“The Debate in Israel: When Good People Disagree”

“If I were in the government, I would persuade the prime minister to see the beauty in the fact that people see Israel as a haven – from their sadness to their hope.” – Elie Wiesel


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By Alan L. Simons

TORONTO. March 22/23 – Today, as a subscriber, I received a copy of an open community email sent by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Its content is titled “When Good People Disagree” authored by Jeff Rosenthal and Adam Minsky, Chair of the Board, and Adam Minsky, President & CEO respectfully. The admirable content in essence describes how UJA is “closely following the ongoing debate in Israel”.

It states, “We’ve grown even more concerned about the polarization taking place in Israel and, with it, the consequences for communities like our own. We’re writing today to share our thoughts on what we’re hearing, how it is shaping our approach to this contentious issue, and what you can count from UJA Federation.”

What the content has to say is of the utmost importance to all the diaspora community, regardless of what country you live in, or the language you speak. In this respect, we have taken the unusual step to >>forward you here the link to UJA’s message.<<

We urge you to read it!

The content concludes by saying, “In the coming weeks, we hope that a political resolution can be found that heals divisions and brings Israelis together in consensus. Because history teaches us that, whatever disagreements we may have with each other, our future is one we’ll share with all Jews – whether we live next door or on the other side of the world. And how we choose to act in heated moments will shape that shared future, for better or worse.”

Amen. So be it.♦

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