Liberal Judaism has long believed in, and campaigned for, a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. Our movement maintains that no people should live under occupation and no country’s right to exist should be constantly challenged.
Liberal Judaism promotes the idea of two narratives, one Jewish Israeli and the other Palestinian/Arab. We believe that both must be acknowledged to achieve a just and lasting resolution.
During recent conflicts, Liberal Judaism has worked hard to ensure that any statement on behalf of the Jewish community reflected distress at the loss of human life on both sides and the range of views in the community.
In 2017, the Alliance for Progressive Judaism established an Israel Desk. The first ever full-time, professionally staffed Israel Desk for the Progressive movements, this desk shows our commitment to building and developing our relationship with Israel. It was created to resource, educate and speak for our communities. While recognising that different communities and members have their own opinions and feelings towards Israel, this is a chance to increase the volume of the unique and strong voice of Progressive Jewry.
The desk is strengthened by the fact that it is a collaborative venture and is jointly funded by ProZion, Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) Friends of Leo Baeck Haifa and Friends of Progressive Judaism (FPJ). This collaboration shows the continued commitment of our Israeli supporters to the Diaspora communities.
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Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank11 September 2019 – 11 Elul 5779
[Statement] ‘Rafi Peretz comment was offensive and ignorant’10 July 2019 – 7 Tammuz 5779
Israeli Ambassador helps celebrate Czech connection at NPLS6 June 2019 – 3 Sivan 5779