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David L. Marcus


Leading Jewish Human Rights Group Urges Repeal of the Harmful Global Gag Rule 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) elevates the voices of groups affected by the draconian rule in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.    Shari Turitz, Vice President for Programs at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement on the third anniversary of the global gag rule: “Today, on the …Read More

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Leading Jewish Human Rights Group Applauds International Court of Justice for Seeking Accountability in Myanmar 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) says ruling is an important step toward justice for the Rohingya people  Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of  Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy  for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the  International Court of Justice  ordered provisional measures on The Gambia’s case against Myanmar (also called …Read More

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More Than 500 Jewish Clergy and 50 Organizations Call on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Pursue Justice in Response to the Rohingya Genocide

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network* demand that the U.S. support the Rohingya people Today, 52 Jewish organizations and over 500 Jewish clergy from 40 states joined to send a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee demanding action to stop the Rohingya genocide. Hannah Weilbacher, Program Officer for Jewish …Read More

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Leading Jewish Human Rights Group Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposed Regulations for Faith-Based Organizations

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) warns of increased discrimination This morning, a day after the President declared Religious Freedom Day, the Administration released  a set of proposed regulations, including those at the Department of Health and Human Services and USAID that would allow faith-based organizations to exercise supposed religious liberty in their programming.  “The proposed …Read More

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AJWS Denounces U.S. Senate for Failing to Stand Up for Human Rights in Burma 

  Leading global Jewish human rights group urges Senators to protect Burma’s minority groups    Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the U.S. Congress failed to include language promoting justice and accountability for ethnic minorities in Burma …Read More

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Leading Human Rights Group Applauds U.S. Treasury Department for Sanctioning Top Burmese Military Officials

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) says the United States is Taking an Important Step Toward Justice in Burma Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned top officials of Burma’s military: “American Jewish …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Supports Greater Leadership Overseas for The Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act in U.S. Senate

American Jewish World Service Says Bill Sets “the Gold Standard” In response to the introduction of the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act of 2019 in the U.S. Senate, AJWS Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer released this statement: “American Jewish World Service (AJWS) applauds lawmakers in the Senate for introducing …Read More

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Leading Human Rights Group Welcomes Capitol Hill Hearing on Repression in Haiti

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) stands with Haitian Civil Society groups   As the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade prepares for a December 10 hearing entitled “Haiti on the Brink: Assessing U.S. Policy Toward a Country in Crisis,” Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World …Read More

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Leading Human Rights Groups Seek Investigation into Death of LGBTQ Activist in Haiti

American Jewish World Service among those mourning the death of Charlot Jeudi The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, American Jewish World Service, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, Diversidad Dominicana, Universitarios para la Diversidad, and Amigos Siempre Amigos are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of LGBTI activist Charlot Jeudi, the executive director of Kouraj Pow …Read More

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Leading Human Rights Group Welcomes Pursuit of International Justice and Accountability for Crimes against Rohingya People

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) urges justice for all ethnic minorities who have suffered under the Burmese military   Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the International Criminal Court authorized investigation into the alleged crimes committed against the Rohingya people.  Background  Forceful challenges to the role of Burma (Myanmar) in fomenting …Read More

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