Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

by Jared Feldman

In 2004, the JCPA plenum adopted a comprehensive resolution “Advocacy for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries” that expressed support for the initiative “Justice for Jews from Arab Countries” (JJAC).[1] The goals of this initiative are to emphasize the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab states, to reestablish historical context, and seek reparations to help bring about a just solution to the Middle East crisis.

 

This initiative is expected to be launched in 2006 as a global campaign to raise awareness and collect important data relative to Jewish refugees from Arab states.  Therefore, JCPA urges the community relations field to undertake national and local programs in coordination with JJAC to achieve the goals of the initiative.

[1] Justice for Jews from Arab Countries (JJAC) is a coalition of Jewish communal organizations operating under the auspices of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the American Sephardi Federation, the World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries (WOJAC), in partnership with the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith International, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the World Sephardic Congress.


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Jared Feldman