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Orthodox Union Statement with Regard to the Upcoming Address to the U.S. Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement: Much ink has been spilled debating the political dimensions of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to the U.S. Congress—both within the context of the impending Israeli elections and the impact of the visit on domestic U.S. politics.
Read More Posted at February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

OU Policy Resolution: The Iranian Threat

On February 4, 2015, the OU Board of Directors passed the following policy resolution on the Iranian threat: The Orthodox Union is gravely concerned about the Iranian regime’s potential development of a nuclear weapons capability. With such a capability, Iran … Continued
Read More Posted at February 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Orthodox Union Commends U.S. for Vote against Destructive U.N. Security Council Resolution; Resolution Fails to Obtain Required Votes to Pass

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commended the Obama Administration for its vote in the UN Security Council against the destructive resolution presented to the Council by Jordan at the behest of the Palestinians. The resolution received only eight votes in its favor and therefore was not adopted.
Read More Posted at December 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Orthodox Union Rejects Incendiary Rhetoric

We join in the outrage expressed throughout the Jewish community—and by people of good will everywhere—in reaction to the heinous murders committed last week by Palestinian terrorists in a Jerusalem synagogue. ... At the same time, we cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places.
Read More Posted at November 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

Orthodox Union Statement On Extension Of Negotiations With Iran

The Orthodox Union is concerned about the extension given to the negotiations process between the P5+1 and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons capability, but recognizes that an extension is preferable to signing a bad deal that would endanger Israel and the Middle East. We trust that this extension will enable the negotiators to obtain an agreement that will preclude —now and forever—Iranian nuclear weapons capability.
Read More Posted at November 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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