Tuesday, March 25, 2008

House to vote on Resolution 185 on 31 March

For the first time ever, a resolution dealing with the rights of Jewish refugees will be coming before the House of Representatives in Washington for a full and final vote. House resolution no.185, drawing attention to the human rights violations suffered by Jewish and other refugees of the Middle East, moves to a vote on 31 March.

If you are a US citizen, please contact your Congressman urgently to ask him to vote for the Resolution. Alternatively, register your support with the American Jewish Congress.

H.Res 185 calls attention to the fact that Jews living in Arab countries suffered human rights violations and were made refugees. The Resolution asks the President to ensure that in all international forums, when the issue of "Middle East refugees" is discussed, US representatives will ensure that any explicit reference to Palestinian refugees is matched by a similar explicit reference to Jewish and other refugees.

On February 27, 2008, in a unanimous bi-partisan decision, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved H.Res 185, a Resolution recognizing the plight and flight of over 850,000 from Arab countries.

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