Statements

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 »

JCRC Condemns Fatal Attacks in Denmark

By JCRC | Feb 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are horrified and heartbroken by yet another act of terrorism in Europe, this time in Copenhagen. This heinous act left two people dead – one at a cafe where a seminar on freedom of expression was taking place and one outside a synagogue where a bat mitzvah was being celebrated – and wounded at least five police officers. We express our condolences to the … Continue reading JCRC Condemns Fatal Attacks in Denmark »

JCRC Supports AJRC on events in Argentina

By JCRC | Feb 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

We wish to voice in the clearest terms our disquiet and alarm at the events and public discourse that have dominated Argentina in the wake of the tragic death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman. We join our voices to those of individuals, institutions, countries and leaders who call for a full, transparent, and independent investigation of the death of Alberto Nisman. We believe that without the … Continue reading JCRC Supports AJRC on events in Argentina »