Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Charleston Blog

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Charleston’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues of vital importance to the organized Jewish community based on consensus, civility and an expanded commitment to living Jewish values of social justice.

Israel says war in Gaza was moral and deaths are the fault of Hamas

JERUSALEM — Israeli officials issued a broad defense Sunday over how their country waged the war in the Gaza Strip last summer, making a case that Israel sought to minimize civilian casualties as the Islamist movement Hamas put its people in the line of fire and cynically used the ensuing…

JCRC-GC Consensus Statement on the BDS movement

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Charleston (JCRC-GC) finds that the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel to be a counter productive attempt to manipulate the Israel – Palestinian peace process. This movement that was founded in 2005 and coordinated by the BDS N…

Amnesty Accuses Hamas of War Crimes in Gaza

Link to original article from The Times of Israel can be viewed here.

The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to “settle scores” with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday. 

A report by the London-bas…

Vatican causes stir with treaty recognizing Palestine as a state

By William Booth and Michelle Boorstein May 13 at 5:11 PM   
Original article can be found here.

JERUSALEM — The Vatican announced a treaty Wednesday that reaffirms Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew Israeli criticism and stirred alarm that an activist Pope Franc…

Charleston is the special guest at this year's Israel Day Parade in NY

Rebecca Leibowitz                                        
Program Director


Charleston Jewish Community is a special guest

(May 7, 2015) We are thrilled to …