The quality and conditions of Israel's survival continue to be a source of deep concern. Faced by continued terrorism across her borders, craven political attacks within the United Nations, and serious internal problems, Israel survives and the people of Israel live! We salute that nation's tenacity, her courage, and the forbearance of her people, and we reaffirm our abiding commitment to Israel's destiny.

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Submitted by the URJ Resolutions Committee

WHEREAS at the Biennial Convention of the URJ it was clear that Israel engagement and involvement of the Reform Movement in Israel is of great importance to the leadership and congregations throughout North America;

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Executive Committee
February 1977
New York, New York

Whereas there have been grassroot requests from members and groups of members of various Reform congregations for an opportunity to participate as Reform Jews as part of the voting constituency of the World Zionist Organization under the aegis of the UAHC and/or otherwise more fully implement their commitment to Israel,

Now, therefore, be it resolved that:

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52nd General Assembly
November 1973
New York, NY

At this momentous juncture in our history, we reaffirm the fundamental unity of the living Jewish people. We mourn the dreadful loss of life-that of our fellow Jews in Israel whose most solemn religious day was invaded by the infamous aggression of Syria and Egypt, as well as the Arabs who were themselves victims of the tragic policies of their own leaders. Therefore, the UAHC, at this 52nd General Assembly, declares:

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48th General Assembly
November 1965
San Francisco, CA

The danger of new aggression continues undiminished in the Near East because the Arab states still refuse to make peace with Israel and persist in their military preparations for her destruction.

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For Consideration by the Union for Reform Judaism Board of Trustees
June 2004
Denver, Colorado


"My heart is in the East" - Judah Halevi

Today, 11 years since Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat shook hands on the White House lawn, we continue to watch in horror and sadness as Palestinian terrorism haunts our brothers and sisters in Israel.

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Adopted by the General Assembly
November 30 - December 3, 1995 Atlanta

Background In November 1995, the Israeli Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that opened the door for legal recognition of non-Orthodox conversions. Subse quently, concerns have been raised that, to strengthen the new coalitional government, an agreement was made with various Orthodox political parties to pursue legislation that would again block recognition of such conversions.

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59th General Assembly
November 1987
Chicago, Illinois

The State of Israel is founded upon the principles of prophetic justice. As Reform Jews we are committed to the moral imperatives of Zionism and to the prophetic vision that Zion will be redeemed with justice.

We are aware that Israel lives in a world of force, surrounded by enemies that seek to destroy her. Secure borders and military strength are matters on which her very survival depends.

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