On the Democratic side, Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) appears to have raised the most money from local Jews, with Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) coming in a competitive second and John Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, a distant third. Sens. Joe Biden (Del.) and Chris Dodd (Conn.) and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson were further back.
Archive for April, 2007
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 27, 2007
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 25, 2007
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Posted by jewsforhillary on April 22, 2007
When I arrived, Charlotte Kates, a prominent Rutgers radical left wing Marxist, was already the lecture, outside protesting against Hillary Clinton. She was protesting Hillary’s support for the Zionist, Colonialist, Capitalist oppressor (if you don’t know, that is Israel). I went through security and I was one of the last people sitting although I came 30 minutes early.
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 19, 2007
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 15, 2007
Hillary Clinton will be among the elected officials (and presidential hopefuls) scheduled to be featured speakers at the upcoming conference of the National Jewish Democratic Council in Washington DC.
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 15, 2007
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 13, 2007
Senator Clinton Introduces Resolution Calling for Opening of Holocaust Archives
Washington, DC – Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today introduced a Senate Resolution urging all European nations to allow for open access to the Holocaust archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The records are the largest closed World-War II-era archives in the world, holding an estimated 50 million records that disclose the fate of some 17.5 million victims. The resolution was introduced in the House by Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), of which Senator Clinton is a member. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously approved the resolution.
“These records hold the key for millions of families who have tried for more than 60 years to piece together information about the fate of their loved ones. As we approach Holocaust Remembrance Day this Sunday, we should do everything we can to give these families the access they deserve and keep the pressure on countries that have not yet completed the ratification process,” said Senator Clinton. … Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 12, 2007
Two U.S. senators introduced legislation urging European nations to allow open access to the Holocaust archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) introduced separate resolutions this week regarding the archives, which contain 50 million records regarding the fate of some 17 million victims of the Nazis. Clinton’s resolution mirrors one introduced in the House of Representatives last month by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), chairman of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, of which Clinton is a member.
In order to allow for open access, each member of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service — the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom — must ratify the May 2006 amendments to the 1955 Bonn Accords. Only the United States, Israel, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have done so.
Biden’s resolution also commemorates and links the issue to Yom Hashoah, which takes place Sunday. (JTA)
Posted by jewsforhillary on April 11, 2007
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote to the Polish prime minister requesting that his country enact a restitution law for property confiscated during the Nazi and communist eras. Also signing the letter to Jaroslaw Kaczynski were members of the Helsinki Commission. Clinton (D-N.Y.) and the commission want the Polish government to ensure that properties obtained illegally will be returned or the owners will be properly compensated.
The signers welcomed statements by Polish government officials that they would work to pass legislation on the issue by the end of this year, but the commission expressed concerns that the victims have experienced numerous delays in their efforts to gain restitution.
Along with restitution or compensation, the commission’s recommendations in the letter to Kaczynski included keeping burdens for filing a claim to a minimum, consistent involvement of the central government and the return of artwork to its rightful owners.
“The delay in resolving the property claims of elderly survivors and their family members has gone on for too long,” Clinton said.
The Helsinki Commission is a U.S. government agency that monitors and encourages compliance with the agreements of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, as established by the Helsinki Accords. Thirty-five countries signed on to the accords in 1975. (JTA)