Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

55th General Assembly
December 1979
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Jews, our tradition and historical experience demand that we cry out against all forms of injustice.

This tradition makes us sympathetic to President Carter's human rights campaign and to all efforts to safeguard human dignity and personal freedom throughout the world. We are particularly sensitive to persecution as a result of an official government policy of discrimination. Such a policy exists today in South Africa in the form of apartheid.

Year Adopted: 
1979

Board of Trustees
May 1969
New York, NY

Year Adopted: 
1969

Board of Trustees
June 1977
New York, New York

Year Adopted: 
1977

52nd General Assembly
November 1973
New York, NY


We are deeply gratified by the cease-fire accord presently in force in Vietnam. It has brought cessation to a war we have long opposed and for which we saw neither moral nor legal sanction.

We express our most reverent hope that this cease-fire will ripen into an abiding and lasting peace and that it will provide the needed opportunity to reconcile the deep domestic divisions that so embitter our society. It is time now to "bind up the wounds of the nation."

Year Adopted: 
1973

48th General Assembly
November 1965
San Francisco, CA

Year Adopted: 
1965