Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Stopping Genocide in The Sudan

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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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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  • Posted on February 25, 2006

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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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  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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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

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

  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

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…



Confronting Poverty By Funding Anti-Poverty Programs

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

The JCPA supports policies and programs that help move individuals and families out of poverty; that provide work opportunities at wages that allow for self-sufficiency; that provide adequate financial and social service supports; and that attack problems of inadequate education, housing, healthcare, and persistent, fundamental illiteracy.  In light of continued federal and state budget deficits…



Medicaid

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

Since biblical times, Jewish tradition finds a profound value in the preservation of health and life of all individuals. We recognize that to save a life is as if to save an entire world.  For decades, the JCPA has been dedicated to improving the American healthcare system and Medicaid in particular.  Medicaid is our nation’s…



OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRESS IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

Background Recent developments — particularly the recent Summit in Sharm el-Sheik at which Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the newly elected leader of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas declared a cessation of violence — are cause for cautious optimism as Israel continues its longstanding search for security and peace with its neighbors.  The death…