Statements

JCPA: UN report on 2014 Gaza War discounts Hamas culpability

By JCRC | Jun 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following statement was issued by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community in the U.S. UN report on 2014 Gaza War discounts Hamas culpability Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expressed its deep disappointment with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry Report on Operation Protective Edge. “Last summer, Israelis were … Continue reading JCPA: UN report on 2014 Gaza War discounts Hamas culpability »

JCRC Deplores Arson Attack at Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

By JCRC | Jun 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston joins Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in deploring the despicable desecration on Thursday of the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish near the Sea of Galilee in Tabgha, Israel. As the Prime Minister said, “This outrageous arson attack on a church is an attack on us all. In Israel, freedom of worship is one … Continue reading JCRC Deplores Arson Attack at Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes »

Statement on Church Shootings in Charleston, S.C.

By JCRC | Jun 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston is deeply saddened and horrified by last night’s savage attack, currently under investigation as a hate crime, on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. where nine innocent people lost their lives as they participated in a Bible study. An attack on a house of worship, any house of worship, is an affront to people … Continue reading Statement on Church Shootings in Charleston, S.C. »

Jeremy Burton Statement on ‘Axis of Hope’ Video

By Jeremy Burton | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton has issued the following statement regarding a Boston University-affiliated high school workshop that  promotes anti-Israel bias and questionable pedagogical techniques. “I have watched the video and have also reviewed all of the publicly available source material from the ‘Axis of Hope’ website (some of which has since been removed). The materials on the website certainly raise substantial concern regarding the premises … Continue reading Jeremy Burton Statement on ‘Axis of Hope’ Video »

JCRC Statement on Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

By JCRC | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

JCRC welcomes the overwhelming bipartisan passage by the United States Senate of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.  We thank Senator Warren and Senator Markey for supporting this important legislation. Iran continues to be a state sponsor of terrorism and a destabilizing threat to the entire region. A nuclear capable Iran poses a threat to the security and interests of United States and … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act »

JCRC Statement on Israel’s New Governing Coalition

By JCRC | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 »

JCRC Welcomes Today’s Bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote on Iran Deal

By JCRC | Apr 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

JCRC welcomes the bipartisan compromise by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on legislation to provide for congressional review of a nuclear deal with Iran, if and when an accord is reached. The organized Jewish community of Boston believes that a diplomatic resolution is the ideal path to end the threat of Iran being able to become a nuclear power. The current framework agreement presents the … Continue reading JCRC Welcomes Today’s Bipartisan Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote on Iran Deal »

JCRC Statement on Developments in Iran Negotiations

By JCRC | Apr 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) is following reports today out of Lausanne, Switzerland that a framework agreement has been reached between the P5+1 and Iran.  The organized Jewish community of Boston reaffirms our continued belief that a diplomatic resolution is the ideal path to end the threat of Iran developing the capacity to become a nuclear power.  We appreciate and honor … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Developments in Iran Negotiations »

MA Legislature Passes Anti-Semitism Resolution

By JCRC | Mar 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) applauds today’s passage by the Massachusetts Senate and House of a joint resolution sponsored by Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) and Representative Lori A. Ehrlich (D-Marblehead), which condemns the recent disturbing global surge in anti-Semitism and urges measures to prevent and combat anti-Semitic attacks and incidents. JCRC recognizes and appreciates the work of the Anti-Defamation League … Continue reading MA Legislature Passes Anti-Semitism Resolution »

Jeremy Burton Statement on Boston Herald Article

By JCRC | Feb 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 »