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Frank Fellows

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  • Posted on January 27, 2016

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Eight emerging leaders hailing from San Francisco, CA; Indianapolis, IA; Atlanta, GA; Mount Laurel, NJ; Virginia Beach, VA; St. Louis, MO, and Pittsburgh, PA traveled to Poland to study Jewish history and Israel to join the JCPA leadership mission.  In Poland, the fellows visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi camps and explored Kraków’s Jewish history.  In Israel,…



Implementation Day

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  • Posted on January 19, 2016

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In the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, January 16, 2016 was “Implementation Day.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran had completed all of the steps outlined in the deal, which means that  sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear activities will be temporarily lifted or waived.…



2016 JCPA Leadership Mission to Israel

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  • Posted on January 19, 2016

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Although it might be called the worst of clichés, those who attempt an in-depth understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and realities faced by the state of Israel often say the same thing: it’s complicated. Participants in the JCPA’s recent leadership mission to Israel may well have reached the same conclusion after an intense and informative…



POTUS Action on Gun Violence

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  • Posted on January 5, 2016

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Today, Jared Feldman, JCPA Vice President and Washington Director joined victims of gun violence and their families, law enforcement officials, and advocates to hear President Obama announce his new firearm safety policies. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school, over 90,000 Americans have been killed by guns: in the streets, in movie theaters, in…



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…