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July 2, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel of the Religious Action Center, (and long time national Board member of the NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights) issued the following statement.

In Israel, mourning turns to anger and despair

When news broke in Israel at around 7:30 p.m. on June 30 that the dead bodies of the three kidnapped boys had been discovered in a field near to where they disappeared — after 18 days of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) searches, raids and arrests across the West Bank — grief blanketed the nation.

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