Let’s Work Together to Stamp out Hatred

Published: Current in Carmel, April 4, 2017 Editor, As a vice president of the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana, the only statewide Israel and Jewish advocacy group, I heartily embrace the Indianapolis Muslim community’s letter (in the March 21 edition of Current in Carmel) in support of the local Jewish community and against acts such as the recent bomb threat at our local Jewish Community Center. May I suggest that the Muslim...

Mike Pence, Guardian of Jewish freedom

Donald Trump’s VP pick has legislated against BDS and against government control of religious practice BY ELLIOT BARTKY AND ALLON FRIEDMAN August 18, 2016, 3:10 pm Originally posted at Times of Israel, August 18, 2016.< JTA — With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist opposed to Jewish...

Don’t Believe the Hype: Indiana Jews Revere Mike Pence

Origianlly published at Haaretz August, 8, 2016. Time and time again, Donald Trump’s running mate proved himself to be an honorable statesman devoted to the U.S. Constitution and a true friend to Jews in Indiana and around the world. In a recent opinion published in Haaretz, Rabbi Dennis Sasso repeated previous partisan attacks on Republican vice-presidential candidate and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, painting him as a conservative extremist...

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s VP choice, roots support for Israel in Christian faith

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Sean Savage/JNS.org and filed under Israel, U.S., News. By Sean Savage/JNS.org After a selection process that more closely resembled a reality television show than the usual political appointments, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that his choice for vice president is Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who beat out flashier contenders such as former House of Representatives Speaker...

Strategic Self Respect

Original Post 4/16/16:  Vic Rosenthal’s Weekly Column Sometimes the task of defending Israel’s image in the world seems hopeless. Our traditional enemies, the Arabs, are in disarray, but the international Left, Europe, and the US administration continue to batter Israel in the information war. Every other day it seems that a new organization, publication or website pops up whose objective is to blacken Israel’s name. Almost unlimited...

Governor Pence Signs Legislation Affirming Indiana’s Support of Israel

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1378, which requires the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) to divest from any business that engages in action to boycott, divest or sanction the state of Israel. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and goes into effect July 1, 2016. “I have long believed Israel is our most cherished ally and as such I am proud to sign...

Indiana Overwhelmingly Approves Anti-BDS bill

Posted by Arutz Sheva, March 3, 2016 State Senate passes near-unanimous measures prohibiting state dealings with anti-Israel boycotts. The Indiana Senate near-unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday banning state funds from investing in entities that support the anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The BDS movement, which aims to demonize, delegitimize, isolate and ultimately destroy the Jewish State has...

Indiana State Passes Anti-BDS Bill

Posted by Virtual Jerusalem, March 3, 2016 The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved 47-3 on Tuesday, with bipartisan backing, defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to mandate divestment from a company. The state House...

Indiana Passes Bill Banning Anti-Israel Boycotts

Senate overwhelmingly approves measure prohibiting state dealings with entities that shun Israel or its settlements Posted by Times of Israel, March 3, 2016. WASHINGTON — The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved 47-3 on Tuesday, with bipartisan backing, defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as...

Indiana State Senate Passes anti-BDS Bill

Posted March 3, 2016 by Haaretz Bill prohibits state from dealings with any organizations that support BDS, placing Indiana ‘among vanguard of states that have publicly defended the Jewish State of Israel, local group says. The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved 47-3 on Tuesday, with bipartisan backing, defines “the promotion of activities...

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