The situation in the Middle East generates an enormous amount of media coverage, and not all of it presents a balanced picture of what is really happening. The Jewish Community Relations Council monitors the situation and is an effective advocate for Israel. This includes, but is not limited to, well-timed and well-positioned letters to the editor educating the public on the incomparable circumstances Israel faces everyday in its quest to survive. JCRC is also adept at responding to anti-Israel speakers and protesters both on local campuses and off. Many of the most interesting pro-Israel speakers appearing in Louisville are brought here by JCRC. Examples include David Baker, who served as Prime Minister Olmert’s spokesperson and Khaled abu Toameh, an Arab reporter for the Jerusalem Post.
JCRC provides materials and training for Israel advocacy and works closely with Hillel on the University of Louisville campus.