B’nai B’rith International, a staunch supporter and defender of Israel since its founding, is deeply concerned by the growing domestic divisiveness in the state resulting from the debate over proposed judicial reform and we call for calm and for reason in resolving these issues.
We commend President Isaac Herzog for endeavoring to find a reasonable path forward. We call for parties on all sides of the issue to heed Herzog’s invitation to sit down together to discuss and resolve these outstanding issues. Unity is especially important in the face of a rising wave of terrorist attacks against Israelis—these attacks do not differentiate their victims by political views.
We recognize that democracy in Israel is free, open and sometimes fractious.
We continue to support a strong and democratic Israel and urge leaders to move forward in the spirit of resolving this issue in which its citizens hold deeply felt views.