reproductive rights

  • Giuliani Ducks His Moderation As He Looks to Future Primaries

    Rudy Giuliani’s admonition in 2004 to Jews who favored President Bush’s tough foreign policy but balked at his social conservatism was prescient: “You’re never going to find a candidate you agree with completely,” Giuliani said at a Republican convention event sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the United Jewish Communties. “You’ve got… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A Jewish Democratic group used Pat Robertson’s endorsement of Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid to rally its followers. The televangelist and one-time presidential candidate surprised Republicans on Wednesday by endorsing the former New York mayor, who is known for his support of some forms of abortion and gay rights. Robertson said Giuliani’s national security credentials overrode… More ▸

  • With Church-state off Court Docket, Groups Jump in on Detainees’ Rights

    With hot-button domestic issues not expected to play a major role in the new U.S. Supreme Court session, Jewish groups are entering the fray over the right of judicial review for foreign detainees. Several Jewish organizations have filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief in Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah. v. United States, the Supreme Court’s… More ▸

  • For A.g. Post, Bush Taps Orthodox Jew Best Known for Work on Terrorism Issues

    In the aftermath of her son Ari’s murder by an Arab gunman on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1994, Devorah Halberstam was introduced to a federal judge for the Southern District of New York with a longstanding interest in terrorism-related issues. In the years since, Judge Michael Mukasey became a fixture in the life of Ari’s… More ▸

  • News Brief

    An Orthodox Jewish town about an hour from Manhattan grew faster than any other community in New York state from 2000 to 2006. Kiryas Joel, in Orange County, grew by 51 percent in six years, to 20,071 residents from 13,273, according to census data published in The New York Times. In absolute terms, only New… More ▸

  • Dems Want Payback for GOP Vote Against Bill with Israel Aid

    Congressional Democrats voted in aid to Israel, and now they want payback from the pro-Israel lobby: Drum Republicans out. Behind the scenes, Democrats are pressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to make a case against Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives who voted overwhelmingly last week against the foreign operations appropriations bill, which… More ▸

  • Gop Writes Aipac to Explain Abortion-related ‘no’ Vote on Israel Aid

    Congressional Republican leaders are reaching out to the pro-Israel lobby after anti-abortion politics led GOP lawmakers to oppose a bill that included $2.4 billion for the Jewish state. The money for Israel was approved last Thursday night by the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives in a 241-178 vote. It was part of a $34.2 billion… More ▸

  • Groups Revving Up to Fight Ruling on Late-term Abortion

    Supreme Court decisions usually are considered final, but Jewish groups that favor abortion rights are taking this week’s ruling upholding a ban on late-term abortions to lawmakers. The groups, which consider the April 18 ruling a rollback of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that upheld abortion as a matter of privacy and a… More ▸

  • Time to Fight Back Against Court Assault on Women’s Rights

    The Supreme Court has made it clear that ideology trumps women’s health in the nation’s highest court. On April 18, the Supreme Court made it clear that respect for legal precedent is dead. Clear that Roe v. Wade’s protections are no longer immutable. Clear that it doesn’t mind letting its own self-described “moral concerns” trump… More ▸