Community News

A compilation of the latest news from around the community and the Jewish world. (Info@JFFS.org to submit news items)

Howard Gillman Appointed UCI Chancellor

Dear Friends, 
 
 
 

During an otherwise uneventful day, I arrived on the campus of the University of California, Irvine this morning for a prearranged meeting with Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Howard Gillman.  Our meeting was intended for us to discuss concerns being rais…

Presbyterian Church (USA) Approves Divestment

July 3, 2014 In an outrageous move that threatens to bolster anti-Israel extremism and undermine the path to peace, the Presbyterian Church (USA) last week voted to divest from companies that sell to Israel. The move reflects an intensification of Israel hatred within a radical…

Anti-Israel Resolutions at the Presbyterian Church General Assembly

June 17, 2014 The General Assembly, the highest governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA), this week is deliberating several anti-Israel resolutions, including calls to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola and Hewlett Packard, to brand Israel an Apartheid state, and to reexamine the…

JFFS Lauds UCI for Opposition to ASA Academic Boycott of Israel

December 23, 2013 The University of California, Irvine (UCI) today strongly condemned a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions endorsed on December 16 by the American Studies Association (ASA).