Category Archive for: International Policy

Israel and the Peace Process

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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

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…



Acts of Terrorism in Argentina

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) stands in solidarity with the Jewish community in Argentina. Terrorism has plagued Argentina’s recent history. In 1992 the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was bombed, killing 29 people and leaving many seriously wounded. In 1994 the building which housed both the delegation of the Argentine Israelite Associations…



Statement on the Middle East Crisis

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  • Posted on October 30, 2000

  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its support for the Israeli government and its solidarity with the Israeli people during this difficult period, which has seen widespread violence in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and parts of northern Israel. Whether the victims of this tragic situation were Arabs or Jews,…



Austria

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

The formation of a new Austrian government coalition, comprised of the conservative Peoples Party and the far right Freedom Party of populist leader Joerg Haider, has sounded alarm bells throughout Europe and beyond. Founded in 1956, the Freedom Party was composed of ex–Nazis and Nazi supporters, but was not a major political factor until Joerg…



Welcoming Pope John Paul II’s Upcoming Trip to Israel

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes the upcoming visit of Pope John Paul II to Israel. This trip will mark the first papal visit to Israel and to its capital, Jerusalem, since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Jewish State. Jews worldwide have been moved by…



Middle East Peace Process

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly supports Israel’s commitment to the ongoing negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, the renewed negotiations with Syria, and the pursuit of a secure and lasting peace with her Arab neighbors. On the Palestinian track, we commend the September 4, 1999 signing of the Sharm el-Sheikh Agreement by Israel…



Lipstadt/Irving Trial

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

  The current trial taking place in a London, England courtroom, where Professor Deborah Lipstadt has been accused by David Irving of libel for referring to him as a Holocaust denier, provides a powerful reminder of the vigilance required to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. Professor Lipstadt has, in her writings, performed an invaluable…