Listen to Analytical Teleconference on Former Secretary of State Kerry’s Speech

by Jared Feldman

David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joined a teleconference December 29 to discuss and analyze U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech about Israel and its implications. The event was organized by The Jewish Federations of North America together with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. . .…

Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

by Jared Feldman

Mass incarceration is not just a federal issue. In fact, more people are incarcerated in state and local facilities than federal prisons. We believe that greater Jewish involvement can help communities understand the issue from a local perspective. To facilitate this, we have prepared a three-part series on Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights. 

JCPA2017 The Path Forward: Jewish Engagement in Civil Rights

by Jared Feldman

JCPA2017 The Path Forward – Jewish Engagement in Civil Rights Washington, D.C. February 25 – 28, 2017 You are invited to attend JCPA’s national conference to discuss and debate major issues, build skills, and join with leaders around the country. At JCPA 2017 you can: Educate yourself about civil rights concerns under the new administration Start…

JCPA Martin Luther King Day Statement

by Jared Feldman

During our country’s annual remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there is an opportunity to reflect both on the successes of the civil rights movement and the unfinished work that lies before us. Restoring the integrity of the Voting Rights Act and criminal justice reform are two of the…

A Few Observations About Secretary of State John Kerry’s Speech

by Haya Luftig

By David Bernstein Prior to Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks today, rumors were swirling that the Secretary would formally recognize a Palestinian State. That did not come to pass Instead, Kerry delivered an impassioned, 70 minute exhortation that the two parties must reach a two state solution. Time and facts on the ground are threatening such a…

JCPA Israel Mission 2016: Overview

by Jared Feldman

JCPA Israel Mission 2016:  December 4-10 Overview Melanie Roth Gorelick JCPA Senior Vice President As American Jewry is grappling with how to deter delegitmization efforts against Israel and is experiencing polarization on how best to support the Jewish state, JCPA headed to Israel on its annual JCPA Israel Leadership Mission from December 4-11. The 20-person…

JCPA Israel Mission Notes

by Jared Feldman

DAY 1 Dear friends, Day one of the JCPA Israel Mission 2016 started with lectures at our hotel. At 8:00 a.m we began with David Denker, Senior Associate of the Government Relations Israel Office of JFNA who advised mission members to remember that Jews in the world today are better off than at any point for 3000 years…

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Calls Upon President Obama to Veto Destructive UN Resolution

by Jared Feldman

New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel’s settlement construction and urges the United States to exercise its veto of the resolution The draft resolution, originally circulated by Egypt, and now reintroduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal, is one-sided and…

Day 1-2

by Haya Luftig

Though it may seem like days if not weeks ago, our day today began with a series of lectures at our hotel. At 8:00 a.m we began with David Denker, Senior Associate of the Government Relations Israel Office of JFNA who advised mission members to remember that Jews in the world today are better off…