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

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 economic, cultural and social partnerships”, said Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of JCRC of Greater Boston. “We thank the leadership, sponsors and the numerous bipartisan co-sponsors who stated with one voice that effective engagement is the key to meaningful and deep relationships.”

“The connection between Massachusetts and Israel offers tremendous opportunities for both partners, and this resolution reaffirms our commitment to a productive and harmonious relationship” said Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury). “By highlighting the economic, cultural, and academic benefits of this partnership, and rejecting demonization, Massachusetts ensures future cooperation will not be impaired by unnecessary divisiveness.”

"I have witnessed firsthand the incredible results of collaboration between Massachusetts and the State of Israel," said Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin). “This formal resolution from the Legislature will serve to reiterate and remind us of this longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship. And we look forward to renewed and new efforts to work together to strengthen that partnership.”