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In Solidarity with Red Lake Nation

In Solidarity with Red Lake Nation

We are outraged to learn that a welcome sign to the Red Lake Indian Reservation was vandalized with a swastika and “Trump 2020” graffiti. The JCRC echoes the message of our Lt. Governor, Peggy Flanagan, enrolled tribal citizen of the White Earth Band ...

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In Solidarity with Red Lake Nation

We are outraged to learn that a welcome sign to the Red Lake Indian Reservation was vandalized with a swastika and “Trump 2020” graffiti. The JCRC echoes the message of our Lt. Governor, Peggy Flanagan, enrolled tribal citizen of the White Earth Band ...

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Welcome news from the Iron Range

Welcome news from the Iron Range

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association pulled its endorsement of Republican House 6B candidate Julie Buria. In August the JCRC had sharply criticized Ms. Buria for her “reprehensible and historically inaccurate comparisons” between the Holocaust and measures to prevent ...

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Welcome news from the Iron Range

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association pulled its endorsement of Republican House 6B candidate Julie Buria. In August the JCRC had sharply criticized Ms. Buria for her “reprehensible and historically inaccurate comparisons” between the Holocaust and measures to prevent ...

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JCRC Implores the President to Denounce White Supremacism

JCRC Implores the President to Denounce White Supremacism

September 30, 2020 Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The president’s refusal to condemn white supremacism at last night’s debate is troubling and ...

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JCRC Implores the President to Denounce White Supremacism

September 30, 2020 Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The president’s refusal to condemn white supremacism at last night’s debate is troubling and ...

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Statement

Counterpoint: Israel-UAE agreement shows the value of engagement

Counterpoint: Israel-UAE agreement shows the value of engagement

September 9, 2020 This op-ed was originally published by JCRC Executive Director Steve Hunegs in the Star Tribune. Contrary to the sentiments expressed in two recent commentaries denying Israel’s legitimacy — “Admit it: The two-state solution is dead,” Aug. 10, and “More ‘peace’ ...

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Counterpoint: Israel-UAE agreement shows the value of engagement

September 9, 2020 This op-ed was originally published by JCRC Executive Director Steve Hunegs in the Star Tribune. Contrary to the sentiments expressed in two recent commentaries denying Israel’s legitimacy — “Admit it: The two-state solution is dead,” Aug. 10, and “More ‘peace’ ...

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Media

Justice for Jacob Blake: Peace in our Streets

Justice for Jacob Blake: Peace in our Streets

August 28, 2020 Many of us awoke Monday to the news that Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer, while Mr. Blake's three children sat in the backseat of the vehicle. Compounding ...

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Justice for Jacob Blake: Peace in our Streets

August 28, 2020 Many of us awoke Monday to the news that Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer, while Mr. Blake's three children sat in the backseat of the vehicle. Compounding ...

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JCRC Welcomes Normalization of Ties Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

JCRC Welcomes Normalization of Ties Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

August 13, 2020 “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) welcomes the news that the government of Israel is normalizing relations with the United Arab Emirates and hopefully laying the groundwork for closer ties with other ...

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JCRC Welcomes Normalization of Ties Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

August 13, 2020 “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) welcomes the news that the government of Israel is normalizing relations with the United Arab Emirates and hopefully laying the groundwork for closer ties with other ...

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Statement

JCRC Disgusted by Ongoing Comparisons of Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread to Nazi Persecution

JCRC Disgusted by Ongoing Comparisons of Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread to Nazi Persecution

We call upon Republican leadership to stand with our Jewish community against this poisonous and hurtful rhetoric     August 5, 2020   Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the ...

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JCRC Disgusted by Ongoing Comparisons of Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread to Nazi Persecution

We call upon Republican leadership to stand with our Jewish community against this poisonous and hurtful rhetoric     August 5, 2020   Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the ...

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Statement

JCRC Applauds Minnesota’s Leadership and the Fiterman Family for Helping to Keep Minnesotans Safe and Healthy

JCRC Applauds Minnesota’s Leadership and the Fiterman Family for Helping to Keep Minnesotans Safe and Healthy

July 29, 2020 Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan joined with business leaders to discuss an ongoing public-private partnership to distribute four million masks across Minnesota in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The ...

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JCRC Applauds Minnesota’s Leadership and the Fiterman Family for Helping to Keep Minnesotans Safe and Healthy

July 29, 2020 Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan joined with business leaders to discuss an ongoing public-private partnership to distribute four million masks across Minnesota in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The ...

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Statement

JCRC Condemns Ongoing Comparisons to Nazis, and the Misuse of the Holocaust, to Measures being Taken to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

JCRC Condemns Ongoing Comparisons to Nazis, and the Misuse of the Holocaust, to Measures being Taken to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Update -- July 27: “The post shared by the Republican Party of Wabasha County MN is appalling. As we stated over the weekend, to compare public health measures to Nazi orders for Jews to wear yellow badges is reprehensible and ...

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JCRC Condemns Ongoing Comparisons to Nazis, and the Misuse of the Holocaust, to Measures being Taken to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Update -- July 27: “The post shared by the Republican Party of Wabasha County MN is appalling. As we stated over the weekend, to compare public health measures to Nazi orders for Jews to wear yellow badges is reprehensible and ...

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Statement