Memory of Thurgood Marshall

by Jared Feldman

 The passing of Thurgood Marshall is a great loss for all Americans. But for the Jewish community, the loss is especially sharp and poignant. The NJCRAC had a special affection for Justice Marshall. In many ways, Thurgood Marshall articulated for all of us the vocabulary of civil rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression, and the…

Statement on Homosexuals in the Military

by Jared Feldman

American democracy is predicated on the premise that every person is entitled to equality of rights, justice, and opportunity. This core principle informs our deeply-held position in opposition to discrimination based on race religion, national origin, gender, handicap, and sexual orientation in the work-place, public accommodation, housing, education, and other public- and private-sector settings. We therefore…

Racial Violence in Germany

by Jared Feldman

For more than a month we have watched the malicious and violent attacks on non-German residents in Rostock and other German cities mainly in the states of the former East Germany. An atmosphere of economic and social difficulties, such as those in Germany, has the potential for nurturing xenophobic hatred and racism. We cannot ignore…

Tibet

by Jared Feldman

The Jewish people, based, upon our own historic experience are especially, sensitive to repression of the right of ethnic or religious groups. Thus, it is with grave concern that the NJCRAC has followed reports of continuing oppression of the Tibetan people by the present Chinese government. After thirty-one years of domination of Tibet by China,…

Statement on Persian Gulf Crisis and Related Issues

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council strongly commends the Administration for its extraordinary achievement in mobilizing a coordinated and sustained international response, including the unified action of the United Nations, to Iraq’s recent unprovoked aggression against Kuwait. We endorse the objectives of U.S. policy to obtain withdrawal of Iraqis forces from Kuwait, to protect…

Statement on Harassment of Arab-Americans

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council decries recent nation-wide attacks, both verbal and physical, on Arab-Americans. The democratic and cultural pluralism inherent in American society is central to the security and well-being of all groups and individuals who comprise the American population. We must not allow strong feelings engendered by the current crisis in…