Category Archive for: World Jewry

 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…



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…



Iranian Jews

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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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…



50TH Anniversary of the State of Israel

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  • Posted on February 23, 1998

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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…



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…



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…



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…



 Argentina

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  • Posted on February 7, 1995

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  The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, meeting in plenary session in Washington, D.C., expresses the solidarity of the American Jewish community with the Jewish community in Argentina. Our brethren in Buenos Aires have been targeted for vicious terrorist attacks. The bomb that destroyed the seven story building housing the Delegation of Argentine Israelite…