Resolution on Aliyah and Strengthening Our Presence in Israel

WHEREAS the Conservative/Masorti Movement was the first religious stream to be pro-Zionist; and

WHEREAS Medinat Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael have continued to be of central importance and paramount concern to the Conservative Movement; and

WHEREAS the current situation in Israel has increased concerns about physical safety and resulted in the diminution of the presence of world Jewry coming to Israel for visits and for study; and

WHEREAS first-hand reports from recent visitors to Israel suggest that security within Israel is undiminished.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly continue to encourage aliyah, long-term study and organized synagogue and personal visits to Israel.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, June, 2001