National Council of Jewish Women believes in an Israel where all women, children and families should not just be able to exist, but thrive. A fair, independent, and qualified judiciary is a crucial element of a healthy democracy that centers dignity, equity and justice for all.
We are alarmed and deeply concerned at the proposal from the new government of Israel to overhaul the Israeli judiciary and override the powers of Israel’s Supreme Court. This plan must not come to fruition. Especially not as members of the coalition government express their intent to restrict the rights of those of broad sectors of Israeli society — like women, Arabs and the LGBTQ+ community.