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David L. Marcus


Leading Global Human Rights Group Calls on U.S. Senate to Reject Andrew Bremberg for American Ambassador in Geneva

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) emphasizes the importance of fighting prejudice and intolerance As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advances the nomination of Andrew Bremberg to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued …Read More

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AJWS Decries State of Siege Across Guatemala

Human rights group calls on Morales government to end 30-day state of siege affecting indigenous communities American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, strongly denounces Guatemala’s decision to impose a 30-day state of siege across 22 municipalities in five provinces in response to the killings of three Guatemalan military officers. …Read More

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AJWS Applauds New United Nations Report Urging International Community to Cut Ties with Burma’s Military

Leading human rights group calls on the international community to implement targeted sanctions to hold the Burmese military accountable for human rights abuses  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 United Nation’s Fact-Finding Mission urged severing economic …Read More

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Leading international human rights group supports Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act of 2019 in the U.S. House of Representatives

In response to the introduction of the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act of 2019 in the U.S. House, AJWS Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer released this statement: “This bill sets the gold standard for the United States to restore its leadership on human rights, including the rights of lesbian, …Read More

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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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