Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

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…



Court Stripping

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  Members of Congress have periodically sought to remove jurisdiction and discretion from the federal courts after unpopular rulings on issues such as school desegregation, the draft, Miranda warnings, school prayer, and abortion.  This trend towards attempting to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction has continued with the introduction of legislations that would deny the…



Therapeutic Cloning Research, Jewish Tradition and Public Policy

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  In light of debate within American society on the topic of stem cell research, the JCPA adopted a resolution on therapeutic cloning research in 2004.  The following clarifies the scientific content of that policy’s action recommendations:   The community relations field should: Support: Research using embryonic stem cells including those developed through Somatic Cell…



CELEBRATION OF  350 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA

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  • Posted on September 24, 2004

September 2004 will mark the 350th anniversary of Jewish communal settlement in North America. In September 1654, a boatload of impoverished Jews expelled from Recife, Brazil, landed on the shores of New Amsterdam seeking refuge. They wrote the first page of an extraordinary new chapter in the annals of the Jewish people. Since that time,…



International Debt Cancellation

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

The JCPA’s 2001 “Commitment to Africa” resolution included support for international debt relief as a means of supporting responsible economic development.  The world’s poorest countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America continue to spend nearly $2 billion annually in debt service payments, crippling their ability to provide education, health care, and other essential services to…



JEWS IN VENEZUELA

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

Eleven years ago, the first major terrorist attack on the Western Hemisphere, took place when the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was destroyed by a car bomb, killing 29 people and wounding more than 200.  Two years later, a similar attack in Buenos Aires destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Mutual Aid Association (AMIA), killing…



DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO FORM UNIONS AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  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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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  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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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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…