Category Archive for: International Policy

Acts of Terrorism in Argentina

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  • Posted on February 26, 2001

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  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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  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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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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  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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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

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  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…



 Jewish Security In Argentina

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

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  In 1992, terrorists bombed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29 people, and wounding dozens more. In 1994, 86 people were killed and scores more hurt when the AMIA Jewish Community Center was bombed. More than 6 years later, the perpetrators of these crimes have yet to be brought to justice. However, in…



Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) reaffirms its strong support for the peace process and expresses the hope that negotiations between Israel and the Arab parties will move forward in the period ahead. Differences between the parties must be resolved through direct, bilateral negotiations based on the Oslo Accords and UN Security Council Resolutions…



 Kosovo

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes the agreement approved by the United Nations Security Council, which calls for the removal of Serbian forces from Kosovo and the safe return of ethnic Albanian refugees to their homes. We applaud the NATO alliance for standing up against the policy of “ethnic cleansing” perpetrated by Yugoslav…



The Jews of Quara

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply concerned that thousands of Jews from Quara continue to languish in Ethiopia, despite commitments by Israeli government officials in November 1998 to hasten their aliyah. During the last six months, only several hundred Quara Jews have been relocated to Israel; between 3,000 and 3,500 remain in…