Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Condemns Attacks in Israel and Argentina

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  • Posted on January 22, 2015

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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  • Posted on January 20, 2015

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

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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  • Posted on January 9, 2015

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…



Obama Economic Plan Will Take Care of Nation’s Most Vulnerable

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  • Posted on January 9, 2009

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama’s planned initiatives to stimulate the economy is good news for the nation’s most vulnerable, says a leading Jewish group. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes President-elect Obama’s economic recovery plan and encourages swift passage by Members of the 111th Congress. On Thursday, Obama released details of the economic…



The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement

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  • Posted on October 26, 1998

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chairman Yasser Arafat for reaching an interim agreement within the framework of the Oslo Accords. We express our deep appreciation to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Dennis Ross and his team who continue to demonstrate extraordinary dedication to…



Statement on the Middle East Peace Process

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  • Posted on June 22, 1997

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply dismayed by recent actions of Chairman Yasser Arafat and other Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders that fundamentally violate both the requirements and spirit-of their agreements with Israel. We deplore the decision not to cooperate fully with Israel to prevent terrorist activity in areas under PA jurisdiction and…



Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

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  • Posted on February 21, 1994

The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented…



Memory of Thurgood Marshall

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  • Posted on February 15, 1993

  The passing of Thurgood Marshall is a great loss for all Americans. But for the Jewish community, the loss is especially sharp and poignant. The NJCRAC had a special affection for Justice Marshall. In many ways, Thurgood Marshall articulated for all of us the vocabulary of civil rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression, and…