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  • 14 Mar 2021 11:25 PM | Anonymous

    - Andrew Lachman - Since the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s (IHRA) “Working Definition of Antisemitism” was adopted by President Obama’s State Department in 2010 and then by parties and leaders on the right and left, by over 31 countries and by educational institutions from California to London, there’s been a great deal of debate over it.

    The definition itself has elicited few objections:

    Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.

    But the accompanying “Contemporary examples of antisemitism,” which focus on speech about Israel and the right of Jews to self-determination, have elicited pushback from some pro-Palestinian and progressive Jewish groups who are concerned that the examples can be abused or politicized to stifle discussion about Israeli policy. Jewish identity is strongly intertwined with Israel’s existence, but that said, while any guideline can be abused, the guidelines might actually help set a useful precedent to limit the abuses critics are concerned about.....  MORE

  • 25 Feb 2021 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to more than 70 DFI-CA members and supporters who were elected to to Assembly District level delegates to the California Democratic Party Democratic Central Committee., joining the over 100 other members who are elected official appointees or elected county committee members.

    AD 14 - Susan George

    AD 54 - Naomi Goldman, Elina Antoniou, Steve Bartlett 

    AD 19 - Michael Sweet, Martin Rawlings-Fein

     AD 66 - Amy Howorth, Tony Hale, Andrew DeBlock, Susan Goodlerner

    AD 29 - Glenn Glazer

     AD 68 -  Lee Finik, Ted Perle
    AD 38 - Jodie Cooper, Brandon Zavala AD 71 - Tom Lemmon, 

    Kenya Taylor

    AD 42 - Patrick Weiss

     AD 72 - Stephen Einstein
    AD 44 - Josh Donner  AD 73 - Alan Fenning, Lori Fromme
     AD 45 - Kiyomi Kowalski, Renay Grace Rodriguez, Doris Dent, Victoria Solkovits, Michelle Fowle, Yasmine Pomeroy, Micha Liberman, Gregg Solkovits, Cary Brown, CJ Berina

    AD 74 - Bethany Webb, , Lauren Johnson-Norris, Kev Abazajian

     AD 46 - Lauren Fishman Perotti, Samantha Dorf, Steve Pierson

    Daniel Tamm, Lester Aponte, John Alford, Michael Swords

    AD 76 - Kevin Sabellico, Al Goodman, Cecily Resnick, Robert Howard, Kathy Rallings

    AD 50 - Aura Vazquez, Tamara Levinson Meltzer, Jackie Pepper, Sepi Shyne, Caroline Torosis, Jon Kat, Steve Bott, Scott Epstein, Brian Kolker

    AD 77 - John Finkelman, Jason Bercovitch

    AD 78  - Janessa Goldbeck, Jess Durfee


  • 5 Nov 2020 5:33 AM | Anonymous

    Democrats for Israel California elected its first Executive Board, with three clubs initially affiliating - Democrats for Israel Los Angeles, Democrats for Israel Orange County and San Diego's Democrats for Peace in the Middle East.   Over 40 delegates attended to elect officers from Solano, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

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