Jewish activists on Darfur laud new U.S. policy | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

Ruth Messinger, left, joins other Darfur activists at the White House in an October 2009 meeting with Joshua DuBois, head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. (Pete Muller / Save Darfur Coalition / Creative Commons)WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish activists concerned with Darfur are giving high marks to the new U.S. policy toward Sudan, but some are cautioning that the real test is how the strategy is implemented.The policy announced Monday by the Obama administration includes incentives if the government of Sudan acts to improve the situation on the ground and advance peace, and increased pressure from the United States and the international community if Sudan does not.“It’s a great first step forward,” said the president of the American Jewish World Service president, Ruth Messinger, whose organization has been a leading voice among Jewish groups in protesting the genocide in Darfur.

Jewish activists on Darfur laud new U.S. policy | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

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