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JCPA Statement on Attack Ad March 1, 2015

The JCPA Strongly Condemns Attack Ad 
Calls for Renewed Empahsis on Civility and Dialouge

March 1, 2015, New York - The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns and is appalled by the attack ad placed by This World: The Values Network in the New York Times against Susan Rice, the National Security Advisor. This attack was inaccurate, reprehensible in its depiction, morally offensive to the victims of genocide, and a personal attack against one of Israel’s strongest advocates. 

“Susan Rice is a courageous ally who has advocated vigilantly for the strength and security of the State of Israel. Isaiah teaches us that we should be a “light onto the nations” this is not the light that the prophet is advocating. This unconscionable ad is corrosive to the security of Israel and to the level of our political debate.  It demonstrates a tragic new low in the gutter politics that plagues our nation,” said Rabbi Steve Gutow, President of the JCPA. 
“I have known and worked with Susan Rice for 15 years and I am appalled by this attack. Throughout her career she has shown that her ... 

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January 27, 2015: JCPA Reflects on International Holocaust Remembrance Day


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 renews its commitment to confronting intolerance and resurgent anti-Semitism. JCPA Chair Susan W. Turnbull and President Rabbi Steve Gutow released the following statement:

 

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January 22, 2015: JCPA Condemns Attacks in Israel and Argentina


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 gives rise to such senseless violence, praising the UN for this important step forward in holding such a critical conversation. 

 

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