Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association strongly oppose the plan of Keren Kayemet L’Israel / Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) to expand Jewish settlements by purchasing private land in the West Bank. We join our friends and colleagues in the Reform movement, the Masorti (Conservative) movement, Liberal Judaism (UK), the Reform Movement in Israel, the World Union for Progressive Judaism, and many others in the global Jewish community in speaking out against this plan.
Buying land on behalf of West Bank settlements is dangerous to Israel’s future as a democracy, entrenches the occupation, and adds to the obstacles to securing a lasting and viable peace. We urge the leadership of JNF-KKL to listen to the voices of so many Jews around the world who have spoken out against this plan and reject this destructive proposal. We continue to work, with love and conviction, for a just and peaceful two-state future for Israelis and Palestinians.