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Murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian

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  • Posted on October 26, 1998

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  • Women's Issues

We condemn the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, an obstetrician who provided a full range of reproductive services including fertility counseling, contraception and abortions. Dr. Slepian, the seventh victim of anti-abortion extremists since 1993 was shot to death through his kitchen window following his return from synagogue this past Friday evening. We denounce this act…



Managed Care Regulation

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  • Posted on October 26, 1998

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  • Healthcare

While the transformation of healthcare in the U.S. from traditional fee-for-service practice to managed care has brought certain benefits, problems accompanying the rapid growth of managed care have also emerged. These include reports of limited access to medical professionals, restricted benefits, reduced services, and denial of coverage in some cases. Such reports have raised concerns…



The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chairman Yasser Arafat for reaching an interim agreement within the framework of the Oslo Accords. We express our deep appreciation to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Dennis Ross and his team who continue to demonstrate extraordinary dedication to…



Census 2000 Statistical Sampling

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The U.S. Constitution mandates that a national census be conducted every ten years. This enumeration serves as the cornerstone of government operations, affecting the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives; the drawing of Congressional districts; federal allocations for essential services, such as education, law enforcement, health care, and transportation; and implementation of…



The Middle East Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) commends the Clinton Administration and the State Department for their tireless efforts to advance the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians within the framework of the Oslo Accords. In particular we express our gratitude to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Special Middle East Negotiator…



Holocaust Assets Restitution

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  • Posted on June 8, 1998

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  • Holocaust

Within the last month, two long-awaited reports dealing with the looting of Jewish assets during the Holocaust have been released. These reports were investigated and drafted by the Bergier Commission, a panel of international historians established by the Swiss government to delve into Switzerland’s war-time behavior, and by the office of U.S. Undersecretary of State…



The Clinton Administration and the Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) commends the Clinton Administration and the State Department for their tireless efforts to advance the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians within the framework of the Oslo Accords. In particular we express our gratitude to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Special Middle East Negotiator…



Solidarity with Israel During the Iraq Crisis

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In Israel, bitter memories of Iraqi Scud missiles raining down on civilian population centers in 1991 remain fresh. Saddam Hussein evidently continues to possess the capacity to launch missiles armed with conventional and possibly non-conventional weapons as well. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its solidarity with the people of Israel who were…



Minimum Wage

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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  • Labor

Federal legislation, scheduled to be introduced this week, would raise the current federal minimum wage by a modest 50 cents a year for each of the next two years. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) supports adoption of this legislation which would restore buying power to minimum wage workers who have seen their purchasing…



Iraq Crisis

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly supports the Administration’s efforts to bring about Iraqi compliance with United Nations resolutions adopted in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s aggression against Kuwait and Israel. An agreement was reached yesterday between United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Iraq’s leadership which President Clinton believes might serve as…