Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Genetic Testing, Discrimination and the Jewish Community

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  • Posted on June 23, 1997

Recent advances in genetic science have created hopeful new medical possibilities and have also raised serious concerns. As researchers race to map the whole human genome and identify mutations which might be predictive of the onset of disease, genetic tests, utilized within a controlled research environment and now commercially available, may determine whether an individual…



Restitution of Missing Jewish Assets in Swiss Banks

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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

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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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

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…



Domestic Violence

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  • Posted on February 19, 1997

The effort to address the problem of domestic violence remains a profound challenge for the organized Jewish community, as well as for our many coalition partners. We are particularly concerned that silence, denial and shame within our community have proven to be serious obstacles to increasing awareness and knowledge of the issue. With domestic abuse…



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…



Ensuring Justice for All: Principles for the Development of Clean Air and other Regulations Affecting Public Health

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  • Posted on February 17, 1997

Background Note: The public has until March 12, 1997 to comment on the new clean air standards proposed by the EPA. It is anticipated that there will be an attempt made in Congress to weaken the EPA proposals by exercising the recently-passed Congressional authority to amend or veto regulations which affect small businesses. Many environmental…



Environmental Leadership and Justice

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  • Posted on October 14, 1996

Recent attacks on environmental protections have raised profound questions about the fulfillment of our solemn moral obligation to serve as responsible stewards of our natural heritage and to bequeath to future generations an improved, rather than a degraded, world. Furthermore, the nation has not engaged in a comprehensive effort to end environmental injustices, leaving some…



¬†Israel’s Missing-In-Action (Executive Committee 1996)

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  • Posted on October 14, 1996

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 Feldman…



Ethiopian Falash Mura

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  • Posted on October 14, 1996

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…