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Ten Ways Israel Is Treated Differently

AJC Executive Director | June 14, 2015

It's appalling to see how Israel is treated by a totally different standard than other countries in the international system. Of course, Israel deserves scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment -- nothing more, nothing less.

First, Israel is the only UN member state whose very right to exist is under constant challenge.

20-Week Abortion Ban Introduced In Senate

Sen. Lindsey Graham "dying for debate" on 20-week abortion ban
By Laura Bassett, Huffington Post | 6/11/15

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and said he would "insist" that the bill get a vote in the Senate. The House earlier passed the ban. The bill is based on the disputed theory  that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks.

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New Bill Would Drastically Change The Way Women Get Birth Control

by Katelyn Harrop Posted on June 10, 2015

Thanks to its contraceptive coverage requirement, Obamacare has dramatically cut back on the amount that women with health insurance need to pay for their birth control. Now, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is ready to take it one step further. Murray has introduced a bill called the Affordability Is Access Act that has the potential to completely revolutionize the way that women access contraception.

Resolution Condemning Rising Antisemitism in Europe Passes Senate by Unanimous Vote

June 5, 2015 | Algemeiner

A resolution condemning antisemitism in Europe passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote on Thursday.

The resolution, authored by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and co-sponsored by 60 other senators encouraged “greater cooperation with the European governments, in the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in preventing and responding to antisemitism.”