Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Racial Disparities in Healthcare

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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  • Healthcare

Census data for 2004 revealed that the number of uninsured Americans rose for the fourth year in a row resulting in 45.8 million Americans uninsured. In light of this growing problem the JCPA reaffirms its support for quality, affordable health care coverage, regardless of income, in accordance with our 2000 resolution on healthcare.  We call…



IMPLICATIONS OF HAMAS’ VICTORY IN THE PALESTINIAN LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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  • Israeli Domestic Concerns

  In January of 2006, Hamas, which is designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union (EU), won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council.   This alarming development led to the resignation of Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Ahmed Qurai (Abu Ala) and his cabinet, while Mahmoud…



Climate Change and Energy Independence

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The United States and many other countries have become increasingly dependent on oil in the Middle East. U.S. foreign policy is constrained by the burden of protecting oil supplies in nations whose autocratic governments are often hostile towards democracies and the West in general and the U.S. and Israel specifically. As stated at the 2001…



Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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  • Immigrants and Refugees

In 2004, the JCPA plenum adopted a comprehensive resolution “Advocacy for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries” that expressed support for the initiative “Justice for Jews from Arab Countries” (JJAC).[1] The goals of this initiative are to emphasize the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab states, to reestablish historical context, and seek reparations to help bring…



Stopping Genocide in The Sudan

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In 2005, the JCPA plenum adopted a comprehensive resolution “Stopping Genocide in the Sudan,” which called for a concerted effort to seek U.S. and international action to stop the killing, rape and destruction in the Darfur region of Sudan.  That resolution cited approximately 100,000 civilian deaths.  Today, it is estimated that over 200,000 people have…



Investment in Israel

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The JCPA’s 2005 “Economic Sanctions Including Divestment as Obstacles to the Advancement of Middle East Peace” resolution spoke to the Jewish community’s deep commitment to alleviating the suffering of all people and our support of efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Economic sanctions against companies doing business with Israel evince…



STOPPING GENOCIDE IN THE SUDAN

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  As Jews, living in the shadow of the near annihilation of our people, we know too well the peril and the horror of global indifference, when people turn their backs on those in danger or in need.  Today, this is the case in the Darfur region of Sudan, where genocide is taking place.  Mindful…



SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND STATE

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As Jews, members of a religious minority within the United States, we are particularly sensitive to the relationship between religion and state in this nation. The American tradition of religious freedom has enabled the Jewish community to flourish in the most religiously pluralistic nation in history.  The First Amendment’s guarantees of the free exercise of…



POLITICAL ASYLUM PROTECTION FOR VICTIMS OF GENDER VIOLENCE AND OTHER FORMS OF PERSECUTION

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

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  • Immigrants and Refugees

  During many periods of our history, the American Jewish community has benefited greatly from the United States’ refugee protection policies.  Millions of Jews have found safe haven in this country – including individuals displaced following the Holocaust and refugees from the former Soviet Union and other parts of the world.  This positive experience has…



Reproductive Choice

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

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  • Healthcare

Assaults on reproductive health services continue to grow on a local, state and federal level.  Moreover, access to abortion and affordable family planning has been severely restricted.  There is also a growing movement to bestow the rights of full personhood on the fetus.  In light of the debate within American society regarding a woman’s right…