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IRAN INITIATIVE: Ahmadinejad: Zionist Regime Will Be Uprooted. Israel must "stop its crimes" against the Palestinians or "the strong hand of nations will root them out,"...

JCPA/UJC ISRAEL ADVOCACY INITIATIVE: Michael Oren Appointed Israel's Ambassador to the US. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman met this weekend to agree on the appointment of Dr. Michael Oren to the post of Israel's ambassador to the United States...

SAVE DARFUR: Going to Jail to Fight for Genocide:  By Rabbi David Saperstein and John Prendergast.  Despite what some UN diplomats and squeamish academics might be saying, the genocide by attrition continues in Darfur, through the use of rape and denial of humanitarian assistance as weapons of war...

This Week in Washington.  Last week marked President Obama's 100th day in office.  This week, President Obama is expected to be in Washington most of the week...

EVENTS: At the 2009 June Board Meeting:   JCPA leadership will hear from Israeli UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev.  Shalev will discuss Israel's standing in the international community, including its relationship with the United Nations...

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Raffel Op-Ed on Iran; Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut; Hate Crimes Bill

IRAN INITIATIVE: Op-Ed: Act to Stop a Nuclear Iran. Martin Raffel, JCPA's Senior Vice President, writes in JTA, "Why hasn't prevention of a nuclear-armed Iran become a priority of the highest order for the American Jewish community, particularly at the grass roots? Many national agencies, including mine, have long urged more intense activism. One hears many reasons for the relatively low-key response, including an overwhelming media focus on the domestic and global economic crisis. Iran does tend to be underplayed in the press...

JCPA/UJC ISRAEL ADVOCACY INITIATIVE: Yom Ha'Zikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut Begin. Tonight, April 27, marks the beginning of Yom Ha'Zikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, when we commemorate all those who have fallen...

SAVE DARFUR: Encourage Vanguard Customers to Vote for Divestment from Funds that Aid Genocide.   Millions of Vanguard proxy ballots will be mailed and emailed to American households. The ballots provide Vanguard customers with a unique opportunity to vote for genocide-free investing...

This Week in Washington.  This week, Congress is in session and will consider several major pieces of legislation including FY2010 Budget and the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  President Obama is also in Washington this week.  The Supreme Court will also be in session this week and will hear oral arguments...

ShalevJCPA Programs: On Monday, June 8th, JCPA leadership will hear from Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gabriela Shalev.  Shalev will discuss Israel's standing in the international community, including its relationship with the United Nations...

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