Category Archive for: International Policy

Stopping Genocide in The Sudan

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In 2005, the JCPA plenum adopted a comprehensive resolution “Stopping Genocide in the Sudan,” which called for a concerted effort to seek U.S. and international action to stop the killing, rape and destruction in the Darfur region of Sudan.  That resolution cited approximately 100,000 civilian deaths.  Today, it is estimated that over 200,000 people have…



Investment in Israel

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The JCPA’s 2005 “Economic Sanctions Including Divestment as Obstacles to the Advancement of Middle East Peace” resolution spoke to the Jewish community’s deep commitment to alleviating the suffering of all people and our support of efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Economic sanctions against companies doing business with Israel evince…



STOPPING GENOCIDE IN THE SUDAN

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  As Jews, living in the shadow of the near annihilation of our people, we know too well the peril and the horror of global indifference, when people turn their backs on those in danger or in need.  Today, this is the case in the Darfur region of Sudan, where genocide is taking place.  Mindful…



ECONOMIC SANCTIONS INCLUDING DIVESTMENT AS OBSTACLES TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF MIDDLE EAST PEACE

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  The Jewish community is deeply committed to alleviating the suffering of all people and we support efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  We seek a solution that will allow both peoples to live in peace and dignity and to fulfill the hopes and the aspirations of the Israeli and…



OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRESS IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS

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Background Recent developments — particularly the recent Summit in Sharm el-Sheik at which Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the newly elected leader of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas declared a cessation of violence — are cause for cautious optimism as Israel continues its longstanding search for security and peace with its neighbors.  The death…



Iran

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Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran’s leaders have viewed the United States and Israel as enemies and have provided extensive financing, training and overall support to terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, and Islamic Jihad.  For many years, Iran has been developing nuclear projects, raising the fear that these could be converted into…



International Debt Cancellation

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The JCPA’s 2001 “Commitment to Africa” resolution included support for international debt relief as a means of supporting responsible economic development.  The world’s poorest countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America continue to spend nearly $2 billion annually in debt service payments, crippling their ability to provide education, health care, and other essential services to…



JEWS IN VENEZUELA

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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Eleven years ago, the first major terrorist attack on the Western Hemisphere, took place when the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was destroyed by a car bomb, killing 29 people and wounding more than 200.  Two years later, a similar attack in Buenos Aires destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Mutual Aid Association (AMIA), killing…



International Religious Freedom

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Background Having been the quintessential victims of religious persecution over the centuries, Jews know what happens when good people silently stand by in the face of discrimination and oppression of others.  Jewish tradition teaches that in every generation we are obligated to view ourselves as if each of us had been personally brought forth out…



THE MIDDLE EAST

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  The JCPA supports a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Difficult compromises will be required to ensure a solution that will allow both peoples to live in peace and dignity – and to fulfill their national aspirations within the context of peaceful co-existence and mutual recognition. Indeed, any resolution of the conflict will require…