categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
 
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Political Information Last Updated: Jun 12, 2019 - 3:43:33 AM


US Senators Meet with Jewish Leaders in semi-secret Annual Event
By Alison Weir
Jun 12, 2019 - 2:08:02 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://israelpalestinenews.org/us-senators-meet-with-jewish-leaders-in-semi-secret-annual-event/

US Senators meet with Jewish leaders in semi-secret annual event

An article in the Times of Israel reports that "Jewish leaders are meeting with Senate Democrats today." According to the report, this is an annual event. A quarter of the Senate was in attendance (see list below).

All except one of the organizations represented by the Jewish leaders at the meeting advocate for Israel.

Several of the organizations participating are focused on preventing the erosion of support for Israel among Democratic voters. Recent polls show that the large majority of progressive Americans now support Palestinian human rights.

Many of the meeting participants, both Senators and Jewish leaders, are particularly known for their pro-Israel work. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls himself a "guardian of Israel."



Time, location, & agenda hidden from US voters

The meeting does not seem to have been announced publicly ahead of time, and staffers at Senate offices contacted for this article were not aware of it.

The chair for the meeting is Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a 2020 presidential candidate.

Klobuchar is a strong Israel supporter and announces on her website that she supported the $38 billion package to Israel. (This amounts to about $7,000 to Israel per minute; approximately $20,000 per Israeli family of four.)

Klobuchar's office would not reveal the location or time of the meeting. It also would not provide the agenda.

The offices of other Senators reportedly participating in the meeting that were contacted for this article - Tim Kaine, Patty Murray, and Chris Koons - also refused to provide this information to the American public.

Jewish Insider terms the event "Meeting of Machers" (wheeler dealers).

Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy for the Jewish Orthodox Union, posted a photo about the meeting on his Twitter account (see above), but didn't clarify when the photo was taken.

Following are the meeting's participants, according to Jewish Insider:

Senators:

Amy Kloburchar (D-MN)

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)

Ron Wyden (D-OR).

The Jewish leaders

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

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

Jewish Council for Public Affairs' David Bernstein

Bend the Arc's Stosh Cotler  (Unlike the other organizations represented at the meeting, Bend the Arc has not taken a public stand on Israel-Palestine. A member of Bend the Arc's executive board, Howard Welinsky, is active in AIPAC and chairs Democrats for Israel, Los Angeles. Stosh Cotler, on the other hand, once demonstrated against Israeli policies.)

Millions more dollars to "nonprofits"

JTA Washington DC bureau chief Ron Kampeas reports in his email news letter that in addition to discussing Israel and antisemitism, "The Orthodox Union and the Jewish Federations of North America talked up legislation that would increase funding for security grants to nonprofits. A bill under consideration in the Senate ups the current $50 million to $70 million, and one in the House brings it to $90 million."

A 2014 article in the Jewish Forward reported that Jewish institutions got 94 percent of such grants.

Seating chart

Below is a chart of the seating arrangement for the meeting provided by Jewish Insider:

Seating plan


This article has been updated based on the Jewish Insider article's update after the meeting, which listed more Senators than originally listed. It has also been updated with information from JTA's The Tell email report, by Ron Kampeas. Although the meeting is now being called "off the record," it appears that Jewish Insider had access to it and has provided some details here.


Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, president of the Council for the National Interest, and author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel.


RELATED:

Senate passes $38 billion to Israel - next step House of Representatives

The Israel Lobby: A List

The Lobby - USA Abridged documentary

Articles about the pro-Israel lobby




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2019 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Political Information
Latest Headlines
Sir Thomas More's Utopia
Cultural Values Are in The Eyes of The Beholder
Teen Vogue Promotes "The Legacy Of Karl Marx" To Its 3.3 Million Twitter Followers
Surviving the Mass Extinction
Evil ALWAYS Destroys Itself. It is a Main and Integral Facet of its Intrinsic Nature.
Harry Hay - The Communist Roots of Gay Pride
Facebook May Pose a Greater Danger Than Wall Street
Governments Worldwide Ratcheting up Religious Persecution: new report
How A License Legislates Choice
ISIS Invades India by Retreating
Stunning Exposé Offers New Details About China's Infiltration Of 8 Tech Giants
Soros-Backed Group Demands Financial Blacklisting Of Conservatives
Australian Bishop: Pro-Life Movement Must Keep Focus on Abortion
Google Has Become Orwell’s “Ministry Of Truth”
Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions
Online War Between Liberals and Conservatives in US Obscures Real Threat of Government Censorship
Pastors Targeted by Latest California LGBT Proposal
Racial Reparations Another Version of Slavery
Western News Agencies Mistranslate Iran's President Speech - It Is Not The First Time Such 'Error' Happens
Digital Democracy? One Company Controls it All