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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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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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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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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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JCRC Welcomes Conviction of Nazi Concentration Camp Guard in Germany

JCRC Welcomes Conviction of Nazi Concentration Camp Guard in Germany

We applaud local Holocaust survivor Judith Meisel’s pursuit of justice   July 23, 2020 The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) welcomes today’s decision by a German court that convicted a former Nazi concentration camp guard on thousands of counts of being an accessory ...

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JCRC Welcomes Conviction of Nazi Concentration Camp Guard in Germany

We applaud local Holocaust survivor Judith Meisel’s pursuit of justice   July 23, 2020 The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) welcomes today’s decision by a German court that convicted a former Nazi concentration camp guard on thousands of counts of being an accessory ...

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Statement

100 Years Later: JCRC Commemorates Centennial of Duluth Lynching

100 Years Later: JCRC Commemorates Centennial of Duluth Lynching

June 15, 1920 will forever stand as one of the darkest days in Minnesota history. One hundred years ago, a white mob in Duluth abducted and lynched Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie after they were wrongly accused of ...

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100 Years Later: JCRC Commemorates Centennial of Duluth Lynching

June 15, 1920 will forever stand as one of the darkest days in Minnesota history. One hundred years ago, a white mob in Duluth abducted and lynched Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie after they were wrongly accused of ...

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“This is the work of all of us” | JCRC Supports POCI Caucus Package, Launches “Professionals Corps” with Urban League Twin Cities

“This is the work of all of us” | JCRC Supports POCI Caucus Package, Launches “Professionals Corps” with Urban League Twin Cities

June 5, 2020 We join all those around the world mourning the theft of George Floyd’s life. We hold the pain of George’s murder, and we maintain our call for justice, accountability, and change. The JCRC is proud to support ...

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“This is the work of all of us” | JCRC Supports POCI Caucus Package, Launches “Professionals Corps” with Urban League Twin Cities

June 5, 2020 We join all those around the world mourning the theft of George Floyd’s life. We hold the pain of George’s murder, and we maintain our call for justice, accountability, and change. The JCRC is proud to support ...

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