Category Archive for: International Policy

50TH Anniversary of the State of Israel

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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

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…



Sweatshops

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  • Posted on October 27, 1997

Responding to the ethical imperative to respect and protect the basic rights of working men and women to safe, decent, secure working conditions, and noting our own community’s historical experience as immigrants to this country, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs reaffirms its commitment to the campaign to eliminate sweatshops and to end exploitative child…



Statement on the Middle East Peace Process

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  • Posted on June 22, 1997

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply dismayed by recent actions of Chairman Yasser Arafat and other Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders that fundamentally violate both the requirements and spirit-of their agreements with Israel. We deplore the decision not to cooperate fully with Israel to prevent terrorist activity in areas under PA jurisdiction and…



Restitution of Missing Jewish Assets in Swiss Banks

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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) welcomes the establishment of a Humanitarian Fund for Holocaust Victims by Switzerland’s three largest banks. Their action represents a hopeful sign of Swiss determination to resolve fully and fairly the matter of missing Jewish assets deposited in Swiss banks before and during World War II. A full…



Israel’s Missing-in-Action (1997 Plenum)

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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC), on this tenth anniversary year of the capture of Israel Air Force Captain Ron Arad, expresses its continued deep concern over the fate of Israeli MIAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are stiff missing in action. Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi…



U.S. Debt to the U.N.

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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

For more than 51 years the United Nations has served as a focal point for the study and debate of myriad issues that cross natural borders and demand the attention of a global community. In a world of inequalities the UN’s agenda is to right wrongs in the area of the environment, fighting diseases, human…



 Israel’s Missing-In-Action (Executive Committee 1996)

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  • Posted on October 14, 1996

  The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC), on this tenth anniversary of the capture of Israel Air Force Captain Ron Arad, expresses its continued deep concern over the fate of Israeli MIAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are still missing in action. Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi…



Falash Mura

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  • Posted on October 14, 1996

Background: The Falash Mura are the descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodox Church). These people, who reside in Gondar and other communities in the northern part of the country, were not accepted by the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews) or the Ethiopian Christians. Although there are no definitive figures, estimates are that…