The Steering Committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians met in New York and Washington, DC, on 2 and 3 December 2013. US Congressman Eliot L. Engel was appointed as the new ICJP chairman.read more »
Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, was appointed the Chairman of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians (ICJP), an initiative of the World Jewish Congress, this week at a two-day meeting of the group’s Steering Committee in New York and Washington.
The International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians brings together Jewish legislators, parliamentarians and government ministers from around the world, with the aim of promoting ongoing dialogue, upholding the principles of democracy, furthering the cause of human rights, promoting the rule of law, combatting racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, terrorism and Holocaust denial, supporting Israel and contributing towards the creation of enduring peace in the Middle East.
The ICJP operates in cooperation with the Knesset, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Jewish Congress.