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The JCPA Condemns Slaughter of Students in Kenya

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As Jews prepared for their Seders and Christians observed Good Friday, news came that the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab murdered 147 Christians at a university in Kenya. Another 79 were wounded.  According to news reports, the Islamist militant group singled out Christian students at Garissa University.  According to one student, “if you were Christian, you…



The JCPA’s Statement on Iran Framework Agreement Announcement

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After listening to President Obama’s remarks on the recently announced framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the JCPA reiterates its support for the earnest efforts of the Administration to find a diplomatic solution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. We recognize the hard work and perseverance of the P5 + 1 representatives that participated…



JCPA and IAN Condemn Virginia State Bar Decision to Cancel Trip to Israel

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Israel Action Network deplore the decision made by the Virginia State Bar to cancel its Midyear Legal Seminar in Jerusalem. This decision was based on a faulty assessment of material facts. Members of the Virginia Bar would have been welcomed to Israel the same as they would…



Hunger Seder in U.S. Capitol Demands an End to Childhood Hunger in America

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‘Let all who are hungry, come and eat.’ This invitation, part of the traditional Passover seder, inspired a call for Congress to provide nutrition support for child hunger at the 6th annual National Hunger Seder in the U.S. Capitol. The event, organized by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON: A Jewish Response to…



 JCPA and COEJL Welcome Administration’s Effort to Reduce U.S. Federal Government’s Energy Consumption

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  • Posted on March 24, 2015

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Washington, D.C.  – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), and its initiative the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), applaud the President’s recent announcement of an Executive Order (3/19/15) to cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next decade.  This reduction is expected to save the federal…



JCPA Reflects on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Today, seventy years after Auschwitz, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs honors the memory of those who perished at the hands of the Nazis and…



JCPA Condemns Attacks in Israel and Argentina

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NEW YORK –Today, just one day after attacks in Tel Aviv and Argentina, the United Nations General Assembly held a special session on the rise of worldwide anti-Semitism. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemned the terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv and Argentina, and urged all to come together to reject the hatred that…



JCPA Voices its Agenda for the Coming Year Following State of the Union

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NEW YORK – President Obama delivered his seventh State of the Union address this evening, laying out his plans not only for the next year, but through the end of his presidency. Following the address, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Chair Susan W. Turnbull and President Rabbi Steve Gutow released the following statement:…



JCPA Expresses Concern over House’s Passage of Bill Defunding Immigration Reforms

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  • Posted on January 14, 2015

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NEW YORK – Today, the United States House of Representatives approved a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that withholds funding for the Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), which has been dedicated…



JCPA Stands with Paris

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NEW YORK – Just two days after the terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a gunman took several people hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its support for the French community, horror and anger at these acts of terrorism, and sorrow…