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ADVOCACY FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB COUNTRIES

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

BACKGROUND Jews have been part of Middle Eastern culture and life for nearly 4,000 years, since the beginnings of Judaism.  Indigenous Jewish communities have lived continuously in this region both inside and outside the Land of Israel.  These Jewish communities existed in relatively stable and substantial numbers until the middle of the twentieth century.  In…



PROTECTING ISRAEL’S ENVIRONMENT

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has, as one of the core elements of its mission, support for the safety and well being of Israel from any and all threats which endanger its citizens. One such threat, which for far too long has gone overlooked, is the increasingly dire status of Israel’s natural…



THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE’S CONSIDERATION OF ISRAEL’S SECURITY FENCE

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

On December 8, 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Palestinian-initiated resolution (GA resolution A/ES-10/L.16) sending the issue of Israel’s security barrier to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague for an advisory opinion on the question: “What are the legal consequences arising from the construction of the wall being built by…



INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

   International health issues have become an important component of US foreign policy.  In past years, family planning has been a focus of US efforts to address these concerns.  Family planning programs positively influence the health of women and their families, and have a major impact on developing countries and the environment.  Family planning services…



Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Migration has been a central element of the Jewish experience since biblical times when famine forced the Jewish people to flee Canaan and resettle in Egypt.  This experience has been mirrored in American-Jewish life with the immigration of Jews to the United States in search of religious freedom and economic opportunity.  As a reflection…



Hate Crimes

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Hate crimes damage the fabric of our society and fragment communities.  The urgent national need for both a tough law enforcement response and education and programming to confront violent bigotry has only increased since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Over the past two years, the FBI has recorded a very substantial increase…



THE RISE OF EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  The past three years have seen a marked increase in the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the world and particularly in Europe.  This anti-Semitism has manifested itself in violent attacks and vandalism against synagogues, cemeteries, schools, and other Jewish institutions, properties, and individuals; in anti-Israel rhetoric bordering on anti-Semitism by public figures, the media, and…



THERAPEUTIC CLONING RESEARCH, JEWISH TRADITION AND PUBLIC POLICY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

Society today stands on the threshold of a new era in biomedical research.  The wisdom granted to humans by our Creator has led to our greater understanding and knowledge of the building blocks of human life itself.  Scientists revealed the existence and role of DNA and cellular science many years ago.  Currently, scientists are not…



CIVIL LIBERTIES AND SECURITY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Our community understands that, as all other Americans, Jews have a profound and direct stake in the war on terrorism.     As part of a global community that has been a target of hatred and attacks, we recognize that the safety of our society requires the physical security that government is created to provide.  Events…



GLOBAL AIDS

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  The AIDS emergency is fast becoming one of the worst health catastrophes in human history. Already, twenty five million people have died from AIDS. Around the world, more than forty-two million people are now infected with the virus that causes AIDS.  Every day 14,000 people are infected and 8,500 people die.  In Sub-Saharan Africa…