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JCRC Statement on Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

By JCRC | October 13, 2015

We are deeply troubled and outraged by the wave of violence perpetrated on innocent Israeli citizens by Palestinian terrorists in recent weeks. Just today, four terror attacks took place in the course of two hours, resulting in the deaths of three Israelis and one Palestinian attacker, and injuring 23 Israelis and 4 Palestinians. “My heart cries for the victims and I stand with Israelis in … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Recent Terror Attacks in Israel »

Courage and Complexity | A Message from Our Associate Director

By JCRC | August 28, 2015

Among my responsibilities as JCRC Associate Director, I have the enviable job of accompanying Christian clergy on Israel Study Tours, experiences that never fail to be both fascinating and intense. I’d like to share a few reflections from this year’s trip. (Also visit The Jewish Journal for an account of the trip in the 8/28/15 issue.) The group we assembled were diverse in every respect; theologically, ethnically … Continue reading Courage and Complexity | A Message from Our Associate Director »

JCRC Statement on Israel’s New Governing Coalition

By JCRC | May 7, 2015

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston congratulates Prime Minister Netanyahu on successfully forming Israel’s next governing coalition.  We reaffirm our commitment to the welfare and security of the State of Israel and all her citizens. We share their hope that the Jewish state, the homeland of the Jewish people, will one day soon be able at long last to experience peace. We will … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Israel’s New Governing Coalition »

Jeremy Burton Statement on Boston Herald Article

By JCRC | February 18, 2015

In an article published in today’s (2/18/15) Boston Herald (Elizabeth Warren can raise stature if she stiffs Bibi), a statement was attributed to me that I did not make regarding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress. The Herald has since updated the online version of the article to no longer suggest that I said that “[Warren] skipping the event won’t cost her.” It is deeply … Continue reading Jeremy Burton Statement on Boston Herald Article »

What’s the real deal with Iran?

By JCRC | February 6, 2015

A blog post from our Executive Director, Jeremy Burton The whole brouhaha over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress is a huge distraction. I personally think it is a terrible mistake to engage in activities that turn Israel and the Iranian challenge into a partisan football. The timing of when Congress passes sanctions – that would take effect only if negotiations fail – is … Continue reading What’s the real deal with Iran? »

JCRC responds to terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

By JCRC | January 21, 2015

We are extremely saddened and horrified by today’s terrorist attack on commuters in Tel Aviv. We condemn Hamas’ reaction to the attack—branding it “a heroic operation”—the latest example of their commitment to the path of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism. Those who incite terrorism must be held accountable for their actions. We fully support Israel’s right to defend itself against these vicious attacks and responsibly protect … Continue reading JCRC responds to terrorist attack in Tel Aviv »

Boston city councilor sees Israel in a new light

By JCRC | January 1, 2015

This Op ed originally published in The Jewish Advocate On Thursday morning Dec. 18, I returned from a very moving and educational trip to Israel that was organized by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council ( JCRC). Joining me on what was officially called the “Israel Study Trip” were JCRC staff and over a dozen elected officials from across Massachusetts, including fellow city councilors and … Continue reading Boston city councilor sees Israel in a new light »

JCRC of Greater Boston to lead study tour of Israel

By JCRC | December 8, 2014

Massachusetts Community Leaders to Explore Economic Ties to Region (BOSTON) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston will continue its long history of leading Massachusetts community leaders on a study tour of Israel, providing state and local officials with an in-depth look into the political, security, and economic challenges and successes facing Israeli society. From December 8-18, participants will travel throughout the … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston to lead study tour of Israel »