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David L. Marcus


Statement by Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service on the Death and Legacy of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The global AJWS community is heartbroken by the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the eve of the Jewish New Year. This loss feels particularly painful as we reflect on the difficulties of the past year and on our enduring commitment, shared by Justice Ginsburg, to build a more just …Read More

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Pompeo’s Commission is Purely Political and Endangers Human Rights Protections Worldwide, According to Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) decries report from Commission on Unalienable Rights Late last night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights issued the final version of its report on the role of human rights and U.S. foreign policy. Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), issued the …Read More

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Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group Demands Accountability by Burma for the Genocide of the Rohingya People of Burma

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) calls on the U.S. Secretaries of State and Treasury and the U.S. Congress to act Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement on the third anniversary of the mass exodus of over …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Praises Groundbreaking U.S. House Legislation to Promote Abortion as Health Care and a Human Right Worldwide  

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Welcomes Human Rights Legislation that Repeals the Helms Amendment In response to the introduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020 in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representative Jan Schakowsky, along with Representatives Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Diana DeGette, Norma Torres and Ayanna Pressley, Rori …Read More

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Commission on Unalienable Rights Releases Draft Recommendations That Would Destroy Human Rights Protections, says Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) urges public outcry over the draft report Today, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights released its draft recommendations about the role of human rights and U.S. foreign policy, Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), released this statement: “Since the establishment …Read More

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U.S. Makes Drastic Misstep by Withdrawing From World Health Organization (Who), Says Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) says WHO can protect vulnerable people around the world in a pandemic On July 7, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo moved to officially withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), a year-long undertaking that will occur as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the U.S. …Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court Fails to Ensure Free Speech Protections for U.S. NGO Foreign Partners, Says Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) opposes the harms of the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath Today, as the United States Supreme Court released its opinion on the case, Alliance for Open Society International vs. United States Agency for International Development, Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service, released the following statement: “We are …Read More

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Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Organization Joins Amicus Brief in Court Case Against State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) denounces State Department’s use of conservative religious philosophy to suppress the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI+ people American Jewish World Service has joined five  other human rights organizations in an amicus brief supporting Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights et al v. Pompeo, a case in the U.S. District Court …Read More

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