Israel

Tensions of our Jewish Identities and Safety

By JCRC | January 13, 2023

This article was originally published on the Times of Israel Blogs.  Why do some Jewish organizations and advocates – who profess fierce loyalty and commitment to the Jewish community – sometimes end up in partnership with individuals that other members of our community see as threats to Jewish security?   This is a question that, in some form or another, I am asked more and more of late … Continue reading Tensions of our Jewish Identities and Safety »

Statement Following the Elections in Israel

By JCRC | November 3, 2022

The voters of Israel have spoken in a free and fair election, and it appears that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu will, in the coming days, be provided the opportunity to form the next government of the State of Israel. The organized Jewish community of Greater Boston holds a deep respect for and commitment to the democratic process, both in our country and in Israel. We … Continue reading Statement Following the Elections in Israel »

Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project

By JCRC | June 8, 2022

Under the guise of an interactive map, the innocuously named “Mapping Project” is promoting a list of Jewish communal organizations in Massachusetts that it contends are “responsible for colonization of Palestine or other harms such as policing, US Imperialism and displacement”. Virtually every Jewish organization in the Commonwealth, along with its leadership, is listed in this map along with the relationships of each to civic, … Continue reading Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project »

JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel

By JCRC | April 8, 2022

Today, sadly, we witnessed yet another terror attack in Israel – the fourth in a series of escalating attacks over the past two weeks targeting the civilian population of Israel. We share the immense pain of the families and are heartbroken by the tragic loss of life.  We stand with Israel in the face of this ongoing wave of terror, pray for the speedy recovery … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel »

Statement from JCRCs on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System

By JCRC | October 18, 2021

Statement from Jewish Community Relations Councils on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System September 23, 2021 As Jewish Community Relations Councils deeply committed to a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we thank the 420 Members of Congress who voted to fully fund the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. This overwhelming bipartisan vote demonstrates the commitment of the United States … Continue reading Statement from JCRCs on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System »

By JCRC | September 24, 2021

Statement from Jewish Community Relations Councils on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System September 23, 2021 As Jewish Community Relations Councils deeply committed to a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we thank the 420 Members of Congress who voted to fully fund the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. This overwhelming bipartisan vote demonstrates the commitment of the United States … Continue reading »

Statement from JCRC regarding MA State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By JCRC | June 9, 2021

It is utterly shocking that a member of the Massachusetts Senate would elevate Hamas as a legitimate actor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There can be absolutely no moral equivalence between the State of Israel – an American ally, whatever criticisms one may hold about that nation’s government – and Hamas, a designated foreign terror organization, by both the United States and European Union, that is … Continue reading Statement from JCRC regarding MA State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict »

Despair and Hope in Israel

By JCRC | May 13, 2021

Today, at a time when we’re desperately seeking glimmers of hope, and the possibility of a peaceful future, we’re bringing you on a virtual visit with a few special Israeli and Palestinian friends, part of the Boston Partners for Peace community in this blogpost by Eli Cohn-Postell, JCRC Director of Israel Engagement: This was an excruciating week. We at JCRC have been heartbroken watching events … Continue reading Despair and Hope in Israel »

The Science of Collaboration

By JCRC | February 26, 2021

This week, a message from Director of Israel Engagement Eli Cohn-Postell: I always enjoyed school growing up, but science was never one of my strong subjects. I never had a handle on how science actually worked. When doing experiments in school, for example, I always had the impression that I was supposed to come up with a pre-determined answer rather than to test a new … Continue reading The Science of Collaboration »

JCRC Statement Welcoming Normalization of Ties Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

By JCRC | August 19, 2020

The JCRC of Greater Boston welcomes this last week’s announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates will move to normalize diplomatic relations. We offer our congratulations and thanks to President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahlan. We hope that this development can serve as a launchpad for further progress toward peace for Israel, the surrounding Arab States, and … Continue reading JCRC Statement Welcoming Normalization of Ties Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates »