Stanley A. Urman is the Executive Vice-President [Executive Director
2002-2008] of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, an
international coalition seeking rights and redress for Jews displaced
from Arab countries. Since 2002, Dr. Urman has made formal representations
on rights and redress for Jews forced to flee Arab countries to
Members of Congress, and to senior Administration officials in
the United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy,
Russia, and the European Union.
Dr. Urman made numerous political representations, urging Israeli
Government action, to President Moshe Katsav, Prime Ministers (Yitzhak
Rabin, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon); Foreign Ministers (Shimon Peres,
Shlomo Ben Ami, Benjamin Netanyahu, Silvan Shalom, Tzipi Livni);
Justice Ministers (Yossi Beillin, Tommy Lapid, Meir Sheetreet, Daniel
Friedman); other ministers (Natan Sharansky); and senior officials.
He has testified
at public hearings before the Canadian Parliament, the House
of Lords in London, and the U.S. Congressional Human Rights
Caucus. He has contributed to the development of two Congressional
Resolutions on the rights of former Jewish refugees from Arab countries,
one of which was unanimously passed (H.Res.
185) in April 2008 and another currently being considered by
the U.S. Senate.
Dr. Urman served as Executive Director of the Centre for Middle
East Peace & Economic Cooperation, Executive Vice President,
America-Israel Friendship League; Executive Director of the
Canadian Human Rights Foundation; and National Executive
Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Having received
a Bachelor of Arts from Sir George Williams University, and a Masters
of Science in Social Studies from Boston University, Dr. Urman received
his Ph.D. in Middle East Affairs at Rutgers University's Centre
for Global Change and Governance.
Dr. Stanley A. Urman