Greater than 300 U.S. rabbis have put their signatures to a letter warning that Israel’s new authorities underneath incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may do “irreparable hurt” with extremist insurance policies.
The letter cautions in opposition to coverage proposals from excessive Jewish nationalist members set to hitch Netanyahu’s cupboard and authorities, calling them “anathema to the tenets of democracy.”
If applied, the insurance policies “will trigger irreparable hurt to the Israel-Jewish Diaspora relationship, as they’re an affront to the overwhelming majority of American Jews and our values,” the letter reads.
The rabbis argue the insurance policies may erode ladies’s rights, expel Arab Israelis and override Israeli Supreme Courtroom rulings, amongst different actions they are saying may run counter to the nation’s values.
Netanyahu is about to return to energy as Israel’s prime minister for the third time after pulling collectively a far-right governing coalition, known as essentially the most excessive administration within the nation’s historical past.
The rabbis additional pledge of their open letter to protest the hard-right administration by blocking members of the Spiritual Zionist Social gathering from collaborating of their congregations and organizations, and name on different clergy members to do the identical.
“When those that tout racism and bigotry declare to talk within the identify of Israel, however deny our rights, our heritage, and the rights of essentially the most susceptible amongst us, we should take motion. We should converse out,” the rabbis wrote.