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Iran Nuclear Program Parameters

April 2, 2015

On the eve of Passover, the President has announced an historic agreement. The U.S., the United Kingdon, France, Germany, China, Russia, and the Islamic Republic of Iran have announced a preliminary framework regarding Iran's nuclear program. We hip that this will lead to greater security for Israel and her neighbors in the Middle East.

JAC will keep you updated on the progress of the agreement status over the next few months.

Read the parameters for the agreement at the link below

What You Need To Know About Indiana’s New “Religious Freedom” Law

by CAP Action War Room \ March 30, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed a law last Thursday that further enables discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the state. The so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” or RFRA, uses the guise of protecting religious liberty to enable private citizens and organizations to deny services to others if they claim that their religious views are “substantially burdened.”

Israel praises US for abstaining from UN human rights session on Gaza

Itamar Eichner| Latest Update:  03.23.15, 14:14 / Israel News
In first step of Obama administration's 'reassessment' of relations with Jerusalem, American delegation will not take floor at debate on human rights violations in Palestinian territories.
Reuters
The United States will not take the floor at the main UN human rights forum on Monday during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a US spokesman told Reuters. 

5 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Israel Relationship Under President Obama

March 01, 2015

Since Israel’s founding in 1948, the United States has stood firmly as its closest ally in the Middle East. The first country to recognize Israel, the United States has forged a deep and unshakable bond with Israel through a multifaceted relationship that reflects the depth and breadth of the ties between our people and the values that we share.

Marginalizing extremists is priority as religions envoy, David Saperstein says

Rabbi David Saperstein, the new U.S. envoy for religious freedoms, said one priority will be to identify moderates in religious communities who could marginalize extremists.

Speaking Friday at his swearing-in at the State Department, Saperstein said he would work with U.S. civil society groups “in shaping policies that contribute to isolating and delegitimizing extremist religious voices.”

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