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Contact your Member of Congress to Support the Bipartisan Task Force on Anti-Semitism

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  • Posted on May 11, 2016

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  • Action Alert / Global Anti-Semitism

March 24 marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism. Co-sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Kay Granger (R-Texas), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), the task force has been successful at providing educational opportunities about and…



Urge your Senators to support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act and urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring it to the floor for a vote!

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Last fall, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123), the most significant criminal justice reform the United States Congress has considered in decades. The bill offers sensible reforms to our criminal justice system designed to reverse mass incarceration, including reducing mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenses and examining…



Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist

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Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist   David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari   The divisive discourse on many American campuses threatens to doom Jewish and Muslim student leaders to the mistakes of the past, but bringing them together for mock negotiations is a proven way of…



What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act

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What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act Now that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program has been implemented, the United States government must grapple with two interrelated issues: assuring that Iran does not violate any part of the agreement and responding to dangerous actions by Iran that are…



What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement

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What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement  Background: The Paris Agreement is… A plan for the reduction of greenhouse gases by the international community in order to limit global temperature rise and the impacts of climate change around the world. This Friday, April 22, in New York City at the United Nations, 60 world…



(Some Of) What You Need To Know: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

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(Some Of) What You Need To Know: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act This What You Need To Know (WYNTK) is only an overview of a very complex piece of legislation aiming to reduce mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenders. This edition will focus on the Senate’s version of bill, S.2123 that spurred a national conversation…



What You Need To Know: The Green Climate Fund

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What You Need To Know: The Green Climate Fund Background on the Green Climate Fund The Green Climate Fund is… The Green Climate Fund (abbreviated as “GCF”) is an international resource pool for adaptation to a changing climate and mitigation of climate disruption’s root causes in developing countries.  In the United States, we are already…



What You Need To Know: Iran Ballistic Missile Tests

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What You Need To Know: Iran Ballistic Missile Tests The Issue On March 8 and 9 in 2016, Iran conducted several ballistic missile tests. The range of the missiles fired was between 185 and 1250 miles.  Two of the missiles, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency, were marked in Hebrew with the words “Israel…



(Some of) What You Need To Know: Syrian Conflict

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(Some of) What You Need To Know: Syrian Conflict This week, we have made an addition to the banner on this mailing: it now reads “(Some of) What You Need To Know: Syrian Conflict.” The addition of the qualifier “Some of” reflects the complexity of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the difficulty in understanding…



What You Need To Know: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

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What You Need To Know: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 Yesterday, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, legislation which includes important anti-BDS provisions. The bill was adopted with broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate by margins of 256 to 158 and 70 to 25…