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Job Opportunity: Development Director, JCRC

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit (JCRC) is seeking a part-time financial resources development director to lead the agency’s fundraising activities. In partnership with the executive director, the FRD director’s mission is to increase the funds raised by the agency so as to ensure the agency’s sustainability and expand the breadth and depth of its programs. 

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Letter to JCRC Vice President Mary Ellen Gurewitz - Sept. 25, 2015

I firmly believe the JCPOA cannot mark the end of our multilateral efforts against Iran and its illicit behavior.  America must continue working with our allies to initiate multilateral sanctions against Iran for its terrorist activities and its efforts to destabilize the Middle East, especially for its funding of Hezbollah and Hamas.  Read full story 

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US Jewish organizations issue declaration of unity for Yom Kippur

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Responding to widespread reports of widening rifts within the American Jewish community opened by the acrimonious debate over the Obama administration’s Iranian nuclear accord, the leaders of more than 50 Jewish organizations signed a pre-Yom Kippur joint statement of unity on Tuesday.  Read full story 

Obama, Netanyahu, and the Future of the Jewish State

by Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic

Will Israel’s prime minister recognize that his country faces more than one threat to its existence?  Read full story 

Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

Hezbollah fighters hold party flags during a parade in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon

by Avi Issacharoff in The Times of Israel

Operating on assumption sanctions will be lifted, Tehran increases support to proxies, while freezing out Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.  Read full story  

Israel struggles to counter Palestinian rock-throwing threat 

by Aron Heller, Associated Press

After finding high-tech solutions to halt suicide bombings and rockets, tech-savvy Israel is struggling with the resurgence of a weapon dating back to David and Goliath: the hurled rock. Rock throwing is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem amid a wave of Palestinian unrest, leading to calls for a harsh crackdown and adding to tensions over access to a key holy site. Read full story 

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