Amnesty International recently published a report entitled Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity. Several rabbinic organizations have issued critical responses to this report, including The Rabbinical Assembly, representing Conservative/Masorti rabbis, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the Orthodox Union. On Monday, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association with Reconstructing Judaism added meaningfully to the range of responses.
The Minnesota Rabbinical Association consists of rabbis from across the various movements and beyond, and while these statements cannot capture the breadth of views within our community, we share them with the wider community at this time as an invitation to increased awareness and discourse.
Rabbis Debra Rappaport, Lynn Liberman, Tamar Magill-Grimm
What kind of a response is that’ll the MRA to a blood libel statement of Amnesty? Shameful ! Are you representing the Jewish community? Israel in spite of its battles , is a vibrant democracy with Arab justices, Arab ministers in the Knesset, multiple news outlets many in Arabic who are critical of the government. Further, Israel for a long time offered protection to minority GLBT whose life are in danger by Muslim fanatics. I expect you to rewrite your statement and condemn Amnesty horrific report