Ameinu views with grave concern the establishment of the thirty-seventh government of Israel. This government, the most right-wing and reactionary in Israel’s history, imperils Israel’s democratic future through its inclusion of racist, homophobic and Kahanist elements. “Ameinu refuses to normalize this extremist government and we call on the organized Jewish community in the United States and around the world to do the same,” said Kenneth Bob, President of Ameinu. “Ameinu representatives will not attend events addressed by the extremist members of the government and will raise our voices in opposition to its policies in appropriate forums whenever possible. We will oppose any attempts to subvert the independence of Israel’s judiciary system as well as any moves to annex parts of the West Bank,” Bob added.
Ameinu stands in solidarity with our colleagues on the ground who are fighting to protect Israel’s civil society. Ameinu will continue to defend Israel’s Arab citizens, its minorities, the LGBTQ community, and other at-risk elements of Israeli society; Israel must be a state for all of its citizens regardless of their religion, gender, or beliefs.