Category Archive for: International Policy

ADVOCACY FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB COUNTRIES

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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BACKGROUND Jews have been part of Middle Eastern culture and life for nearly 4,000 years, since the beginnings of Judaism.  Indigenous Jewish communities have lived continuously in this region both inside and outside the Land of Israel.  These Jewish communities existed in relatively stable and substantial numbers until the middle of the twentieth century.  In…



PROTECTING ISRAEL’S ENVIRONMENT

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has, as one of the core elements of its mission, support for the safety and well being of Israel from any and all threats which endanger its citizens. One such threat, which for far too long has gone overlooked, is the increasingly dire status of Israel’s natural…



THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE’S CONSIDERATION OF ISRAEL’S SECURITY FENCE

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On December 8, 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Palestinian-initiated resolution (GA resolution A/ES-10/L.16) sending the issue of Israel’s security barrier to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague for an advisory opinion on the question: “What are the legal consequences arising from the construction of the wall being built by…



INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING

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   International health issues have become an important component of US foreign policy.  In past years, family planning has been a focus of US efforts to address these concerns.  Family planning programs positively influence the health of women and their families, and have a major impact on developing countries and the environment.  Family planning services…



THE RISE OF EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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  The past three years have seen a marked increase in the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the world and particularly in Europe.  This anti-Semitism has manifested itself in violent attacks and vandalism against synagogues, cemeteries, schools, and other Jewish institutions, properties, and individuals; in anti-Israel rhetoric bordering on anti-Semitism by public figures, the media, and…



GLOBAL AIDS

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  The AIDS emergency is fast becoming one of the worst health catastrophes in human history. Already, twenty five million people have died from AIDS. Around the world, more than forty-two million people are now infected with the virus that causes AIDS.  Every day 14,000 people are infected and 8,500 people die.  In Sub-Saharan Africa…



Social Justice in Israel

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  American Jews have a sense of profound pride in the State of Israel and its accomplishments since its establishment in 1948.  As Jews, we all share in Israel’s destiny and share responsibility for maintaining Israel’s survival and security as well as her democratic, spiritual, and moral character.   Israel’s Declaration of Independence promises a…



Israel

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Israel is facing an increasingly difficult and painful period, in which our Israeli brothers and sisters are bombarded daily with terror attacks, which have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent men, women, and children, and the wounding of thousands more.  We stand in solidarity with Israel and her people, in support of…



Iraq

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  Consistent with past JCPA policies on the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the JCPA supports diplomatic efforts by the U.S., its allies and the United Nations to secure the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, with the use of force by the U.S. and its allies only as a last resort.



Resolution on Advancing Women’s Rights

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges the United States to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a landmark Convention that has been ratified by 168 countries, including Israel.  The U.S. is the only industrial country failing to ratify the Convention, and is in the…