Foreign Policy

Resolution on the US-Cuba Embargo

December 9, 2013
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Background The Cuban embargo was inaugurated by a Kennedy Administration Executive Order in 1960 as a response to the confiscation of American property in Cuba under the newly installed Castro regime. The current incarnation of the embargo, codified primarily in the Helms-Burton Act, emphasizes, "U.S.

Opposition to Communism, Fascism and Nazism

December 9, 2013
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"The Union of American Hebrew Congregations in council assembled declares we are unalterably opposed to Communism, Fascism and Nazism; we condemn all religious and racial persecutions; we re-affirm our devotion to the principles of democracy with its noble concepts of mutual respect and good-will which maintain the dignity of the

Panama Canal

December 9, 2013
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The debate currently being waged in our nation over whether to ratify the proposed Panama Canal treaty is a necessary and healthy manifestation of our democratic process. All Americans, individually and in organized fashion, have an obligation to express themselves on this crucial issue.

Persian Gulf Crisis

December 9, 2013
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The Board of Trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations resolves: Jewish tradition explicitly endorses the right of self-defense and regards a pre-emptive military action in the face of a real and imminent danger of attack as a form of self-defense.

Refugees in Canada

December 9, 2013
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BACKGROUND Because of its northern climate Canada did not, in earlier days, have the powerful attraction exerted by the United States. During the 19th century, it had to advertise in European papers for immigrants and promised them travel bonuses.