December 22, 2014 · 30 Kislev

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The Writing on the Wall

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Disaster struck Saturday night at a school building in Jerusalem.  Four firefighter teams were called in to extinguish a blaze that destroyed a first-grade classroom.  The larger tragedy is that the fire seems to have been an act of premeditated arson, and the school targeted for being a model of Jewish-Arab community building.  The torched building housed […]

The Reform Movement Condemns Brutal Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Nov 18, 2014 12:00 AM
In response to the attack that happened at B’nei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem, the leaders of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) and the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) released the following statements: Reform Movement Condemns Brutal […]

Israel Update: New Terror Attacks, and a Legal Battle over Jerusalem

Fresh Updates from RAC » Israel   |   Nov 7, 2014 12:00 AM
The past two weeks have been scary ones for Israelis and Jerusalem residents, as three separate attacks on light rail stations have left three people dead and injured a dozen more. On October 23, a Palestinian man drove his car through a light rail station near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, killing a three-month-old infant who […]
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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