Category Archive for: International Policy

Support for Israel

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) reaffirms its support for the Israeli people’s historic search for peace and security, and for the efforts of the democratically elected government of Israel to fulfill that quest.   Notwithstanding continuing Palestinian terrorism, Israel’s desire for peace has never diminished.  What is so urgently needed to attain that…



International Anti-Semitism

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  • Posted on February 18, 2002

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  • World Jewry

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is greatly concerned by persistent anti-Semitism around the world, and particularly in Arab and Muslim countries in the Middle East.     In the Middle East, anti-Semitic articles and caricatures always have been present in the media: in those countries and entities with which Israel is formally at peace…



Campus Pro-Israel Activism

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After the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising in September 2000, and in the midst of the continuing Arab/Israeli conflict and the dramatic setbacks in the Oslo peace process, anti-Israel advocates on the nation’s campuses greatly intensified their anti-Israel efforts. These activities have included anti-Israel protests, the launching of a nation-wide campaign to convince universities…



Solidarity with the Jewish Community in Argentina

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  • Posted on February 17, 2002

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 Following months of spontaneous protests and political unrest, including the resignation of two Presidents within a short period of time, Eduardo Duhalde was sworn in as the leader of Argentina on January 1, 2002.  On January 7, the Argentine Congress officially ended the country’s peg of the peso to the U.S. dollar, allowing the government…



Sweatshops and Child Labor

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  Responding to the ethical imperative to respect and protect the basic rights of working men and women, and noting the experience of our immigrant forebears as sweatshop laborers, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) reaffirms its commitment to safe, decent, secure working conditions and to the campaign to eliminate sweatshops and end exploitative…



Calling for Continuing Support by American Jews of Jewish-Arab Co-existence Projects in Israel

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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  • Israeli Domestic Concerns

In the wake of the Palestinian violence which erupted in September, 2000, and spread among Israel’s Arab citizens, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) calls for continuing support by the organized Jewish community for coexistence projects in Israel designed to improve relationships between Israeli Jews and Arabs.   Nearly twenty percent of the total…



Israel and the Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) pledges to reinvigorate its solidarity with and action on behalf of Israel. As with all of his predecessors, we express support for Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon’s search for a secure and lasting peace in the Middle East. We also deeply appreciate Prime Minster Ehud Barak’s contributions over many…



The Iran 10

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has been extremely concerned by the fate of 10 Iranian Jews from the city of Shiraz unjustly convicted of spying for Israel. These Jews, ranging in age from 23 to 49, shopkeepers, teachers and religion instructors, are innocent of these charges. Since their imprisonment became public, there have…



Commitment to Africa

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In the Talmud, it is written that all people are descendants from a single person so that no person can say, “My ancestor is greater than yours” (Sanhedrin 37a). “God created us all from the four corners of the earth – yellow clay, and white sand, black loam, and red soil. Therefore, the earth can…



Anti-Semitism Related to Middle Eastern Tensions

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is greatly concerned by the spate of anti-Semitic incidents, which appear to be related to Israel-Palestinian tensions.   Immediately after the outbreak of Palestinian violence in late September 2000, those apparently seeking to protest Israeli policy targeted a number of Jewish institutions around the world. Incidents were documented…