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American Jewish World Service is the leading international Jewish human rights and development organization, supporting more than 500 social justice efforts in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Next steps for foreign policy

The Hill

President-elect Joe Biden promises to cooperate with our allies on economic, political and environmental issues that span borders. That’s a big step forward in reasserting America’s global leadership, but Biden needs to do even more: He needs to swiftly address issues of human rights, justice and poverty in the Global South, especially for people whose voices are …Read More

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Leading global Jewish human rights organization, which supports advocates for democratic rights worldwide, condemns refusal by 43 U.S. senators to hold former president Trump accountable for his assault on U.S. democracy.

AJWS praises House impeachment managers for making a clear case and lauds 57 U.S. Senators of both parties who voted to hold Trump accountable. In response to the U.S. Senate’s vote on the article of impeachment against former president Donald Trump, Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service, released the following statement. …Read More

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