May 14, 2021
What's On Our Mind ...

March 2021 marked a decade since the Iron Dome Missile Defense system was deployed in Israel. It has intercepted over 2,500 rockets and missiles and saving hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

The U.S. and Israeli governments signed a co-production agreement to enable some portions of the Iron Dome system to be produced in the United States.

While the political situation in Israel remains unsettled, Israel still remains our staunchest ally in the Mideast.

We must also brace ourselves as a community for an increase in antisemitism, which usually follows these conflicts. Already, we are seeing anti-Israel protests in the U.S. and on college campuses.

JAC met this week via zoom with Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA).

She is a staunch supporter of Israel and said: “The current situation highlights the importance of American security assistance to Israel, as Iron Dome is intercepting many of these rockets and saving lives. As a sovereign nation and our strongest democratic ally in the Middle East, Israel must defend itself from terrorist attacks and Hamas must end their deadly assault.”

JAC is proud to support Rep. Luria and our other candidates who strong are working in Congress to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Upcoming Events
Discussing Postcards to Swing States
It's time to write to first time voters in states with key Senate races in 2022.
Wednesday, May 19
4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm PT
Special Event for Current Members Only
Special Discussion with
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
and House Judiciary Committee
Tuesday, May 25
6:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm PT
Special Event for Current Members Only
Congressional Update with
Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ)
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
and House Judiciary Committee
Thursday, June 3
4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm PT
Special Event for Current Members Only
Congressional Update with
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)
Vice Chair - House Committee on Energy and Commerce
and House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Chair - House Tech & Accountability Caucus
Chair - Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust
Wednesday, June 23rd
6:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm PT
Instagram of the Week
May 4, 2021 Sen. Bernie Sanders put truth over party and came to the defense of Republican Rep. Liz Cheney as her own party turned on her for speaking out against Donald Trump. Politics makes for strange friendships.

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In the News
Here's what you need to know about the ongoing tensions between Israel and the Palestinians. Many ask: 'how did we get here?' People on the ground are giving their personal accounts as the violence rages on. Egypt, Qatar, and the UN are urging Hamas to end the violence against Israel.
Veela Malik, a Pakistani movie star, tweeted a Hitler quote about killing Jews in response to the Israel-Gaza violence. Similarly, Rep. Ilhan Omar accused Israel of 'acts of terrorism' for the Gaza airstrikes. At home, top U.S. law enforcement officials said the biggest domestic terror threats come from white supremacists.
The Supreme Court is taking on an abortion case that could jeopardize the future of Title X. Pro-choice advocates are cheering the FDA's review of abortion pill restrictions. The Vatican warned Bishops in the U.S. against denying communion to supporters of abortion rights.
The Department of Health and Human Services reversed a Trump-era policy, restoring transgender healthcare protections. Listen to a podcast on Evangelicals - no longer a religious group, but a powerful political bloc.
A Texas judge dismissed the NRA's bankruptcy case - is this the beginning of the end for the NRA? The EPA warned that the U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory. The wave of restrictive voting laws introduced this year stems from disinformation on the security of the U.S.'s elections. Employers and states across the country are offering incentives to drive up COVID vaccination rates.
A study of swing-voters found that the GOP ousting Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership was unpopular. Another study shows that 43% of Republican voters prefer bipartisanship. More than 150 Republicans are launching a new political movement questioning Trump's role in the GOP.
A new Pew study on Jewish Americans came to ten key inclusions -- see what they are here. Elisha Weisel, the daughter of Elie Weisel, writes about her father's legacy of standing up for Israel -- and the lessons we can learn from that.
The Last Word
"Freedom only survives if we protect it. We must speak the truth. The election was not stolen. America has not failed."

- Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
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