Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC)

Palestine/Israel in the Trump Era

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter Despite the Trump administration’s contradictory policies, MAPA’s Palestine/Israel working group is keeping on, to advance Palestinian rights and for our own sanity, and to add new issues as needed: e.g., opposing David Friedman as ambassador to Israel. …

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Massachusetts Peace Action board member Eva Moseley delivered testimony before the Task Force on Integrity in State and Local Government regarding our March 2016 complaint that it should be deemed unethical for state legislators to take gifts of free trips to Israel funded by a lobby …

Making Waves on Israel and Palestine

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the 2016 Fall Newsletter by Eva Moseley, Cambridge The “A New Day” (AND) network, launched by MAPA’s Palestine-Israel Work­­ing Group at a well-attended conference a year ago, organizes its members by Congressional district and works to change US Israel policy. One …

Once again this week, a group of Massachusetts legislators are enjoying lobbyist-paid trips to Israel, underwritten by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC), within months of having acted on amendments filed by JCRC last summer which sought to restrict the right to boycott.  “We object to …

Boston, March 28, 2016 – Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) has filed a Complaint with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission against nine State Senators for accepting a December trip to Israel paid for by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC).  The Complaint contends that the Senators …