AJWS and Nearly 200 Rabbis to Condoleezza Rice: Keep the Heat on U.N. and Sudan’s Bashir
Since 2003, the Government of
Bashir, throughout this period, has continually thwarted all international efforts at bringing peace to the region. His actions include placing onerous and debilitating restrictions on the United Nations/African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force currently deployed in
The ICC is currently seeking Bashir’s arrest on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bashir is pushing for a deferral in the U.N. Security Council but his attempts to date have been thwarted by a determined stand by
“We represent a variety of denominations and thousands of congregants from all corners of the country,” said AJWS’s letter to Secretary of State Rice, which 196 rabbis signed. “The Jewish community, in solidarity with the people of
“The situation on the ground demonstrates that there is no current justification for suspending the court’s investigation.
“Pirkei Avot, which describes moral and ethical sayings of the Jewish sages, teaches us: ‘On three things does the world endure — justice, truth and peace.’ It is in this spirit that we hope for a lasting peace in
AJWS has been a leader in efforts to end the genocide in
To view AJWS’s letter in its entirety, please visit: http://ajws.org/assets/uploaded_documents/rabbi_icc.pdf
Motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice, AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
SOURCE American Jewish World Service