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JCRC Urges Veto of One-Sided, Anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
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JCRC Statement on Moving U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and Comments of Ambassador-designate David Friedman
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
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JCRC Statement on Passing of Judge Myron "Mike" Bright, z''l of Fargo, ND
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
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JCRC Condemns Swastika in North Minneapolis
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
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JCRC Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Disavowal of White Nationalist Group
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
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JCRC Statement on the Election and Recent Events
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
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JCRC Condemns Hateful Graffiti Targeting Muslim Students Association at the University of Minnesota
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning hateful and anti-Islamic graffiti that was found at the University of Minnesota:
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JCRC Condemns Anti-Semitic Libel of Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the anti-Semitic libel of Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon posted anonymously yesterday on Craigslist:
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JCRC Mourns the Death of Larry Gibson, z''l
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement mourning the death of Larry Gibson, z''l:
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JCRC Statement on the Death of Former Israeli Prime Minister, President, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shimon Peres, z''l
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to the death of former Israeli Prime Minister, President, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shimon Peres, z''l:
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JCRC Horrified by Stabbing Attack in St. Cloud, MN
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to this weekend’s stabbing attack at a mall in St. Cloud, MN:
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JCRC Mourns the Death of Joseph Wilf, z''l
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement mourning the death of Joseph Wilf, z''l:
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JCRC Rejects the Inclusion of Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Rhetoric in the Black Lives Matter National Platform
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement rejecting the inclusion of divisive anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric in the Black Lives Matter national platform:
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JCRC Expresses Condemnation and Sadness over Terror Attack Killing a Priest in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s heinous terror attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France:
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JCRC Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nice and Stands with France to Combat Hatred and Violence
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding Thursday's heinous terrorist attack in Nice, France:
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JCRC Saddened and Horrified by the Death of Philando Castile and Five Dallas Police Officers
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement expressing our deep sadness and horror regarding the senseless death of Philando Castile on July 6, and the five Dallas police officers on July 7:
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JCRC Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel, z''l
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement mourning the death of Elie Wiesel, z''l:
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JCRC Condemns Flying of Nazi Flag in Lauderdale, Minnesota
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in condemnation of the flying of a Nazi battle flag at a home in Lauderdale, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities:
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JCRC APPALLED BY THE MURDER OF A 13-YEAR-OLD ISRAELI GIRL WHO WAS STABBED TO DEATH BY A 17-YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN TERRORIST WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING IN HER OWN BED
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in solidarity with the people of Israel who are suffering from a nine-month wave of terrorism, including yesterday's murder of a 13-year-old Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, while she slept in her bed by a 17-year old Palestinian terrorist:
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JCRC HORRIFIED BY HEINOUS HOMOPHOBIC TERROR ATTACK AT LGBT CLUB IN ORLANDO
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to this weekend's horrific homophobic terror attack at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando:
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JCRC CONDEMNS MURDER OF FOUR ISRAELIS BY PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS AT TEL AVIV'S SARONA MARKET
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in solidarity with the people of Israel who are suffering from an eight-month wave of terrorism, including yesterday's shooting attack at the popular Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, in which four people were murdered and sixteen were injured.
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JCRC CONDEMNS JERUSALEM BUS BOMBING AND DISCOVERY OF HAMAS ‘TERROR TUNNEL’ FROM GAZA INTO ISRAEL
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in solidarity with the people of Israel who are suffering from a six-month wave of terror attacks, including yesterday's bombing of a Jerusalem bus, in which 21 people were injured, including a 15 year-old girl, and the discovery of a 'terror tunnel' from Gaza into Israel:
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JCRC, Minnesota Hillel, and Students Supporting Israel National Applaud Minnesota Student Association Vote Against Singling Out Israel for Divestment
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC); Benjie Kaplan, executive director of Minnesota Hillel; Ilan Sinelnikov, president and founder of Students Supporting Israel National (Students Supporting Israel); and Sami Rahamim, JCRC board member, Minnesota Hillel Vice President, and president of the University of Minnesota Chapter for Students Supporting Israel issued the following statement in response to the University of Minnesota Student Association's divestment decision Tuesday:
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JCRC Condemns Hateful and Anti-Semitic Flyers Received at the University of Minnesota
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the hateful and anti-Semitic flyers received at the University of Minnesota:
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JCRC Congratulates Bernard Hebda on Being Named Archbishop-Designate of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement congratulating Bernard Hebda on being named Archbishop-Designate of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:
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JCRC and Minnesota Hillel Applaud Minnesota Student Association Vote to Strike Divestment Resolution
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), Benjie Kaplan, executive director of Minnesota Hillel, and Sami Rahamim, acting president of Minnesota Hillel, issued the following statement following the University of Minnesota Student Association’s divestment decision Tuesday:
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JCRC Applauds U of M President Eric Kaler on His Statement Opposing Israel Divestment and Condemning Prejudice and Hostility Towards the Jewish Community
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement applauding University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s statement opposing Israel divestment efforts and condemning prejudice and hostility towards the Jewish community:
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JCRC Opposes Israel Divestment Efforts at the University of Minnesota
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to efforts at the University of Minnesota to divest from corporations with business ties in Israel:
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Transfer of Memory at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN
Concordia College hosted an opening reception for the photography exhibit at the Cyrus M. Running Gallery. Event speakers were Maria Kozol, John Pierce, Steve Hunegs, Dr. Sonja Wentling and President William Craft. Transfer of Memory will be on display through February 12, 2016.
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JCRC Condemns Donald Trump's Outrageous Proposal to Bar All Muslims from Entering the United States
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to yesterday's proposal by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that all Muslims should be barred from entering the United States:
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Reflecting on the Life of Hy Berman
Whether the subject was Heinrich Graetz's "History of the Jews," or William Watts Folwell's "History of Minnesota," or the football prospects of the Gophers and Vikings – not to mention his own scholarship and commentary – Professor Emeritus Hy Berman was the "Man to See."
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JCRC Condemns Shooting of Peaceful Protestors in North Minneapolis
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the shooting of five unarmed peaceful protestors late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis:
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JCRC Horrified by Heinous Terror Attacks and Stands with the People of Paris
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding last week's heinous terrorist attacks in Paris:
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JCRC STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF FRANCE
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), sent a letter to the executive director of the Alliance Française Mpls/St. Paul expressing solidarity with the people of France in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on November 13th.
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JCRC Condemns Illegal and Shameful Disruption of Lecture at the University of Minnesota Law School
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in condemnation of yesterday's illegal and shameful disruption of New York University Professor Moshe Halbertal's "John Dewey Lecture in the Philosophy of Law" at the University of Minnesota Law School:
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JCRC Condemns Recent Wave of Deadly Terror Attacks Against Israelis
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in solidarity with the people of Israel who are suffering from a recent wave of terror attacks:
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JCRC Mourns the Death of Leon Frankel, z''l
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to the passing of Leon Frankel, z''l:
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Star Tribune publishes JCRC Commentary on Iran Deal
With the nuclear deal done, Steve Hunegs explores how to keep Iran in check. The U.S. and its allies must take strong steps to confront Tehran and protect our security.
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Resolution on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas:
The Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas respects the efforts of the P5+1 countries to negotiate an enforceable and verifiable nuclear agreement with the Government of Iran.
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JCRC Condemns Heinous Crime against Palestinian Family
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the lethal terror attack on a Palestinian family in the village of Duman:
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JCRC Statement on the Announcement of a Completed Iran Nuclear Deal
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement on the announcement of a completed Iran nuclear deal with the P5+1:
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JCRC Applauds Senators for Signing Bipartisan Letter Supporting Unwavering U.S. Commitment to Israel
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement applauding Senators from Minnesota and South Dakota for signing a bipartisan letter supporting unwavering U.S. commitment to Israel:
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Faith Communities Condemn Racist Murders in Charleston, S.C.
The Minnesota Council of Churches, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and Dakotas, the Islamic Center of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Rabbinical Association issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s murders in Charleston, S.C.:
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JCRC Statement on Israeli Elections
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s elections in Israel:
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MPR News features Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933 – 1941) Exhibit
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota, the Sabes JCC, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas proudly present Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941): A Journey of hope for more than 18,000 Jews to China, an international exhibit that tells the stories of European Jews who immigrated to Shanghai to escape Nazi persecution.
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JCRC Applauds Decision of Minnesota State Board of Investment to Reaffirm Purchase of Israel Bonds
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement applauding the Minnesota State Board of Investment’s decision to reaffirm Minnesota’s purchase of Israel bonds:
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JCRC Condemns Attacks in Copenhagen’s Krystalgade Synagogue
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding the latest attack on a Jewish community in Europe:
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JCRC Stands in Solidarity with Israel in Defending Itself against Lethal Attacks from Lebanon
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement expressing solidarity with Israel in defending itself against a barrage of lethal attacks from the Iranian backed terrorist group Hezbollah in Lebanon and praises U.S. Congressional support of Israel:
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JCRC Condemns Lethal Terror Attack Against France’s Jewish Community
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding today’s lethal terrorist attack at a Jewish grocery store in Paris, which comes just two days after the terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo:
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JCRC Stands in Solidarity with the People of France
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), sent a letter to the executive director of the Alliance Française Mpls/St. Paul expressing solidarity with the people of France in the aftermath of the terrorist attack at a satirical newspaper in Paris.
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JCRC Welcomes Decision to Release Alan Gross
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement about the release of American Alan Gross from Cuba:
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JCRC Applauds Settlement Allowing Islamic Worship Center to Open in St. Anthony
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to today’s settlement allowing an Islamic worship center to open in St. Anthony:
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JCRC Condemns Apparent Blacklisting of Israeli-American Student at the University of Minnesota
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to the apparent blacklisting of Ilan Sinelnikov, an Israeli-American undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota:
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JCRC Condemns Hateful Anti-Muslim Rhetoric of Western Minnesota Political Figure
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today condemning the hateful and anti-Islamic remarks of Jack Whitley, chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party:
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JCRC Condemns Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement regarding today’s terror attack at a Jerusalem synagogue in which four worshipers were murdered and an Israeli policeman was gravely wounded:
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JCRC Condemns Hateful Graffiti Targeting Muslim Community in St. Paul
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today condemning hateful and anti-Islamic graffiti that was found in St. Paul:
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JCRC Congratulates All Winners and Candidates in Midterm Elections
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement today on this week’s midterm elections:
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JCRC Condemns the Slur “Redskins” and Urges its Abolition as the Name of the Washington NFL Team
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today condemning the slur “Redskins” and urging its abolition as the name of the Washington NFL team:
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JCRC Condemns Terror Attacks in Israel and Canada
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement regarding this week’s terror attacks in Jerusalem and Ottawa, the respective capitols of Israel and Canada:
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JCRC Applauds Augsburg College’s Decision to Recognize Students Supporting Israel as a Chartered Student Organization
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by Augsburg College to recognize Students Supporting Israel as a chartered student organization:
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JCRC Applauds Governor Mark Dayton’s Support of Minnesota’s Investment in Israel
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to today’s anti-Israel demonstration at the Minnesota State Board of Investment:
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JCRC Statement on Hamas’ Violation of the Latest Cease-fire and the Murder of American Journalist James Foley by ISIS
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement today in response to Hamas’ violation of the latest cease-fire agreement and the murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS:
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JCRC Applauds Israel’s Decision to Extend Ceasefire and Legislation Authorizing U.S. Funding for "Iron Dome"
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today applauding Israel's decision to extend the current 72-hour ceasefire originally set to expire on Friday morning beyond its present deadline as well as the approval of legislation authorizing U.S. funding for "Iron Dome":
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JCRC STATEMENT ON HAMAS' VIOLATION OF HUMANITARIAN CEASE-FIRE
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today in response to Hamas’ violation of the latest humanitarian cease-fire as well as the recent anti-Israel activity within the Twin Cities:
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JCRC STATEMENT ON MOVEMENT OF IDF GROUND FORCES INTO GAZA STRIP
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today in response to the movement of IDF ground forces into the Gaza Strip:
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ISRAEL AGREES TO CEASE-FIRE AND WHAT DOES IT GET...MORE HAMAS ROCKETS
First, thank you to Senators Klobuchar and Franken as well as Senators Heitkamp (ND) and Thune (SD) for their co-sponsorship of the Senate Resolution defending Israel’s right to self-defense and condemning the unprovoked rocket attacks against innocent Israeli civilians. The House of Representatives unanimously passed the House version last week.
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JCRC STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL IN DEFENDING ITSELF AGAINST ROCKET ATTACKS FROM GAZA
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today expressing solidarity with Israel in defending itself against a barrage of rocket attacks from terrorist groups in Gaza:
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JCRC STATEMENT ON ISRAEL'S ARREST OF SUSPECTS IN ARAB TEEN MURDER
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today in response to the arrests in connection with the killing of Arab teen Mohammad Abu Khdeir:
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JCRC CONDEMNS MURDER OF ARAB TEENAGER IN EASTERN JERUSALEM
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today condemning the murder of an Arab teenager in eastern Jerusalem:
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JEWISH COMMUNITY IS DEEPLY SADDENED AND OUTRAGED BY MURDER OF THREE KIDNAPPED ISRAELI TEENAGERS
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Minnesota Rabbinical Association (MRA) condemn the murder of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, one of whom is a U.S. citizen.
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JCRC PRAYS FOR RETURN OF THREE TEENAGE KIDNAPPED ISRAELIS
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today in response to last week’s kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, one of whom is a U.S. citizen:
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JCRC PRAISES POPE FRANCIS' UPCOMING VISIT TO ISRAEL
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today in response to Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Israel:
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A LETTER FROM THE MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES ON YOM HASHOAH
To the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas...
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JCRC EXPRESSES SHOCK AND GRIEF OVER MURDERS AT JEWISH INSTITUTIONS NEAR KANSAS CITY
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) issued the following statement today in response to the murders at two Jewish institutions near Kansas City:
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JCRC SENDS LETTER TO RESTAURANT IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER THE HOSTING OF GERMAN MILITARY RE-ENACTORS
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JCRC STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL IN DEFENDING ITSELF AGAINST ROCKET ATTACKS FROM GAZA
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) expressed solidarity with Israel in defending itself against a barrage of rocket attacks from terrorist groups in Gaza:
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JEWISH COMMUNITY APPLAUDS SENATE CONFIRMATION OF ANDREW LUGER AS MINNESOTA'S U.S. ATTORNEY
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Andrew Luger as Minnesota’s new U.S. attorney:
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JCRC PROUD TO PARTNER WITH BETHEL UNIVERSITY AND KFAI FOR TRANSFER OF MEMORY RECEPTION ON JAN. 22
On January 22, 2014, the JCRC partnered with Bethel University and KFAI to present a reception for Transfer of Memory, a photo exhibition illustrating Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in their homes, in full color.
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JCRC STATEMENT ON DEATH OF FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER AND GENERAL SHARON
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to the death of former Israeli Prime Minister and General Ariel Sharon:
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PUBLICLY REJECTS ASA ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL
Jewish Community Collaborative Effort Responsible for Positive Outcome

On December 15, in a move condemned by numerous prominent academic scholars throughout the country, the American Studies Association (ASA) membership voted to adopt a resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions following a recommendation by their National Council. The vote, however, represented just a narrow fraction of overall ASA members with less than 20 percent of membership taking part.
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JCRC CALLS ON UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO PUBLICLY REJECT THE ASA BOYCOTT
On December 15, in a move condemned by numerous prominent academic scholars throughout the country, the American Studies Association (ASA) membership voted to adopt an ill-advised resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions following a recommendation by their National Council.
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY PUBLISHED IN THE ARGUS LEADER
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, authored a commentary published today in the Argus Leader responding to an anti-Israel speaking tour in South Dakota.  You can read the commentary below or click here to read it on the Argus Leader's website.
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NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR TOLERANCE IN MOTION
The Board of Directors of Tolerance in Motion (TiM) announces the formation of its executive leadership team, appointing Laura Zelle as COO and Lisa Lane as CEO.
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