Resolutions 2004

Resolution on the Security Fence in Israel

Whereas every nation has the right and responsibility to protect its citizens from attack;

Whereas the State of Israel is under attack from bombers supported by terrorist organizations determined to undermine the morale of its citizens and destroy the Jewish State itself;

Whereas the Palestinian Authority has not successfully curbed such attacks and the State of Israel has tried to maintain its security against this particularly egregious and loathsome threat; and

Resolution Regarding the Capture of Saddam Hussein and a Free and Democratic Iraq

Whereas Saddam Hussein initiated two aggressive wars against neighbouring Iran and Kuwait;

Whereas Saddam Hussein is responsible for the execution of tens of thousands of Iraqi political opponents, Shiite Muslims and Kurds, the expulsion of ethnic minorities in Northern Iraq and the use of chemical weapons in 1987 and 1988 when approximately 100,000 civilians were killed;

Whereas Saddam Hussein during the First Persian Gulf War for the liberation of Kuwait maliciously and without provocation launched multiple Scud missile attacks against the State of Israel; and

Resolution on Jewish Education

Whereas the National Jewish Population Study reveals that identification with the Jewish religion, observance, the Jewish people and the State of Israel is highest among those with the greatest level of Jewish education;

Whereas the Conservative Movement has been in the forefront of Jewish learning with its system of Solomon Schechter day schools, Camp Ramah, supplementary schools and adult learning programs; 

Whereas serious and sustained adult Jewish learning has proven to be effective in creating knowledgeable and engaged observant Jews;

Resolution On the Kotel Plaza

Whereas the Kotel Ha’Maaravi has been an eternal symbol of hope and unity for the entire Jewish people;

Whereas Jews the world over yearn to pray and celebrate by the Kotel in keeping with their various customs;

Whereas the Kotel Plaza has served as a place where men and women may gather and pray together in keeping with their varying customs since 1967;