The Union of Reform Judaism, of which Temple Israel is a member, has issued the following statement through its Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) opposing the Palestinian bid:
"Two states for two peoples is the path to peace. Israel has affirmed this position. Peace cannot be imposed but must be mutually agreed upon by Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinians are asking for a unilateral vote at the United Nations in September in order to declare statehood. The only way to have an end of conflict peace agreement is through direct negotiations. We, as the Reform Movement, support direct negotiations. Please click here to sign the petition to demonstrate your support for peace."
Additional resources provided by the URJ include:
- Conference of Presidents Cover Memo
- 100 Day Action Plan
- Premature Recognition-The Legal Aspects
- AJC Talking Points
- Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
- UN Vote Tracking Chart with Contact Information
- Behind the Headlines: The Dangers of Premature Recognition of a Palestinian State
- Palestinian Unilateralism: An Obstacle to Peace
Click here to sign the URJ petition to the UN!
Israel is under assault! Here’s what you need to know. Click here to read or download "Top Ten Anti-Israel Lies" from the Simon Wiesenthal Center
The target: Israel's Right to Exist
One of the most important things you can do to support Israel is to stay up to date on the news and make yourself aware of the issues. There are many excellent web sites that will help you stay informed and give you a more in depth understanding of what’s happening in and around Israel.
Be sure to use what you learn to contact your elected officials to advocate for Israel. Do not be silent!
- Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
- Daily Alert
- Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- IDF YouTube channel
- American Jewish Committee
- Simon Wiesenthal Center
- Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting In America
- The Middle East Media Research Institute
- Independent Media Review Analysis
- Jerusalem Post
- Sderot Media Center
- Also see this page on our web site
Take advantage of cultural events in New York including film, concerts, dance, exhibits, theater and literature from Israel. Visit the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Israel in New York for up-to-date information and a calendar of events.
Think about a trip to Israel!
Visit www.goisrael.com for travel information and tips.
Buy Israeli products:
- Shop in Israel
- Gefen Books
- Art of Israel
- All for Israel
- Buy Israel bonds and cash them in on your next trip to Israel.
Visit the City of Jerusalem web site.
See what you're missing at the Western Wall web site including live webcams and a virtual tour of the of the Kotel including the Western Wall Tunnels and the new Chain of Generations Center.
Don't miss the Virtual Reconstruction Model of the Temple Mount on The Jerusalem Archaeological Park web site. Better yet, visit the park and the Southern Wall Excavations in person! Israel’s most important antiquity site, the park reaches the Temple Mount on the north, the slope of the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley on the east, and the Valley of Hinnom on the west and the south. This exceptional area which has captivated the world’s imagination throughout history, has been designated as an archaeological park and open museum. Visitors to the Park follow events spanning some 5000 years, beginning with the Canaanite (Bronze) Age and continuing through the days of the Israelite monarchy in the First Temple period. The splendors of the Second Temple and the impressive architecture of King Herod, dating to the second half of the first century BCE are a key element in the park, and the remains and monumental structures dating to the Christian and Muslim periods are clearly visible.