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LEFT VS. RIGHT DEBATE – MARCH 27TH
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FEDERATION POLICY STATEMENT – January 18, 2016
On January 18, 2016, as a result of the recent presidential campaign, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Central New York wanted to publicize a clear statement reaffirming our Jewish values of freedom and human rights. At its January 2017 meeting, the Board voted unanimously to accept and endorse the following resolution:
“The Jewish... Read More →
KATKO AND VOTE ON SAFE HAVEN
Efforts led by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) to designate Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum as National Parks advanced on Tuesday.
The House of Representatives approved Katko’s Fort Ontario Study Act, H.R. 4204, which calls for a special resource study of Fort Ontario’s national significance and suitability required... Read More →
FEDERATION RESPONSE TO MBL PLATFORM
Response to Movement for Black Lives Platform
There were a number of virulently anti-Israel elements in a platform issued by the Movement for Black Lives on August 2, 2016. This is a coalition representing more than 50 groups from around the country, including the Black Lives Matter Network.
Their platform includes provisions that demonize Israel,... Read More →
Gillibrand takes first step to make Fort Ontario in Oswego a national park
By Mark Weiner | firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supporters of a plan to designate Fort Ontario in Oswego as a national park received a boost Monday when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation backing the idea.
Gillibrand, D-N.Y., wants the National Park Service to study whether Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee... Read More →
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