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Thoughts on the World Zionist Congress Elections from ARZA

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM
By Rabbi Bennett Miller The next year marks an important time for Zionists around the world, as the first elections to the World Zionist Congress (WZC) in five years will be taking place. The WZC, which has met regularly since the First Zionist Congress in 1897, carries important historical weight and controls funding for projects […]

Standing Up Against Discrimination, from 35,000 Feet Up in the Sky

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Oct 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Here at the Religious Action Center, we take pride in our founding to be a Jewish voice against discrimination and segregation in the early 1960s. Kivie Kaplan (President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1966-1975), for whom the street where is RAC is located is named, was driving in Miami […]

Contextualizing Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the UN

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Oct 3, 2014 12:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Monday, just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke to the same assembly. In the speech, the Prime Minister stated his view that “Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas” and sought to link the two groups […]
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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