Category Archive for: U.S. Foreign Policy

Darfur

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 28, 2009

Four years now have elapsed, and the atrocities in Darfur-the scene of the 21st century’s first genocide-continue to take place on a daily basis.   International efforts have so far proven insufficient to bring about an end to the suffering in Darfur. Diplomatic and economic measures have not yet proven effective in changing the policies and…



IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM

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  • Posted on March 27, 2007

  In 2005, the JCPA adopted a resolution urging the United States and the international community to give a high priority to efforts aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. Indeed, the prospect of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons — and developing missiles to launch those weapons against countries throughout the region, Europe and…



DIVESTMENT FROM SUDAN

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  • Posted on February 25, 2007

The JCPA is deeply concerned and outraged by the ongoing tragedy in Darfur. The U.S. Congress, State Department, and President, as well as other world leaders, have recognized the situation as genocide. The JCPA passed resolutions calling upon communities to take a number of actions that urge the United States government and the international community…



Iran

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran’s leaders have viewed the United States and Israel as enemies and have provided extensive financing, training and overall support to terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, and Islamic Jihad.  For many years, Iran has been developing nuclear projects, raising the fear that these could be converted into…



THE MIDDLE EAST

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  The JCPA supports a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Difficult compromises will be required to ensure a solution that will allow both peoples to live in peace and dignity – and to fulfill their national aspirations within the context of peaceful co-existence and mutual recognition. Indeed, any resolution of the conflict will require…



Iraq

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  • Posted on October 18, 2002

  Consistent with past JCPA policies on the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the JCPA supports diplomatic efforts by the U.S., its allies and the United Nations to secure the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, with the use of force by the U.S. and its allies only as a last resort.



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…



Establishment of an International Criminal Court

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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…



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…



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…