Statements

JCRC Statement regarding proposed MA Democratic Party Resolution

By JCRC | Apr 21, 2017 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement regarding proposed MA Democratic Party Resolution

In response to press inquiries regarding the proposed resolution on peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians, JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton has offered the following statement on behalf of JCRC: “We share the sentiment of the resolution’s sponsors that both Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and security achieved through a two-state solution. However, this resolution presents a simplistic response to a complex conflict. … Continue reading JCRC Statement regarding proposed MA Democratic Party Resolution »

JCRC Statement of Concern about Knesset Outpost Bill

By JCRC | Feb 7, 2017 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement of Concern about Knesset Outpost Bill

Late Monday evening, Israel’s Knesset adopted legislation to legitimize previously unrecognized Jewish outposts in areas beyond the Green Line. JCRC of Greater Boston joins the AJC and ADL in expressing significant concerns about this action by the Knesset. This controversial decision moves Israel further away from the only feasible path to peace; a two-state solution. JCRC has long supported a negotiated two-state solution, a position … Continue reading JCRC Statement of Concern about Knesset Outpost Bill »

Communal Joint Statement on Immigration and Refugees

By JCRC | Jan 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Communal Joint Statement on Immigration and Refugees

“We Must Not Close Our Doors” In response to the executive orders this past week on immigration and separately regarding refugees, we, the undersigned Boston Jewish religious, philanthropic, civic and human service organizations come together to say that these actions – which are causing anxiety, pain and anguish throughout immigrant communities and our nation – are unjust.  We stand together on the side of empathy … Continue reading Communal Joint Statement on Immigration and Refugees »

We Stand Together Against Discrimination

By JCRC | Jan 20, 2017 | Comments Off on We Stand Together Against Discrimination

Boston, MA (January 25, 2017) – Today, An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts was filed by sponsors Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) and Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk) in a bipartisan effort to prohibit discrimination in state contracts system of Massachusetts. “This bill harnesses the economic influence of our state to strengthen existing anti-discrimination laws and … Continue reading We Stand Together Against Discrimination »

JCRC Urges Withdrawal or Veto of U.N. Security Council Resolution

By JCRC | Dec 23, 2016 | Comments Off on JCRC Urges Withdrawal or Veto of U.N. Security Council Resolution

JCRC of Greater Boston believes that, based on a review of the available draft, the resolution to be considered by the UN Security Council this afternoon presents a too broad, un-nuanced, and unproductive approach to Israel’s construction and settlement beyond the Green Line. We do not feel that this resolution – as drafted and considered in such a hasty and secretive manner – is a … Continue reading JCRC Urges Withdrawal or Veto of U.N. Security Council Resolution »

Boston JCRC Statement Regarding Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

By JCRC | Dec 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Boston JCRC Statement Regarding Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

The announcement of David Friedman as United States Ambassador-designate to Israel has been received with much discussion and diverse reactions within our community. Many within the organized Jewish community find cause to be hopeful that the coming administration presents an opportunity to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Not least of the reasons for this optimism are President-Elect Trump’s repeated declarations of concern for Israel’s security and … Continue reading Boston JCRC Statement Regarding Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel »

JCPA Condemns Atrocities in Aleppo

By JCRC | Dec 15, 2016 | Comments Off on JCPA Condemns Atrocities in Aleppo

The following statement was issued late Wednesday afternoon by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national network of Jewish Community Relations Councils. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the atrocities currently underway in Syria, including the most recent executions of innocent civilians in Aleppo. JCPA calls on the Assad regime, as well as Russia and Iran, to put an end to … Continue reading JCPA Condemns Atrocities in Aleppo »

Message from Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston on Victory of President-Elect Trump

By JCRC | Nov 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Message from Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston on Victory of President-Elect Trump

November 9, 2016 We join with millions of Americans, President Obama, and Secretary Clinton in congratulating President-Elect Donald Trump upon his election yesterday. As Civil Rights activist and Congressman John Lewis has stated, “The right to vote is precious, almost sacred” and confidence in the electoral process is a bedrock principle for our constitutional democracy. As our nation prepares for the peaceful transition of executive … Continue reading Message from Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston on Victory of President-Elect Trump »

CJP and JCRC Statement in Memory of Shimon Peres

By JCRC | Sep 28, 2016 | Comments Off on CJP and JCRC Statement in Memory of Shimon Peres

Find a cause that’s larger than yourself and then give your life to it. -Shimon Peres Last night we bid farewell to Shimon Peres (1923-2016), a pioneer, dreamer, and champion of the Jewish people. Over the course of his 70 years in service to the State of Israel, he defended the country in war and took bold risks for peace. From his humble beginnings as … Continue reading CJP and JCRC Statement in Memory of Shimon Peres »

JCRC Statement Regarding Black Lives Matter Platform

By JCRC | Aug 3, 2016 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement Regarding Black Lives Matter Platform

On August 1, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement released a platform, created collectively by organizations representing a range of BLM groups around the country. We are deeply dismayed by elements of this platform, specifically the co-opting and manipulation of a movement addressing concerns about racial disparities in criminal justice in the United States in order to advance a biased and false narrative about the … Continue reading JCRC Statement Regarding Black Lives Matter Platform »