Joint Statement by JLC and Board of Deputies on Israel

JOINT STATEMENT

“Both the Board of Deputies and the JLC have been supportive of the efforts by President Herzog to find a compromise between supporters and opponents of the proposed judicial reforms and we are deeply disappointed that, at this stage, the efforts have failed.

“Now that the first law has passed, we plead with Israeli leaders to return urgently to dialogue and to prevent the deepening of a constitutional crisis which will do tremendous damage to the very fabric of Israeli society, its regional security and global status. A Jewish democratic state remains the greatest achievement of the Jewish People in modern times and its preservation and development should be a priority of Jews worldwide.”

Both the Board of Deputies and the JLC have been supportive of the efforts by President Herzog to find a compromise between supporters and opponents of the proposed judicial reforms and we are deeply disappointed that, at this stage, the efforts have failed. Now that the first law has passed, we plead with Israeli leaders to return urgently to dialogue and to prevent the deepening of a constitutional crisis which will do tremendous damage to the very fabric of Israeli society, its regional security and global status. A Jewish democratic state remains the greatest achievement of the Jewish People in modern times and its preservation and development should be a priority of Jews worldwide.

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