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Supreme Court Happenings

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
In light of recent Supreme Court decisions, and more opinions expected to come down this morning, it feels like an appropriate time to recap what the nine justices have been working and opining on. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upholding a constitutional ban […]

Drifting from Israel, per Rabbi Eric Yoffie

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
Rabbi Eric Yoffie’s most recent piece in Ha’aretz, the Israeli daily, makes the case that young U.S. Jews are not all that enamored with the Jewish state, and goes on to explain why. First, some context: Rabbi Yoffie led, for more than 16 years, the largest (and only growing) denomination in diaspora Jewish life as […]

Talking to Teens about Israel

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
Yesterday evening, I was invited by Temple Sinai of Washington, D.C. to speak to their seventh grade students about my connection and relationship to Israel as a part of their culminating class on their Israel unit.  One of my favorite parts of my job is working with young people, so I was especially excited for […]
Policy resolutions on Israel from the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis
The Reform Movement believes that peace is indispensable to Israel's security and well-being, and that a two-state solution (one Jewish, one Palestinian) is necessary to achieve a viable and lasting peace.
Although there has always been tension in Israel between the religious establishment and progressive or secular Jews, it has never been as heated or intense as the current crisis between the Orthodox authorities and the progressive Jewish movements. Beginning with the "Who is a Jew?" debates in the 1980s, the issue has increasingly become more complex and emotional.
The International Affairs budget includes all of our global, economic, diplomatic, and humanitarian initiatives, including assistance to Israel. Robust foreign assistance to Israel is an important anchor for the peace process, providing Israel with the confidence and assurance needed to move forward with peace negotiations.

Further Reading

All Sides of the Fence
This is not a comprehensive analysis of the issue but the arguments included mention many of the concerns raised by proponents and opponents of the security fence.

Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Packet
Memorial programs to honor the late Yitzhak Rabin.

Moving Forward
A collection of essays from leading Israelis and Americans about the future of the peace process.

Expanding the Conversation, a series by Joseph (Yossi) Alpher:


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