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Beyond Conflict: Issues in Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel Today

Beyond Conflict: Issues In Jewish-Arab Relations In Israel Today The dramatic events in the Spring of 2021, propelled Jewish-Arab relations into international headlines. One month after some of the worst intercommunal violence in Israel’s mixed cities, an Arab party, Ra’am, joined a governing coalition for the first time in history. What are the changing realities…

JCPA Condemns Antisemitic Incidents in the Wake of Israel-Hamas Hostilities

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national network hub of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils and 16 national Jewish agencies, expresses its deep concern with the alarming rise in antisemitic incidents in the United States. We urge civic, political, and faith leaders to denounce these acts of violence and…


JCPA Welcomes Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas

New York, NY – JCPA welcomes the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, and hopes that Hamas will abide by it and stop firing rockets into, or otherwise attack, Israel.  More than 4,000 rockets were launched toward Israel over the past eleven days. Both Palestinians and Israelis civilians (Jews and Arabs) have been…


JCPA Response to Escalation of Violence in Israel

In the past few days there has been an escalation of violence in Jerusalem and, more recently, seven Hamas rockets fired at Israeli cities. Israel is currently in a state of emergency. JCPA condemns the incitement by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and urges all parties to do what they can to deescalate the situation.…


Resources on Israel’s Changing Policies on the West Bank

Israel is considering implementing an application of sovereignty or annexation over parts of the West Bank that could take place as early as July 1. JCPA, in coordination, with the Israel Action Network, has put together a task force to assist JCRC directors and chairs in responding to this concern locally. JCPA has compiled articles, webinars, and studies on…

Reflections on JCPA’s Leadership Mission to Israel By Miriam Smulevitz Dant

By Miriam Smulevitz Dant Last month, I traveled to Israel on the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Israel Mission, a trip geared toward Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) lay and professional leaders.  The six day trip was jam packed from morning into night with amazing speakers covering everything from Israeli politics, culture and economy,…


Reflections on JCPA’s Leadership Mission to Israel By Carol Brick-Turin

By Carol Brick-Turin, JCRC Director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation It is with profound gratitude to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs that I share some reflections about a unique opportunity to have engaged in a five day mission with like-hearted leadership. The week was filled with inspirational…

Israel 202

JCPA has teamed up with Israel Policy Forum to sponsor a new learning series for JCRC’s, lay leaders, and professionals on current political and social dynamics in Israel. The aim is to ensure the community relations network is updated and proficient on basic issues related to Israel’s democratic system in order to better serve as…

Review Shows Times’ Institutional Bias Against Israel

By David Bernstein May 14, 2019 New York Jewish Week I did not grow up in New York City, but, like so many American Jews, I grew up reading The New York Times. The Times has long served as the “hometown paper of American Jewry.” It is the newspaper we love and, in our vulnerability…