JCPA CEO Amy Spitalnick released the following statement upon the Knesset’s passage of the “Reasonableness” Clause:

“More than ever, the Israelis fighting for democracy need to know that American Jews are with them. 

We are. 

This is our fight too – and the vast majority of American Jews believe in a Jewish, democratic Israel that lives up to its founding values of equality, freedom, and justice for all.

At a moment when democracy is under threat in different ways both here in the U.S. and in Israel, it feels like a particularly precarious and daunting time to be an American Jew. 

But we have no choice to continue the fight, and to stand in solidarity with both our Israeli family and all communities standing up for democracy in the face of unprecedented threats.”


About JCPA

The mission of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is to strengthen and leverage the Jewish community relations network across the nation to champion a just, democratic, and pluralistic society and advance the right of full inclusion of all members of our society, including Jews, free of discrimination, hate, and prejudice.

Inspired by Jewish values of human dignity and equal justice under the law and an abiding commitment to vibrant and secure Jewish communities here, in Israel, and throughout the world, JCPA convenes and catalyzes its network to work with public officials, build deep relations, and engage in advocacy coalitions based on shared goals.