Responding to Dangerous Step Backwards for Jewish Unity

 

On Sunday, June 25th, 2017 the Government of Israel voted to "suspend" its previous decision to adopt the Kotel Agreement which was passed in January 2016.  The government also voted to approve a conversion bill which would alienate millions of Jews around the world.  For more information, click here.

 

Why Does this Matter?

Both government actions if continued will to cause significant, long-term damage to Israel-Diaspora relations leading to alienation, particularly among the younger generation, and a reduction of support of Israel.

Take Action, Your Voice Matters.

 

  1. Contact the Israeli Consul General in New York and share with them the your disappointment on the government decision to suspend the “Kotel agreement” and ask the Consuls General to communicate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to tell them how disastrous this new conversion legislation would be. If you send an email, please cc: Shep Englander (senglander@jfedcin.org)​.

 

Consul General Dani Dayan

Consulate General of Israel in New York

info@newyork.mfa.gov.il

(212) 499-5450

 

  1. Send a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, send to Dani Wassner, Director of Government Relations, Jewish Federation of North America's (JFNA) Israel Office (Dani.Wassner@jewishfederations.org). Please cc: Shep Englander (senglander@jfedcin.org).  JFNA will deliver the letters. 

 

  1. Share your concerns with anyone you know who lives in Israel or has family there. 

 

Talking Points:

  • Share your disappointment on the Government of Israel's decision to suspend the Kotel agreement reached with the Jewish Agency and all other parties to establish the Kotel as “ONE WALL FOR ONE PEOPLE.”
  • Urge the Consul General to communicate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and let them know how disastrous this new conversion legislation would be.
  • Both government actions, if continued, would cause significant, long-term damage to Israel-Diaspora relations leading to alienation, particularly among the younger generation, and a reduction of the support of Israel.