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Progressive Judaism statement on Israel judicial overhaul

PRESS RELEASE

Progressive Judaism in the UK strongly condemns the current Israeli Government’s reshaping of the country’s justice system, including the forcing through of the first stage of its judicial overhaul.

We stand united against this week’s vote and the continued efforts of the Israeli Government to change the democratic character of Israel.

As Progressive Jews we are committed to a democratic, pluralist state which is a true ‘Light to the Nations’, in line with the vision of Israel’s founders.

We continue to work closely with our partners around the world, and especially our colleagues in Israel who have been at the forefront of protest for the last 29+ weeks.

We are committed to supporting them in their inspiring efforts to preserve Israeli democracy and we echo the words of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism that “we will continue with this struggle… we have no other choice.”

Statement by Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Rabbi Josh Levy
Chief Executives of Liberal Judaism and The Movement for Reform Judaism

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