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Statement on the Knesset BDS Supporter Ban

ARZA supports a vision of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. In keeping with this vision, ARZA believes that the State of Israel must abide by the basic tenets of democracy, including the freedom of expression and freedom of speech. We maintain that the strength of our Jewish community comes from a diversity of ideologies held together by our common love for the Jewish people, Torah, and traditions.

ARZA, CCAR Strongly Condemn Israeli Regularization Bill

The Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) strongly condemn the Knesset’s passage yesterday of the so-called “Regularization Bill” as undemocratic and shortsighted.

ARZA Condemns Vandalism and Incitement against Kehilat Ra'anan and Reform Jewish Leaders

The Association of Reform Zionists of America condemns the shocking act of hate and violence against Kehilat Ra’anan in Ra’anana on Thursday. We send our loving support to all our friends in the Reform community there, and we call upon the police to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. We demand that all of Israel’s leaders condemn the climate of incitement that makes an act like this possible.

 

 

Even More ARZA Statements From Arza

Statement on the Knesset BDS Supporter Ban

ARZA supports a vision of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. In keeping with this vision, ARZA believes that the State of Israel must abide by the basic tenets of democracy, including the freedom of expression and freedom of speech. We maintain that the strength of our Jewish community comes from a diversity of ideologies held together by our common love for the Jewish people, Torah, and traditions.

ARZA, CCAR Strongly Condemn Israeli Regularization Bill

The Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) strongly condemn the Knesset’s passage yesterday of the so-called “Regularization Bill” as undemocratic and shortsighted.

ARZA Supports the State of Israel’s Dismantling of the Illegal West Bank Outpost Amona

February 1, 2017

ARZA strongly supports the Israeli government’s dismantling of the illegal outpost of Amona and the evacuation of its 40 families, a difficult endeavor that ultimately will strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law in Israel.

ARZA’s Response to UN Security Council Resolution 2334

December 25, 2016

The Other Kotel Bill

December 21, 2016

ARZA vigorously opposes the “other Kotel” bill, which would ban Jewish expression as embraced by the majority of North America’s Jews at Judaism’s holiest site.

On Sunday, December 18, Knesset lawmakers endorsed legislation that would outlaw practices deemed “offensive” throughout the entire area around the Western Wall.  Under the proposed bill, violators would be punished by six months in jail or a 10,000 shekel ($2,600) fine.

ARZA Condemns Vandalism and Incitement against Kehilat Ra'anan and Reform Jewish Leaders

November 24, 2016

The Association of Reform Zionists of America condemns the shocking act of hate and violence against Kehilat Ra’anan in Ra’anana on Thursday. We send our loving support to all our friends in the Reform community there, and we call upon the police to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. We demand that all of Israel’s leaders condemn the climate of incitement that makes an act like this possible.

 

 

ARZA Statement on Steve Bannon and Two-State Solution

November 16, 2016

ARZA joins Reform Movement Partners in Deep Concern about Steve Bannon and Calls upon President-elect Trump to Support a Two-State Solution