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October 30, 2014 JCPA Condemns Apparent Terror Attack in Jerusalem

As violence continues to grip the Middle East and with Israel experiencing a deadly apparent terror attack today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs condemns this tragic violence and continues to hope and pray for peace and calm throughout the region.

 

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10:47 AM Oct 23, 2014 - 0 comments permalink


JCPA Denounces New AFDI Ads, Citing Prejudiced Views and Harmful Stereotypes

NEW YORK – Ahead of the launch of a new American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) advertisement campaign next week, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expressed concern over the advertisements and the message they convey.

“The Muslim community in America is ethnically, religiously, and politically diverse and we are troubled by ads such as AFDI's newest campaign that may leave a different impression,” said JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow.  “While we realize that the placement of AFDI’s ads on MTA property may be protected by the First Amendment, we also recognize that ads which may result in scapegoating or stereotyping an entire group for the actions of a few are not acceptable. The actions of terrorist groups do not, and never will, justify intolerance toward all Muslims and Islam as a whole. We, as a community, have suffered enough because others chose to stereotype us. We will not do the same thing to others.”

“These ads are more than simply an embarrassment for the New York community, they reflect a sentiment that is intolerable,” said JCPA Chair Susan W. Turnbull.  “We need to always strive to promote mutual understanding and respect rather than conflict. We commend those in the Muslim community who have spoken clearly against interpretations of Islam that have been used to justify terrorism or anti-Jewish attitude. We must work together to advance our  common commitment to civil liberties, the struggle against all forms of terrorism, racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim prejudice, and other forms of bias.”

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JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 17 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.

 

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11:58 AM Sep 24, 2014 - 0 comments permalink


September 19, 2014: JCPA Applauds Passage of House Resolution Denouncing Anti-Semitism


NEW YORK – With the unanimous passage of House Resolution 707, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) hailed the House of Representatives’ bipartisan work to stand against all forms of anti-Semitism and further denounce anti-Jewish actions in response to events in the Middle East and around the world.

“Our elected leaders have spoken clearly for themselves and for our nation that anti-Semitism is anathema to our values and will not be tolerated,” said JCPA Chair Susan W. Turnbull. “The leadership of Congress including members Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Kay Granger (R-TX), along with the 174 co-sponsors of this resolution has shown the Jewish community that we have strong allies in Congress and has shown the world that we will not stand idly by while bigotry grows and danger erupts.”

 

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11:19 AM Sep 19, 2014 - 0 comments permalink


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JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 14 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.

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