job.

Mr. Lieberman, ABC News which televised the debate, the Democratic Party and the other aspirants are to be applauded for this salutary gesture. Further, as reported in The New Republic, the next day, in a political appearance at an evangelical church, Mr. Lieberman pointedly rejected the repeated importunings of the minister to participate in the religious fervor and expression taking place, even to the point of awkwardness. We applaud this instance of Lieberman’s integrity as well.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/editorial/joe-lieberman-a-plug-for-religious-accommodation/2003/06/13/

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