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A Note from Israel

October 20, 2023 Dear friends, I’m writing to you from Israel, as I conclude a two-day solidarity mission with my fellow CEOs of Jewish American organizations. We were here because it’s vital to show the Israeli people that the Jewish American community is with them. As one survivor of Hamas’

JCPA Condemns Bigotry and Disinformation in Wake of Terror Attacks in Israel

  For Immediate ReleaseOctober 11, 2023 In response to growing concerns about bigotry, disinformation, and hate crimes related to the situation in Israel and Gaza, Amy Spitalnick, CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), issued the following statement:  “Let’s be abundantly clear: antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all forms of


Dear friends, I don’t have sufficient words to describe the horror of the past two days. To wake up on Saturday morning — Shabbat and Shemini Atzeret — to a barrage of headlines: Some 2,500 rockets batter Israel, terrorists infiltrate from Gaza, Israeli civilians killed “We are being slaughtered”: Israel


For Immediate Release: October 7, 2023 Statement from JCPA Board Chair Leslie Dannin Rosenthal and CEO Amy Spitalnick: “Our hearts are utterly broken watching the horrific news out of Israel. As Israeli families were marking Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, they were brutally and deliberately attacked in communities across the

JCPA CEO Amy Spitalnick Remarks at Rally for Israeli Democracy

September 22, 2023 We are here between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, a time when we’re called to consider who we’ll be in the year ahead — at a moment when the Jewish community itself is facing existential questions of who we are and what we stand for. In the U.S. and

JCPA Statement on Israel’s Democracy

Over the past several months Jews around the world, and especially in the United States, have been alarmed and dismayed by the threats to Israel’s democracy that have roiled the country and provoked unprecedented civil protest among Israelis.   Israelis are wrestling with efforts to remove the independence of its judiciary and

JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

Last Tuesday, the Israeli people went to the polls and voted in a free and fair election in which 71% of the electorate cast ballots. JCPA reiterates its support for a democratic Israel committed to a just and inclusive society that promotes human rights for all residents of Israel.  As


JCPA supports Israel as the Jewish homeland and works to deter efforts to undermine the Jewish people’s right to self-determination. We believe in a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through diplomacy and the creation of two independent, democratic, and economically viable states: the Jewish state of Israel and a Palestinian state, coexisting