Four Takes on the 1967 Six-Day War

By: Dan Seligson, Director, Israel Advocacy Marketing and Crisis Communications​, CJP

There are some undeniable historical facts from the 1967 Six-Day War; Israel, beset on three sides by enemies, scored a surprising, and some would say miraculous, military victory. In doing so, the tiny…

Putting Myself Into the Conversation

By: Elisha Gechter

I needed another commitment like I needed a hole in the head. And I thought I needed another conversation about Israel like I needed a hole in the head. But this past fall I said yes to being on the Task Force to help guide the new CommUNITY Israel Dialogue that CJP is ro…

Embracing Optimism: Peres’ Message of Constructive Engagement

By: Jeremy Burton, Executive Director, JCRC Boston

At last week’s kickoff event for the CommUNITY Israel Dialogue, we honored the life and legacy of Shimon Peres. Israel’s former Consul General to New England Nadav Tamir began by sharing one of Peres’ guiding principles: unfettered op…

Exiting the Echo Chamber

By Gil Preuss, Executive Vice President, CJP

Last spring, at the height of the presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal created a real-time news tracker by collecting trending news stories on Facebook. The tool offered a side-by-side look at conversations on current events from …

The CommUNITY Israel Dialogue, Building an Even Stronger Future

By Neil Wallack, CJP Board Chair

“If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?” – Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

We are blessed here in Boston to live in one of the most vibrant Jewish communities in the United States --and it’s probably not …