Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO FORM UNIONS AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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  • Labor

In the wake of World War II, on December 10, 1948 delegates of the newly-formed United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration is a central document of the modern human rights movement. The Declaration sets forth inalienable economic, social, civil and political rights of every individual, no matter where he or…



OPPOSITION TO MAKING PERMANENT THE RECENT FEDERAL TAX CUTS

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  As Jews and Americans, we are committed to aiding members of our community in need through the work of our synagogues, CRCs and other private organizations, while relying on our federal government to ensure that it has the fiscal means to meet the needs of all its citizens.  To feed the hungry, clothe the…



THE RULE OF LAW

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  The JCPA mission statement recognizes that “the Jewish community has a direct stake and an ethical imperative to assure that America remains a country wedded to The Bill of Rights and committed to the rule of law, a nation whose institutions continue to function as a public trust.” An important national conversation continues about…



International Religious Freedom

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Background Having been the quintessential victims of religious persecution over the centuries, Jews know what happens when good people silently stand by in the face of discrimination and oppression of others.  Jewish tradition teaches that in every generation we are obligated to view ourselves as if each of us had been personally brought forth out…



THE MIDDLE EAST

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  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…



ADVOCACY FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB COUNTRIES

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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  • World Jewry

BACKGROUND Jews have been part of Middle Eastern culture and life for nearly 4,000 years, since the beginnings of Judaism.  Indigenous Jewish communities have lived continuously in this region both inside and outside the Land of Israel.  These Jewish communities existed in relatively stable and substantial numbers until the middle of the twentieth century.  In…



PROTECTING ISRAEL’S ENVIRONMENT

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has, as one of the core elements of its mission, support for the safety and well being of Israel from any and all threats which endanger its citizens. One such threat, which for far too long has gone overlooked, is the increasingly dire status of Israel’s natural…



THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE’S CONSIDERATION OF ISRAEL’S SECURITY FENCE

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On December 8, 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Palestinian-initiated resolution (GA resolution A/ES-10/L.16) sending the issue of Israel’s security barrier to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague for an advisory opinion on the question: “What are the legal consequences arising from the construction of the wall being built by…



INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING

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   International health issues have become an important component of US foreign policy.  In past years, family planning has been a focus of US efforts to address these concerns.  Family planning programs positively influence the health of women and their families, and have a major impact on developing countries and the environment.  Family planning services…



Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  Migration has been a central element of the Jewish experience since biblical times when famine forced the Jewish people to flee Canaan and resettle in Egypt.  This experience has been mirrored in American-Jewish life with the immigration of Jews to the United States in search of religious freedom and economic opportunity.  As a reflection…