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Orthodox Union Rejects Harsh Rhetoric of Obama White House and State Department Spokesperson Regarding Jerusalem Housing Plans

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation's largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, strongly rejected statements made by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki with regard to Israeli plans for housing construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat HaMatos and Israeli Jews purchasing houses in the neighborhood of Silwan.
Read More Posted at October 2, 2014 at 10:16 am

Orthodox Union Commends United Nations Address by Prime Minister Netanyahu

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement commending Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for his address to the United Nations General Assembly: “Yesterday, before the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister of … Continued
Read More Posted at September 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Pictured (l to r): NYS Senate Majority Co-Leader Dean Skelos, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Senate Majority Co-Leader Jeff Klein and  State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Orthodox Union Applauds NY Gov. Cuomo, State Leadership for Israel Solidarity Mission

The Orthodox Union applauds New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that he will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day solidarity mission. New York State Senate Majority Co-Leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos as well as State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor on the trip to show support for Israel and the Israeli people.
Read More Posted at August 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

Amicus Curiae Brief: Zivotofsky v. Kerry

The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Jewish organizations on the issue of whether an American citizen who was born in Israel may identify his place of birth as "Israel", rather than "Jerusalem, Israel" on his passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
Read More Posted at July 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm
Pictured (l to r): OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), OU President Martin Nachimson, and OU Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament

As Israel Battles Hamas, Orthodox Union Leaders Urge Senior U.S. Policymakers to Support Israel; Raise Concern about Resurgent Anti-Semitism in Europe

Today, top leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization—met in Washington, DC with leading U.S. Senators and White House officials to urge their ongoing support for Israel and discuss the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.
Read More Posted at July 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm
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