Resolution Supporting Israel in the Peace Process

Posted on: Wednesday February 2, 2011

Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly supports the democratic process and democratically elected governments of the State of Israel;

Whereas the State of Israel has consistently extended its hand in peace to its Arab neighbors and has, over the years, made numerous sacrifices and concessions in the interest and hope of achieving peace with its enemies;

Whereas Israel is a vibrant democracy with a free press and a high level of participation in its electoral process;

Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly affirms the unique ties and relationship that exists between the Jews of the Diaspora and the State of Israel and the recognition that we share a common fate; and

Whereas it is the citizens of Israel who must live with the consequences for its security of agreements made as a result of negotiations.

Therefore be it resolved that as Israel enters into these negotiations, the Rabbinical Assembly pledges its support and recognizes that it may necessitate making difficult decisions and sacrifices;

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly ask the government of Israel to consider the voices of the Jews of the Diaspora and to view the Jews of the Diaspora as partners in the quest for peace and security; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly urges the international community to respect the peace agreements negotiated by the democratically elected government of Israel.