Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Jerusalem

Adopted by the 101st Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Seattle, Washington, June 1990

WHEREAS the City of Jerusalem has forever been the capital of Israel from antiquity to our time, and

WHEREAS the administration of Mayor Teddy Kollek has striven, for the most part successfully, to maintain good relations among the religious and ethnic groups in the city, particularly within the city,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Central Conference of American Rabbis reaffirms our conviction that Jerusalem be a united city, and capital of the State of Israel.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the CCAR commend Mayor Teddy Kollek for his courageous and balanced contributions to peace in his land, and on behalf of all its inhabitants.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the CCAR call upon the government of the United States actively to recognize a united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that members of the CCAR devote sermons and other educational efforts on the subjects of the complex demographic and political dimensions of Jerusalem and of the centrality of Jerusalem to Israel, to Judaism and to the Jewish people.