Israel

Middle East Peace: The Urgent Need for Leadership

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We gather at a moment both promising and perilous for Israel, the Palestinians, and the entire Middle East. President Obama has been in office for fewer than 150 days and Prime Minister Netanyahu for even fewer, yet there is a new and welcome urgency to efforts to revive the stagnant...

On State of Israel

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The Union of American Hebrew Congregations in Convention assembled send affectionate greetings to our brethren in the State of Israel. We take pride in your heroic achievements. We offer prayers for your continued success. We pledge continued aid for your historic task of rehabilitating the homeless of Israel. Although mindful...

On the Israeli-Palestinian Agreement

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The signing of the mutual recognition agreement between Israel and the PLO is a great moment in the history of the Jewish people, and an historic breakthrough on the road to peace — one that is certain to change the Middle East forever. It creates an opportunity to reconcile the...

Israel

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Background The sobering developments of the past year have reminded us yet again of the profound challenges that Israel faces; we have seen too that not all of these challenges come from external enemies. As Israel withdrew from Gaza this summer, the opponents of disengagement demonstrated that Judaism is not...

Israel #1

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As Reform Jews, we affirm our obligation to become involved in issues affecting Israel's survival and to speak out with love and concern. The pursuit of peace is a religious commandment; it is an inherent part of our profound commitment to K'lal Yisrael and our solidarity with our brothers and...