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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Reform Judaism (10/12)
Section - Question 18.4.15: Fallacy: Reform Jews don't believe in Zionism and don't support Israel

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                                  Answer:
   
   This couldn't be further from the truth. Reform Judaism has its own
   Zionist organization, [5]ARZA/World Union, and is working strongly to
   support religious pluralism for all Jewish movements in Israel.
   Although Classical Reform was opposed to Zionism, modern Reform is
   very strong in its support of the State of Israel. This is made clear
   in the [6]1999 Statement of Principles
   ([7]http://www.ccarnet.org/platforms/principles.html), which says:
     * We are committed to (Medinat Yisrael), the State of Israel, and
       rejoice in its accomplishments. We affirm the unique qualities of
       living in (Eretz Yisrael), the land of Israel, and encourage
       (aliyah), immigration to Israel.
     * We are committed to a vision of the State of Israel that promotes
       full civil, human and religious rights for all its inhabitants and
       that strives for a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors.
     * We are committed to promoting and strengthening Progressive
       Judaism in Israel, which will enrich the spiritual life of the
       Jewish state and its people.

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