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Letter to President Biden Supporting Democracy in Israel

03/24/2023 05:10:42 PM


by Joanna Berke, Kesher Israel Committee chair

This is a letter written to President Biden by the chair of our Kesher Israel Committee, who presents it in the hope that others will write to President Biden and their representatives asking for support of democracy in Israel.

Dear President Biden,

Israel has just elected Netanyahu as its new Prime Minister. It was a tight election with half the population voting for a liberal government. 

P.M. Netanyahu has brought with him an ultra-Orthodox cabinet prepared to eradicate all the equal rights declared by Israel's Declaration of Independence, many of which had been reintroduced by the outgoing government. For many reasons, including the elimination of the "right of return law," these ultra-Orthodox changes will affect those of us in the U.S. and the wider Western hemisphere as well as in Israel.
The U.S. is committed to Israel politically, economically, and morally.

I'm writing to plead with you to stand by Israel and its people in this most precarious moment. Please exert any possible influence on P.M. Netanyahu. Please ask him to use his common sense when moving forward with this newly chosen cabinet.

Thank you.
Joanna S. Berke

The Kesher Israel Committee hopes that this letter might inspire others to learn more.  Please write to your representatives encouraging them to support Israel in this most difficult of times.

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