Action to Overcome Racial Division

by Jared Feldman

 Events in the last several months have served to underscore the profound racial divide which continues to exist within our country. This divide increasingly undermines the efforts of people of goodwill to work together to ensure an open, inclusive, pluralistic society which safeguards the well-being of all its citizens. It is imperative that we move…

Middle East Peace Process (Executive Committee 1995)

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) reaffirms its strong support of the peace process and efforts by the Rabin government to achieve a lasting peace with durable security for the Israeli people. We welcome the recent historic Interim Agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. This is an important milestone. For the first time, Palestinians…

Bosnia (Executive Committee 1995)

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council is heartened by the U.S. brokered cease-fire which has restored electricity and other basic services to many Bosnian cities and towns. The long siege on Sarajevo has been lifted and routes to many Muslim enclaves have been opened. In September, Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke persuaded the…

Addressing the Causes and Prevention of Crime and Violence

by Jared Feldman

PolicyThe National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council shares the nationwide concern over problems of crime and violence which plague schools, cities, and suburban communities. The potential for inner city neighborhood revitalization is too often impeded by criminal activity that undermines efforts to enhance economic development, create jobs, and improve schools. The use of illegal handguns…

Jewish-Arab Relations

by Jared Feldman

 The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council and the National Association of Arab Americans jointly condemn unequivocally all terrorist acts, defined as politically motivated acts of violence against civilians, whatever their origin, and urge even more vigorous U.S. government efforts to combat the scourge of international and domestic terrorism;reject all forms of stereotyping and discrimination based…

Violence Against Reproductive Health Facilities

by Jared Feldman

 The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, meeting in plenary session in Washington, D.C., strongly condemns the outrageous terrorist attacks committed against reproductive health clinics, health care providers and clients. As a society we cannot allow a climate of fear to undermine a woman’s legal right to exercise reproductive choice. This is a right upheld…

Bosnia (Plenum 1995)

by Jared Feldman

For nearly three years the NJCRAC has been actively opposed to the blatant Serbian aggression in Bosnia. Since the brutal war began some 200,000 Bosnians have been killed, and over a million have been forced from their homes. For two years Serb forces have been bombarding Bosnian cities, including areas designated by the United Nations…

 Argentina

by Jared Feldman

 The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, meeting in plenary session in Washington, D.C., expresses the solidarity of the American Jewish community with the Jewish community in Argentina. Our brethren in Buenos Aires have been targeted for vicious terrorist attacks. The bomb that destroyed the seven story building housing the Delegation of Argentine Israelite Associations…

Balanced Budget Amendment (Plenum 1995)

by Jared Feldman

Consistent with longstanding consensus policy, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) opposes current efforts to enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Amending the Constitution, for any purpose, is a most profound matter. Such action alters the fundamental law of the land. While the NJCRAC agrees there is an urgent need…

Terrorism

by Jared Feldman

Increasing international terrorist activity has become a growing concern for Americans, and for the American Jewish community in particular, as Jewish communities in other countries have been targeted for attack and the terrorists responsible have links to extremist organizations in the Middle East. In the past year alone, we have witnessed terrorist attacks in Buenos…