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The JCPA Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Clarification on the Two-State Solution

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  • Posted on March 19, 2015

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement clarifying his previous comments on the possibility of a two-state solution.  “We are pleased that the Prime Minister has taken this positive step towards peace by stating the fundamental reality that the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through a two-state solution,” said Rabbi…



JCPA Condemns Attack in Tunisia

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  • Posted on March 18, 2015

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims  killed in a vicious terrorist attack in Tunisia. At least 19 people were killed and 22 people were wounded while visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. Seventeen of the victims were European tourists from Germany, Italy, Spain…



JCPA Congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as Attorney General

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  • Posted on March 7, 2015

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Washington – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as the nation’s first African-American female Attorney General. Lynch is replacing Eric Holder, who was the first African-American to hold the position. Loretta Lynch will be the nation’s second woman to be confirmed as Attorney General; Janet Reno, who…



JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

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  • Posted on March 3, 2015

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party for their victory yesterday in the Israeli elections and commends all of the parties for their commitment to a fair and free democratic process.  The election had a surprisingly large turnout and was a reflection of…



The JCPA Strongly Condemns Attack Ad 

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  • Posted on March 1, 2015

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  March 1, 2015, New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns and is appalled by the attack ad placed by This World: The Values Network in the New York Times against Susan Rice, the National Security Advisor. This attack was inaccurate, reprehensible in its depiction, morally offensive to the victims of…



JCPA Stands with Paris

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NEW YORK – Just two days after the terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a gunman took several people hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its support for the French community, horror and anger at these acts of terrorism, and sorrow…



Urging Action in Sudan

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  • Posted on January 31, 2012

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JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow and Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, were at the White House today to meet with Samantha Power and Grant Harris of the National Security Council. Raising concerns about the inability of humanitarian aid organizations to reach at risk populations, Gutow and Messinger called on the U.S. to…



JCPA Grants for Hunger Advocacy

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  • Posted on January 31, 2012

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The JCPA is delighted to offer significant support for JCRC engagement in anti-hunger activism and advocacy related to the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. The JCPA will be awarding Micro-Matching Grants to selected JCRCs to support their engagement in anti-hunger education, programming, and advocacy as part of the Confronting Poverty campaign.  Recipient communities will use…



IAN on Alert

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  • Posted on January 31, 2012

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In the coming weeks, the Israel Action Network will be working with a number of communities facing events and campaigns designed to isolate and demonize Israel. This coming week, a national BDS conference will take place at the University of Pennsylvania, however a new campus-community endorsed positive campaign to educate students about Israel has formed…



IAN Consultation in North Carolina

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  • Posted on January 24, 2012

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IAN’s latest community mobilization took place last week when Associate Managing Director Julie Bernstein traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina. As part of the consultation, Julie led a community wide event, Federation/CRC staff training and met with lay leaders to present strategies and messages that will aid their work in combating assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy.…