Statements

CJP/JCRC Joint Statement on Terror and Extremism in Israel and the West Bank

By JCRC | Jul 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

  CJP and JCRC  condemn the horrific extremist and terrorist attacks in Israel and the West Bank.  A terrorist arson attack against Palestinians in the village of Duma left an infant, 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha, dead and his four-year-old sibling and parents badly injured. In a separate incident, six Israelis at Jerusalem’s gay pride festivities were stabbed and injured by a man police say was an … Continue reading CJP/JCRC Joint Statement on Terror and Extremism in Israel and the West Bank »

JCRC Message to the Community Regarding the Congressional Review of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By JCRC | Jul 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

It is with great humility that we grapple with the complex issues in the Iranian nuclear agreement. Over the past week since the deal was announced much has been written and said by those who have had an opportunity to review the details of this agreement. As Congress begins their sixty-day review period, it is important to communicate how we at JCRC see these issues. … Continue reading JCRC Message to the Community Regarding the Congressional Review of the Iran Nuclear Deal »

JCRC Statement on the Announcement of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By JCRC | Jul 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston hopes that the agreement announced today in Vienna will resolve the issue of the Iranian nuclear threat, but we are concerned that this deal may be insufficient. We look forward to learning the specifics of the accord in the coming weeks as we seek to understand its implications and its efficacy. The organized Jewish community of Boston … Continue reading JCRC Statement on the Announcement of the Iran Nuclear Deal »

Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage

By JCRC | Jun 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) applauds today’s landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows same-sex couples to marry across the United States and that requires each state to recognize a  same-sex marriage when the marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. “Today’s decision is the culmination of an extraordinary civil rights struggle and finally affirms that marriage is a … Continue reading Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage »

CJP and JCRC Support Charleston

By JCRC | Jun 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

All of us at CJP and JCRC were deeply saddened and horrified by the recent terror attack on innocent parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. On Wednesday, June 17, nine innocent people were shot and killed during a Bible study meeting. Dylann Roof, who allegedly told his victims that his crime was racially motivated, now stands charged with nine counts … Continue reading CJP and JCRC Support Charleston »

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 »