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Israel – Religious Pluralism at the Western Wall (2016)

Posted on May 10, 2017

Background In 1990, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism affirmed by resolution that religious pluralism is essential to Jewish unity, that the Western Wall in Jerusalem is a cherished holy place for all Jews of all shades of belief, and that women have the right to worship at the Western Wall free from intimidation and harassment. Continue Reading »

Israel (2012)

Posted on July 31, 2014

Background An essential element of the mission of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is to reinforce bonds with Israel and Jews worldwide by nurturing a real sense of Ahavat Zion (love of Israel) among its members. To that end, Women’s League promotes a Six Point Program for Israel: Zionist philosophy Support of the Conservative /Masorti Continue Reading »

Israel – Gender Equality in Public Secular Spaces (2012)

Posted on July 31, 2014

Background Israel was established as a democratic state. Its Declaration of Independence proclaims that Israel will “uphold the full social and political equity of all of its citizens, without distinction of race, creed, or sex.” There have been increasing incidences attempting to enforce gender segregation in public secular places in Israel. Gender-based discrimination has occurred on sidewalks, Continue Reading »

Israel – Equality of Treatment in Israeli Hotels (2012)

Posted on July 31, 2014

(The Masorti Foundation has asked the various arms of the Conservative/Masorti movement to approve this resolution. The RA, JEA, NAASE and the Schechter Day School Network have already done so.) Background It has become increasingly the case that when Masorti/Conservative groups have wished to daven in Israeli hotels, they have been denied the use of Continue Reading »

Israel – Water (2000)

Posted on October 5, 2013

Most of Israel is classified as arid (60%) or semi-arid. Rainfall is confined to the winter and occurs mainly in the northern and western parts of the country. A dry season with practically no rainfall prevails from April to the end of October. Additionally, there is extreme variability in the amount of rainfall from year Continue Reading »

Israel – Women’s Prayer Groups at the Wall (1990)

Posted on October 5, 2013

Consistent with Judaism’s basic principles of equality for all people, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is committed to the pursuit of equality in Jewish life and has a long-standing history of support for full religious participation of Jewish women in ritual life. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism believes that: Religious pluralism within Judaism is essential Continue Reading »

Israel – Territorial Issues (1976)

Posted on October 3, 2013

We support United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 of November 1967 and Resolutions: 338 of October 1973 as agreed to by all the Major Powers, Arab States and Israel. Resolution 338, which was enacted at the end of the Yom Kippur War, calls for negotiations between Israel and the Arab States, looking toward settlement of Continue Reading »

Israel – Tourism (1986)

Posted on October 3, 2013

The upsurge in terrorist activity in Europe and the Middle East is causing a serious decline in Israel’s tourism industry as more and more people are reluctant to travel abroad. Tourism is Israel’s number one source of income and provides employment for more than 20,000 people. Annual revenues from tourism exceed $1.4 billion. It has Continue Reading »

Israel – Special Relationship Between United States and Israel (1984)

Posted on October 3, 2013

The bonds between the United States and Israel are secured by their shared commitment to the defense of democracy, justice and freedom. Their people share common ideals, values and spiritual roots. Israel has the strength, stability and strategic position to promote western interests in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean and to act as a Continue Reading »

Israel – Palestinian State (2004)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Palestinian State (2004) With the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948, the hopes and dreams of two millennia have been realized. Yet, the Arab-Israeli conflict and unrelenting terrorism have been a constant during those years. Only Jordan and Egypt have formal peace treaties with Israel. The rise of Palestinian nationalism has pushed Continue Reading »