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David L. Marcus


AJWS Applauds the U.S. State Department for Denying Visas to Top Burmese Military Officials in Response to Genocide of the Rohingya People

Leading human rights group calls on the U.S. Government to demand justice and accountability for the treatment of all ethnic minorities 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. State Department denied visas to top …Read More

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AJWS calls on U.S. House to pass new bill authorizing humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees and imposing sanctions on Burmese military officials

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer issued the following statement on the introduction of the Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2019 (HR 3190) in the U.S. House: “We applaud Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) for introducing legislation that would advance justice for the Rohingya …Read More

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AJWS Celebrates the Release of Two Journalists in Burma and Calls for Justice and Accountability on Rohingya Genocide

Leading Global Jewish Human Rights organization declares “silence in the face of genocide is not an option.” Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), issued this statement: “Today, we celebrate the release of the two brave journalists in Burma who had been wrongly imprisoned for over 500 days for reporting on …Read More

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AJWS Responds to the California Synagogue Shooting

American Jewish World Service is “more committed than ever to fighting violence motivated by anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry.” Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), issued this statement: “We are shocked and saddened by news of another horrific attack on an American synagogue, this time in California as worshippers celebrated the …Read More

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Jewish Rohingya Justice Network Supports Bipartisan Legislation on Burma

The American Jewish community applauds the United States Congress for defending the rights and dignity of the Rohingya people. The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN)* issued this statement following the introduction of the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2019 (S. 1186) in the U.S. Senate: “The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network applauds the bipartisan …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Calls on U.S. Congress to Pass Burma Legislation

Senate bill would authorize humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees and impose sanctions on Burmese military officials American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer issued the following statement on the introduction of the  Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2019 (S.1186) in the U.S. Senate: “As the leading global Jewish organization supporting …Read More

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Rabbis from Across the Country Go to Washington, D.C. to Urge Support for Human Rights

Social justice advocates meet with leaders of Congress and the State Department to lobby for human rights in the developing world WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty-six rabbis from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. this week as part of a human rights lobbying effort organized by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish organization supporting advocates for human …Read More

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Trump’s Latest Budget Cuts Would Harm the World’s Most Vulnerable People

American Jewish World Service decries new proposed curbs on foreign aid and State Department human rights programs American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer issued this statement following the introduction of the President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget: “As the leading global Jewish organization that supports advocates for human rights and …Read More

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RABBIS FROM 21 STATES GO TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO URGE SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Social justice advocates meet with leaders of Congress and the State Department to lobby for three pressing issues in the developing world Twenty-eight American rabbis travel to Washington, D.C. next week as part of a human rights lobbying day organized by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish organization supporting advocates for human rights and …Read More

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