Eliana Amundson was an intern for the JPC in 2016. Coming from Los Angeles, CA, she holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University Northridge with a major in Political Science with a focus in International Relations, and a minor in Islam and Middle Eastern Studies. She focuses her research on how international policy historically has and will continue to affect Israeli security, politics, and American-Israeli relations. She is passionate about supporting policy that cultivates a strong relationship between the U.S., Jews, and Israel. During college, Eliana was president of the Chabad on Campus Jewish Student Club at CSUN. She has also studied at the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and was a 2016 Jewish Summer Ivy League Torah Study Fellow.
Gaza Aid Organization Caught Funding Hamas
An Israeli court in Beersheva charged an employee of a prominent Evangelical Christian aid organization on August 4th for transferring approximately $43 million of the charity’s funds to the terrorist organization Hamas. Mohammad el-Halabi worked as the Palestinian manager for the Gaza branch of World Vision, often using his ability to cross relatively easily from […]
U.S. Police Delegation Trains in Israel
A delegation of U.S. police chiefs trained alongside Israeli security forces this week in an effort to learn cutting edge counter-terrorism tactics from the Jewish State, a country with a long history of combating targeted violent attacks. Among the dozen senior officers participating in the exercise were chiefs from the Orlando and San Bernardino police […]
Court Reverses Seizure of Iranian-linked Assets in New York
A U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled on July 20th that the Federal government could not seize a multi-million dollar Manhattan office building that is claimed as being a front for the Iranian government, reversing two lower court decisions. The U.S. Marshals Service confiscated the building three years ago from a firm with […]