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ACWJ Chairman Jack Rosen on UNESCO’s vote to grant membership to the Palestinian State

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

"UNESCO's vote to grant membership to a non-existent Palestinian state is another regrettable example of Palestinian leadership shooting itself in the foot.  Instead of sitting down with Israel to negotiate the terms of settling their dispute, President Abbas continues to insist on a counterproductive strategy that makes genuine statehood less likely and more difficult," said Jack Rosen, Chairman of the American Council for World Jewry.


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ACWJ Chairman Jack Rosen on the Release of Captive Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Regarding the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held by Hamas forces for the past five years, American Council for World Jewry Chairman Jack Rosen said this:


"The release of Gilad Shalit and his return after five terrible years in solitary confinement is a great relief for his traumatized family, even at the cost of having to shorten the prison terms of confirmed murderers. Those who are skeptical about the wisdom of a deal that might lead to fresh acts of terrorism will cheer this day if it can lead both sides to use this moment to pivot away from hostilities and adopt bold, new policies that produce peace and security for all."

It is our hope that on this day we are now one step closer to achieving peace.


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Could 2011 be the Year of Asia?

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

With a changed landscape on Capitol Hill, and the opening of Part Two of President Obama's first term, changes are underway in Washington foreign policy circles. As he looks to engage Africa, his outreach to Asia during his first two years is beginning to pay off, especially with India. As always, China has its own designs on the region.

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