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  • December 6, 2017

    Rabbis Argue That U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Is Counterproductive, Serves No Purpose

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE CONTACT: Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team sarah@westendstrategy.com; Office: (202) 776-7700; Cell: (202) 765-4290 NEW YORK – In response to President Trump’s expected announcement today that the U.S. government will move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights issued the below statement. Jerusalem…
  • November 28, 2017

    T’ruah Joins Jewish Organizations Urging Israel Not to Deport Asylum Seekers

    Today T’ruah joined 24 other leaders of the North American Jewish community who sent a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, urging Israel not to deport African asylum seekers, but rather to let North American Jews help in addressing the issue. The letter followed the Israeli government’s announcement last week of its plans to deport tens of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers, which include thousands of survivors of the Darfuri genocide and other victims of persecution. The text of the letter follows.

  • October 31, 2017

    330 Rabbis Call on Israel to Cease Arms Sales to Burma

    As U.S. rabbis and cantors, we join in the recent call issued by 55 Israeli rabbis and community leaders urging the Israeli government to stop weapons sales to Burma (Myanmar) and military training services there in the face of a brutal, potentially genocidal campaign against the Rohingya minority community. We also support the members of Congress who have stepped across party lines to issue a bipartisan letter calling for the U.S. to “immediately suspend all planned training programs with Burma’s military.” 

  • October 20, 2017

    Local Governments Must Not Abandon Free Speech to Shield Israel from Criticism

    T’ruah is extremely concerned by two recent attempts to enforce state laws restricting boycotts of Israel: Dickinson, Texas required applicants for hurricane aid to sign a statement affirming that they will not participate in boycotts of Israel, and a school district in Kansas forced a math teacher to do the same before she could take part in a training program.

  • September 29, 2017

    Israel and U.S. Must Stop Supporting Ethnic Cleansing of Burma’s Rohingya

    As U.S. rabbis and cantors, we join in the recent call issued by 55 Israeli rabbis and community leaders urging the Israeli government to stop weapons sales to Burma (Myanmar) and military training services there in the face of a brutal, potentially genocidal campaign against the Rohingya minority community. We also support the members of Congress…

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