WUPJ Statement on Israeli Government Passage of “Reasonableness” Clause

The passage of legislation in the Knesset this week to effect judicial reform undercuts the independence of Israel’s judiciary and represents a grave threat to Israel’s democracy, its citizens, and the Jewish people worldwide.   The outcome of this divisive legislation threatens to remove protections for Israel’s minorities, endangers its status as a vibrant democracy, […]

[STATEMENT] WUPJ statement on formation of new Israeli Government

The State of Israel and the world’s Jewish Diaspora communities have a relationship built on a common history and shared values. The reality of a ruling coalition in Israel that will include dozens of Knesset members who freely express racist, homophobic and anti-democratic beliefs is frightening and is an anathema to Progressive Judaism. It has […]