Category Archive for: International Policy

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

  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

  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…



Stopping Genocide in The Sudan

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  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…



OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRESS IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

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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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

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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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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

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…