The Jewish Federations of North America, an umbrella organization representing 146 Federations in the U.S. and Canada, sent an open letter to Netanyahu and Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid declaring a “deep and abiding love for the State of Israel” while urging the leaders to “make clear that a [simple] majority of just 61 votes of the Knesset is not sufficient to override a decision of the Supreme Court.”

The S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund co-signed that letter, then went a step further, issuing a Feb. 27 joint statement with the Jewish Community Relations Council Bay Area. The statement noted that “the most right-wing governing coalition in Israel’s 75-year history” has provoked reactions of alarm and anxiety “about the coalition’s more extreme members, whose track records of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny and anti-Arab racism stand in stark contrast to our beliefs and values.”

J. The Jewish News of Northern California
March 14, 2023

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