BDS

JCRC Statement on Roger Waters concerts in Boston

By JCRC | September 25, 2017

Roger Waters, lead singer and co-founder of Pink Floyd, is coming to Boston as part of 20-city North American tour. He will be performing here on September 27th and 28th, just prior to Yom Kippur. In addition to his music, Waters is known for political activism and has been a vocal supporter of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement (BDS), designed to isolate Israel in the international community. … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Roger Waters concerts in Boston »

Chilling Discriminatory Conduct

By JCRC | July 24, 2017

This piece was originally published in the July 24, 2017 edition of the Boston Globe. Last week, Massachusetts lawmakers heard testimony on a bill that would require those seeking to do business with the state to affirm that they are in compliance with all Massachusetts antidiscrimination laws and that they do not refuse to do business with others based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, … Continue reading Chilling Discriminatory Conduct »

It’s Time To Say: #NoHateInTheBayState

By Jeremy Burton | July 14, 2017

This Tuesday, July 18th, the Massachusetts legislature will conduct a public hearing on a bipartisan bill S.1689/H.1685: An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts. Filed by Senator Cynthia Creem, Representatives Paul McMurtry and Steven Howitt this bill is being sponsored by over one-third of the members of the legislature. We at JCRC are proud to be leading a broad coalition in support of this bill. Some on the far-left … Continue reading It’s Time To Say: #NoHateInTheBayState »

We Stand Together Against Discrimination

By JCRC | January 20, 2017

Boston, MA (January 25, 2017) – Today, An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts was filed by sponsors Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) and Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk) in a bipartisan effort to prohibit discrimination in state contracts system of Massachusetts. “This bill harnesses the economic influence of our state to strengthen existing anti-discrimination laws and … Continue reading We Stand Together Against Discrimination »

Update on MA Anti-Economic Warfare (BDS) Legislation

By JCRC | July 15, 2016

JCRC would like to thank Representative McMurtry and Senator Creem for sponsoring anti-BDS amendments to the House and Senate versions of the Economic Development Bill (H. 4413 and S. 2432) this session. Although both amendments were ultimately withdrawn in recent days, we thank them for their strong support for our community and for Israel. In withdrawing their amendments, it was very clear that the reasons … Continue reading Update on MA Anti-Economic Warfare (BDS) Legislation »

JCRC Statement Supporting Legislative Action Rejecting Economic Warfare Against Israel

By JCRC | February 24, 2016

The Jewish Community Relations Council supports the Israelis and the Palestinians in their pursuit of a better future. We share the belief that the only way to achieve a lasting peace includes a two-state resolution, where two peoples can live together side by side, each with a state of their own in a shared homeland. In recent years we have seen a growing campaign to … Continue reading JCRC Statement Supporting Legislative Action Rejecting Economic Warfare Against Israel »

JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Unanimous Support of US-Israel Ties, Rejecting Delegitimization

By JCRC | October 26, 2015

JCRC applauds the unanimous passage of a resolution supporting the Massachusetts/Israel relationship and rejecting efforts to isolate and target Israel. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Michael Moore and Representative Jeff Roy, passed unanimously underscoring the depth of the connection between the Commonwealth and Israel. “We applaud the Massachusetts legislature for unanimously passing this resolution and furthering efforts to strengthen the ties between Massachusetts and Israel, through … Continue reading JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Unanimous Support of US-Israel Ties, Rejecting Delegitimization »