Category Archive for: Israeli Domestic Concerns

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…



Ethiopian Educational Integration in Israel

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The American Jewish community has long rejoiced in the miracle of the return of Ethiopian Jews to their homeland after centuries of separation. The Israeli government, with the partnership of the Diaspora communities, has made extraordinary efforts towards this community’s successful absorption into Israeli society. However, this integration effort is not yet complete, particularly in…



Recent Attacks on Religious Institutions and Individuals in Israel

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  • Posted on October 27, 1997

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) adopted the attached statement on “Extremist Rhetoric, Violence and Civil Dialogue” at its 1996 Plenum, with the support of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements. Consistent with the principles articulated therein, the JCPA strongly condemns the recent acts of arson, vandalism and desecration perpetrated against religious institutions in…



Israel’s Missing-in-Action (1997 Plenum)

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The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC), on this tenth anniversary year of the capture of Israel Air Force Captain Ron Arad, expresses its continued deep concern over the fate of Israeli MIAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are stiff missing in action. Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi…



 Israel’s Missing-In-Action (Executive Committee 1996)

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  The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC), on this tenth anniversary of the capture of Israel Air Force Captain Ron Arad, expresses its continued deep concern over the fate of Israeli MIAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are still missing in action. Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi…



Absorption of Ethiopian Community in Israel

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Background: The successful rescue of Ethiopian Jewry has been a source of pride for Jews worldwide. The Israeli government, with the partnership of the diaspora communities, has made extraordinary efforts toward their successful absorption into Israeli society. Ethiopian immigrants are the beneficiaries of generous housing mortgages and job training programs. However, given the complexity of…



Jerusalem

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  WHEREAS, while Israel and the PLO agreed to defer negotiations on the status of Jerusalem until the final phase of peace negotiations, this issue nevertheless has become a matter of intense public discussion;   WHEREAS, for nearly three thousand years, the Jewish people have been inextricably bound to Jerusalem;   WHEREAS, since King David…



Israel’s Missing-In-Action

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We are deeply concerned over the suffering of Israeli MlAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are still missing in action.   Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz have been missing since 1982. Israeli Air Force Captain Ron Arad was taken prisoner in Lebanon in October 1986.…