Israel

Israel

39th Council
March 1946
Cincinnati, OH

"The Union declares that its function is to interpret, maintain and promote Reform Judaism and reaffirms its loyalty to its spiritual purposes.

Year Adopted: 
1946

47th Biennial Assembly
November 1963
Chicago, Illinois

Year Adopted: 
1963

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.

Year Adopted: 
1965

59th General Assembly
November 1987
Chicago, Illinois

BACKGROUND
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.

Year Adopted: 
1987

BACKGROUND

Representatives from 49 countries and international organizations gathered this November in Annapolis to lay the foundations for the establishment of a free and democratic Palestinian State, to strengthen the security of the State of Israel and to create an environment conducive to the reduction of tensions in the region.

Year Adopted: 
2007
BACKGROUND

Throughout the Reform Movement's history, in times of peace and in times of strife, we have spoken out in unequivocal and unconditional support of the State of Israel and her people. This support stems from a love of the land and an understanding that the destinies of the Jewish people and of Israel are intertwined in an unbreakable connection. These ties remain enduring even when our love for Israel compels us on occasion to express disagreement with

Year Adopted: 
2009

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations reaffirms its total commitment to the continued existence and security of the State of Israel. The UAHC has deepened its attachment to Israel through the support of our congregations, communities and kibbutzim, and other Reform institutions in Israel.

With heavy hearts, we take note of the Palestinian Arabs and Jews who have been killed during the Intifada, and we express our sympathy to those who mourn, lest these dead, "get nothing except our wreaths," we rededicate ourselves to the work of peace.

Year Adopted: 
1989
BACKGROUND

We are encouraged by early pronouncements by Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak on the question of religious pluralism in Israel, but we are concerned that past promises of forward movement have not borne fruit.

Year Adopted: 
1999