Category Archive for: International Policy

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement

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In recent years, the campaign to delegitimize and demonize Israel, which began in earnest at the 2001 UN Conference Against Racism in Durban, has intensified.  This campaign, which is being driven by NGOs in the Middle East and throughout the world, distorts the history and national aspirations of the Jewish people to live in peace…



Darfur

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Four years now have elapsed, and the atrocities in Darfur-the scene of the 21st century’s first genocide-continue to take place on a daily basis.   International efforts have so far proven insufficient to bring about an end to the suffering in Darfur. Diplomatic and economic measures have not yet proven effective in changing the policies and…



THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS

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Background:   Israelis and Palestinians suffer tremendously.  History has taught us that peace is possible with Israel’s Arab neighbors when, as with Egypt and Jordan, there are partners willing to reach agreements and possessing the means to implement them. We must never stop working for peace until it is realized.    Israel, in accord with…



IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM

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  • Posted on March 27, 2007

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  • U.S. Foreign Policy

  In 2005, the JCPA adopted a resolution urging the United States and the international community to give a high priority to efforts aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. Indeed, the prospect of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons — and developing missiles to launch those weapons against countries throughout the region, Europe and…



DIVESTMENT FROM SUDAN

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The JCPA is deeply concerned and outraged by the ongoing tragedy in Darfur. The U.S. Congress, State Department, and President, as well as other world leaders, have recognized the situation as genocide. The JCPA passed resolutions calling upon communities to take a number of actions that urge the United States government and the international community…



ALLEVIATING THE SUFFERING OF ISRAELI CITIZENS EVACUATED FROM GAZA AND NORTHERN SHOMRON

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  • Posted on February 25, 2007

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  • Israeli Domestic Concerns

It has been more than a year since the Israeli government initiated its disengagement from Gaza and northern Shomron, yet the Israeli citizens evacuated from their homes amidst the hope that peace would follow still await the resources they need to rebuild and relocate their lives.   These citizens created their communities with the strong…



ALLEVIATING THE SUFFERING OF ATTACKED AND DISPLACED ISRAELI CITIZENS

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  • Posted on February 25, 2007

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  • Israeli Domestic Concerns

  The resilience of the Israeli people has always earned the admiration of American Jews.  In turn, American Jewry continues to support our Israeli brothers and sisters in many ways.   This past summer, more than a million Israelis were affected by the devastating attacks of Hezbollah rockets.  After the war, apartments were left demolished, water pipes…



UNITED NATIONS REFORM

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  The Jewish community throughout the US and around the world was involved in and supportive of the United Nations as it arose from the conflagration of World War II, promising a new way of engaging countries, multilaterally, in preventing future wars. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs remains fully committed to the founding and…



HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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  Each year approximately 800,000 people are trafficked worldwide, deprived of human rights and freedoms.[1]  Millions more are trafficked within their countries. Trafficking victims are often coerced by a trafficker, lured by the promise of a better life – higher salaries and better living conditions than they were accustomed to in their home countries.  However,…



IMPLICATIONS OF HAMAS’ VICTORY IN THE PALESTINIAN LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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  • Israeli Domestic Concerns

  In January of 2006, Hamas, which is designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union (EU), won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council.   This alarming development led to the resignation of Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Ahmed Qurai (Abu Ala) and his cabinet, while Mahmoud…