Tagged Bend the Arc

Trump’s 2nd Amendment remarks earn comparisons to atmosphere prior to Rabin killing

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Donald Trump’s suggestion that gun rights advocates could “do” something about Hillary Clinton recalled the incitement to violence reported in the months prior to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel. “I instantly thought about Rabin and Israel,” Malloy, a Democrat, said Tuesday… Read more »

Liberal Jews plan a summer of opposing Donald Trump

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking at a news conference at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Boycott Trump? Mock Trump? Trump, the musical? Jewish liberals are ready to sow a summer of Donald Trump discontent in ways that aim both to bludgeon and entertain. Bend the Arc, an advocacy group, is convening its first national conference here next week aimed in part at… Read more »

Bend the Arc’s new leader is a black belt with a radical streak

Stosh Cotler, right, is taking over as CEO of Bend the Arc from alan van Capelle, left. They are pictured here outside the White House. (Courtesy of Bend the Arc)

NEW YORK (JTA) — When Stosh Cotler takes over as CEO of Bend the Arc, a Jewish group that fights for immigration reform, workers’ rights and other domestic liberal causes, she will be one of the few women leading a national Jewish group of its size. But Cotler’s gender… Read more »