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Israel – 1980 Olympics (1978)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Eleven Israeli athletes gave their lives in the 1972 Munich Olympic games; yet the government of Israel did not withdraw from the Olympics despite the grave danger that participation poses to its athletes. Nor did the Israeli athletes, themselves, flinch from participation. The Soviet and the Third World goal are to have Israel down to Continue Reading »

Israel – Magen David Adom (2002)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Recognition of Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) (2002) The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the umbrella group for 176 national emergency relief organizations around the world. The movement has long refused to accord full membership to Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA). Israel’s quest Continue Reading »

Israel – Masorti Judaism (1994)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel (Amended) (1994) Women’s League (editor’s note: for Conservative Judaism) calls upon the government of the State of Israel to fulfill its obligation and commitment to religious pluralism by: Officially recognizing the Masorti (Conservative) Movement. Granting full religious functionary privileges to the Conservative Rabbinate, mohalim, and other religious functionaries. Providing the Continue Reading »

Israel – Mercaz (1984)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Amended Resolution on Mercaz (1984) Women’s League (editor’s note: for Conservative Judaism) believes that a strong Mercaz speaking in the names of hundreds of thousands of Conservative Zionists, will enable us to function as an equal partner with Kelal Yisra’el – to contribute to and to benefit from an improved quality of Jewish life in Continue Reading »

Israel – Jewish and Arab/Muslim Relations (1994)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Jewish and Arab/Muslim Relations (1994) About three million Arab Americans live in the United States. Most Arab Americans are not Muslim, although immigration from Muslim countries continues. Many second-generation Arab Americans are highly successful and some serve in high government positions. They have founded their own institutions such as the Arab American Institute, the National Continue Reading »

Israel – Jerusalem (1992)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Jerusalem ’25 (1992) The 25th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem commemorates what is, in our era, the culmination of the prayers and passion of the Jewish people, throughout the millennia, for Jerusalem. The liberation of the Old City and the reunification of all Jerusalem too place during the Six-Day War on Continue Reading »

Israel – Israel Affairs (1998)

Posted on October 3, 2013

50th Anniversary of the State of Israel (1998) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism joins the entire world Jewish community in celebration of the 50th Anniversary year of the establishment of the State of Israel. With heartfelt joy we salute the people of Israel and all those who have participated in the transformation of our people’s Continue Reading »

Israel – Israel at 60 (2008)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Israel at 60 (2008) May 14, 1948, saw the realization of the dream of the Jewish people, the establishment of a Jewish homeland, an independent and sovereign nation, Medinat Yisrael, the State of Israel. Despite 60 years of violent hostility, war and calumny from its neighbors and their friends, Israel has not only survived but Continue Reading »

Israel – Funding for TALI Schools (2008)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Israel; Funding for TALI Schools (2008) Background TALI is the Hebrew acronym for Tigbor Limudei Yahadut: Enriched Jewish Studies. It is the label for an educational reality for Israel’s non-Orthodox population. Until the formation of the first TALI program in 1976, at that time known as the Masorti School, Israeli parents had only two educational Continue Reading »

Israel – Israeli Soldiers in Captivity (2008)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Israeli Soldiers in Captivity (2008) Background Since 1956 Israel has exchanged Israeli held prisoners of war for the return of Israelis held captive by various Arab nations. However, never before has Israel had to deal with the exchange of convicted terrorists for the return of captured Israeli soldiers or their remains. What has been unique Continue Reading »