March 15, 2023 — New York
American Jewish Committee today issued a statement following the release of a plan by Israeli President Isaac Herzog to resolve the issue of judicial reform in Israel:
We commend President Herzog's remarkable effort to reach a resolution for the good of the State of Israel. We believe all sides should expeditiously work to forge a compromise that preserves Israel’s vibrant democracy and the principle of judicial independence on fundamental issues. The final outcome of this process should reflect the broadest possible consensus – not what is politically expedient in the short term.
AJC continues to urge compromise that maintains necessary checks and balances and protects minority rights and civil liberties.