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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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