Press Release

JAC Statement on 2021 Iron Dome Funding

The passage today of legislation that authorizes the transfer of $1 billion to Israel to resupply its Iron Dome missile defense system signals the U.S. commitment to strengthening Israel’s defense and furthering the U.S.-Israel relationship.
We were very concerned that the funding was eliminated from the continuing budget resolution and was used as a political bargaining chip by a select group of Members of Congress. This is counterproductive to our strategic interest in the Mideast, as well.

JAC Statement on the Tragedy in New Zealand

Friday, March 15, 2019

Whether it is in a synagogue, church or a mosque, religious violence hurts everyone.

JAC stands with the Muslim community in New Zealand and the Muslim communities across the world during this horrific time.

We can never allow religious hatred to divide and weaken us. We must be resolute in our efforts to fight bigotry and continue to strive for tolerance and understanding.

The victims and their families will be in our prayers tonight as we usher in Shabbat.

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JAC Statement on the Shooting in Las Vegas

Our condolences to the families and victims whose lives are shattered forever. The tragedy that unfolded in Las Vegas early this morning is indescribable. It's a scene -- senseless violence aimed at innocent victims -- that has played out too often throughout America. 

There will undoubtedly be an outpouring of prayers and comfort. But what our country desperately needs is an outpouring of action to keep guns away from dangerous individuals, ban assault weapons, and tighten background checks. 

JAC Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Today the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This was accomplished by changing the rules of the Senate to permit a simple majority (51 votes) to decide.

JACPAC is deeply disappointed by this confirmation. We say "Elections Have Consequences." The impact of this confirmation will be felt for generations.

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JAC Statement on Donald Trump's Comments About Muslims on 12/2015

JAC strongly condemns the hateful comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

We may differ on ideas and policies, but we must be united - Republicans and Democrats - to ensuring religious freedoms for all. Racial and religious bigotry has absolutely no place in our political arena and only serves to weaken the fabric of our country.

JAC Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal 7-2015

At JAC, we are united with the Jewish community in our fervent desire to see the threat from a nuclear-Iran eliminated through diplomatic means. The U.S. has always had a strong commitment to Israel's security, a goal that has always united the two countries. As Congress reviews the details of the deal, it is important they remain committed to maintaining a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, free from partisanship and that discussions are "rigorous and fact based."