Resolution on the Safe Return of Israeli MIAs

Whereas Israel completely withdrew its forces from Lebanon in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425, as certified by the UN Security Council; and also withdrew from Gaza on September 12, 2005, demonstrating its willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of peace;

Whereas in completely unprovoked attacks on undisputed Israeli territory, Israeli Defense Forces Corporal Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas and First Sergeant Eldad Regev and Master Sergeant Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped by Hezbollah; 

Whereas the following soldiers are still missing for many years with no information about their whereabouts: Staff Sgt. Zachary Baumel, Staff Sgt. Zvi Feldman, Staff Sgt. Yehuda Katz, Major Ron Arad, and Private Guy Hever; and

Whereas Israel, like any other sovereign nation, has the right and obligation to protect its citizens.

Therefore be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly express its solidarity with those Israelis still missing in action, extend its support to their families, and call for their immediate release; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon the nations of the world to advocate for the release of Israeli MIAs.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, February, 2007