Category Archive for: International Policy

Sweatshops

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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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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

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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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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…



100th Anniversary of the Zionist Movement and the 50th Anniversary of the State Of Israel

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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

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This year, NJCRAC joins the entire world Jewish community in the celebration of the Centennial of the modem Zionist movement. August 1997 marks the 100th anniversary of the convening of the First World Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, when the World Zionist Organization was founded in 1897. Zionism has proven to be one of the…



U.S. Debt to the U.N.

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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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  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

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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…



Absorption of Ethiopian Community in Israel

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Background: The successful rescue of Ethiopian Jewry has been a source of pride for Jews worldwide. The Israeli government, with the partnership of the diaspora communities, has made extraordinary efforts toward their successful absorption into Israeli society. Ethiopian immigrants are the beneficiaries of generous housing mortgages and job training programs. However, given the complexity of…



Middle East Peace Process (Executive Committee 1995)

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The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) reaffirms its strong support of the peace process and efforts by the Rabin government to achieve a lasting peace with durable security for the Israeli people.   We welcome the recent historic Interim Agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. This is an important milestone. For the first…