We Believe in Israel welcomes that after increasing divisions and civil unrest over the Israeli Government’s proposed judicial reforms a period of negotiation and attempts to reach compromise is taking place.
We congratulate President Herzog on his efforts to find a national compromise and on hosting the negotiations.
We applaud the Israeli people for conducting their protests non-violently, using all the methods available to citizens of a liberal democracy.
We welcome the fact that protests both in Israel and in the diaspora have used explicitly patriotic imagery, such as Israeli flags and singing of Hatikva, the national anthem, to show that one can be vehemently opposed to a particular government or policy of Israel whilst passionately loving and supporting the country and what it stands for. This reinforces everything that We Believe in Israel stands for.
We would now urge all political parties in Israel to do their utmost to find a compromise way forward that reunites Israeli society.