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Choose Democracy. 

For the full statement and to join the campaign click here  

Choose Democracy.   
Our brothers and sisters from the Reform Movement in Israel have joined the demonstrations taking place at the end of every Shabbat to protect Israel’s democracy. They shine the light with beautiful Havdalot before they march together with hundreds and thousands of Israelis, protesting against the dangerous policies of the new Israeli government.
We, the Reform Movement in the UK show a full solidarity with the protestors and call you to JOIN US and show your support for Israelis of all backgrounds as they fight for Israel’s democratic future. 
We are proud to endorse the UK Choose Democracy campaign and ask you to JOIN US and make your voice heard.
We want Israel to flourish as a homeland for the Jewish people and a democratic state that seeks to “ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants.” – as stated in Israel’s Declaration of Independence. 
Our community often finds itself defending Israel from external attacks. But now, more than ever before, the threat comes from within. We cannot be silent as Israel’s new government seeks to:   Undermine the rule of law and curtail human rights Limit the freedom of the press Remove legal protections for minorities including LGBTQ people, migrant workers, and asylum seekers Claim the Jewish people have exclusive rights to all the Land of Israel and the West Bank Prevent the viability of a future two state solution Rescind the legal status of non-Orthodox conversions undertaken in Israel, meaning these conversions cannot be used to obtain Israeli citizenship. Deny those who have a Jewish grandparent but are not ‘halachically Jewish’ refuge in Israel Erode religious freedom, pluralism, and freedom of choice Endanger women and place restrictions on women’s role in public life
We have a choice. 
We either remain silent or stand in solidarity with those across Israel fighting for democracy. 
We choose to stand on the side of Israelis upholding the banner of democracy.
Let us choose democracy   Please join the campaign here  

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  The Movement for Reform Judaism 80 East End Road Finchley London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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