Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Institute for Public Affairs of the Jewish Orthodox Union (IPA-OU) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“While we support a two-state solution that guarantees Israel’s security and Jewish character, the choices required to bring us to that point must be grounded in reality.”

“Clarifying the OU & Two-States,” advocacy.ou.org, Nov. 24, 2010

Description:

“As the public policy arm of the nation’s largest representative Orthodox Jewish organization [Orthodox Union] -- with over 1,000 member synagogues nationwide -- the IPA works to protect Jewish interests and freedoms by providing government officials with informative policy briefings, advocating legislative and regulatory initiatives, and coordinating our constituency’s grass-roots political activities.”

“About the IPA,” IPA website (accessed Nov. 2, 2007)

Mission:

“IPA works to bring the unique perspective of Jewish law and tradition to bear upon the widest range of public policy issues confronting American society at-large, thus seeking to fulfill our mission to work for the betterment of the world -- tikkun olam -- for all of humankind.”

“About the IPA,” IPA website (accessed Nov. 2, 2007)

Other:
Religious Organization