JCPA

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy. Founded in 1976, the Center has produced hundreds of studies and initiatives by leading experts on a wide range of strategic topics. Dr. Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, has headed the Jerusalem Center since 2000.

The Center is a multidisciplinary, independent non-profit think tank for Israel policy research and education, bringing together the best minds in the political, strategic, diplomatic and legal arenas, in Israel and abroad.

Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 8:52am
(JTA) Ben Sales and Josefin Dolsten - Jewish students and staff were among the 17 people killed when an expelled student entered a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday and began shooting. Among the Jewish victims are students Jaime Guttenberg, Alyssa Alhadeff, Meadow Pollack, and Alex Schachter. Geography teacher Scott Beigel, 35, died protecting his students.
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 1:00am
(Times of Israel) "The people of Israel stand with the people of Florida, and all America, in grief this morning. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families," President Reuven Rivlin wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 1:00am
(Algemeiner) Benjamin Kerstein - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill which sanctions the terrorist group Hamas and its collaborators for deliberately putting innocent people in harm's way as a military tactic. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), who introduced the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, said, "The world must face the threat of Hamas terrorists, as they continue to perpetrate atrocities against civilians and use them as human shields....I believe this legislation will help ensure the lives of innocent Palestinian civilians are spared by proactively imposing strong sanctions against Hamas." "Hamas is a terrorist organization, formed and wholly-dedicated to the destruction of our ally Israel," said Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. "This legislation condemns Hamas' barbaric use of human shields and imposes sanctions on those responsible....The bill's unanimous passage shows Congress' continued strong, bipartisan support for Israel." The bill finds that "Hamas forces have repeatedly fired rockets...from civilian areas...putting Palestinian lives at constant risk." The bill also condemns Hamas' use of child labor to build its attack tunnels.
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 1:00am
(AFP-Guardian-UK) 15 Russians employed in Syria by a private security company have been killed after an explosion rocked the company's weapons storage facility at Tabiya Jazira in Deir Ezzor province, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 1:00am
(Islamic Republic News Agency-Iran) There are indications suggesting that the Zionist regime of Israel will not survive, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani said Thursday. "There is no night we sleep without thinking about the enemies. The conduct of the regime shows that it will not last, as there are no signs indicating its survival." Soleimani spoke at a conference in Tehran to mark the 10th anniversary of the martyrdom of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Lebanese Hizbullah commander.
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 1:00am