Category Archive for: International Policy

Israeli Election

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Prime Minister – elect Ehud Barak on his victory in last month’s national election in Israel. We also express our appreciation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his many years of devoted service to Israel and the Jewish people. The JCPA applauds Prime Minister – elect Barak’s…



Iranian Jews

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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  • World Jewry

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges all people of good will, including religious, human rights, and political leaders to join with us in calling upon the Iranian Government immediately to release the group of Jews who are being falsely accused of spying for Israel and the United States. This is a charge that…



The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chairman Yasser Arafat for reaching an interim agreement within the framework of the Oslo Accords. We express our deep appreciation to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Dennis Ross and his team who continue to demonstrate extraordinary dedication to…



The Middle East Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) commends the Clinton Administration and the State Department for their tireless efforts to advance the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians within the framework of the Oslo Accords. In particular we express our gratitude to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Special Middle East Negotiator…



The Clinton Administration and the Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) commends the Clinton Administration and the State Department for their tireless efforts to advance the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians within the framework of the Oslo Accords. In particular we express our gratitude to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Special Middle East Negotiator…



Solidarity with Israel During the Iraq Crisis

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In Israel, bitter memories of Iraqi Scud missiles raining down on civilian population centers in 1991 remain fresh. Saddam Hussein evidently continues to possess the capacity to launch missiles armed with conventional and possibly non-conventional weapons as well. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its solidarity with the people of Israel who were…



Ethiopian Educational Integration in Israel

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The American Jewish community has long rejoiced in the miracle of the return of Ethiopian Jews to their homeland after centuries of separation. The Israeli government, with the partnership of the Diaspora communities, has made extraordinary efforts towards this community’s successful absorption into Israeli society. However, this integration effort is not yet complete, particularly in…



Establishment of an International Criminal Court

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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  • U.S. Foreign Policy

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) supports the initiative to establish a permanent and effective International Criminal Court (ICC), and urges the United States to take a lead role in this effort. The proposed ICC, scheduled to be the subject of a major diplomatic conference in Rome in 1998, would be empowered to prosecute…



50TH Anniversary of the State of Israel

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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  • World Jewry

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs joins the entire world Jewish community in celebration of the 50th Anniversary year of the establishment of the State of Israel. For a half century, the Jewish people have realized their dream of living in a sovereign Jewish homeland. With heartfelt joy we salute the people of Israel and…



Recent Attacks on Religious Institutions and Individuals in Israel

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  • Posted on October 27, 1997

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  • Israeli Domestic Concerns

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) adopted the attached statement on “Extremist Rhetoric, Violence and Civil Dialogue” at its 1996 Plenum, with the support of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements. Consistent with the principles articulated therein, the JCPA strongly condemns the recent acts of arson, vandalism and desecration perpetrated against religious institutions in…