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Boston Partners for Peace

Boston Partners for Peace is a "people to people" normalization effort coordinated by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston. Through Boston Partners for Peace, the JCRC of Greater Boston pushes the false narrative that "friendship," "cooperation," and "tolerance" can bring an end to the "conflict" between Palestinians and the Israeli settlers who are stealing Palestinian land and resources. In this way, the Boston Partners for Peace attempts to relegate Palestinians to the position of a minority group who can at best aspire toward increased integration into the Zionist settler colonial political framework through educational and economic advancement, rather than an indigenous people who should (and do) aspire toward reclaiming the land and the resources that the Zionist entity has stolen from them.

The JCRC of Greater Boston uses Boston Partners for Peace to propagandize this false and harmful narrative to Boston Area community leaders who attend the JCRC's all-expenses-paid "study tours" (propaganda junkets) to Israel. In 2019, for example, the JCRC of Greater Boston and the New England Jewish Labor Committee partnered to coordinate a "Study Tour" to Israel specifically targeting Boston area labor leadership. Accordingly to the JCRC, participants "returned inspired and eager to share their new perspectives with their communities and to support Boston Partners for Peace." Boston Partners for Peace is indeed endorsed by the multiple Boston-area labor organizations, including New England Regional Council of Carpenters, SEIU 1199, IUPAT dc 35.

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