Resolution on Anti-Semitism

Posted on: Tuesday February 28, 2017

Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly is greatly concerned by the resurgence of virulent anti-Semitism in North America, Europe and around the globe both from the extreme right and the extreme left; and 

Whereas the last year has seen scores of anti-Semitic attacks on cemeteries, JCC’s, synagogues, Jewish organizations and individual Jewish public figures including journalists and rabbis, some of whom are members of the Conservative/Masorti Movement; and

Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly is concerned that protests of policies of the Israeli government have crossed the line into anti-Semitism, Jewish students on many college campuses feel  unsafe participating in pro-Israel and Jewish activities, and some progressive causes have been tainted by the intrusion of anti-Israel rhetoric,

Therefore, be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon governments around the world, as well as the United Nations and other international organizations to condemn and combat anti-Semitism; and 

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon the United States Administration, Congress and state and local governments to act with vigilance to condemn and combat anti-Semitism along with all hate crimes and bigotry directed against vulnerable populations; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon religious leaders, academicians, NGO’s and members of our own communities worldwide to condemn anti-Semitism, and to join forces to combat hatred of all vulnerable groups irrespective of religion, race or sexual orientation.