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The president of J Street wrote on the organization's website that "it is a historical and moral obligation of the leaders of American Jewish institutions to speak loudly and clearly and immediately oppose the actions the government is taking." The French Crieff organization stated: The organization calls on the Israeli government to suspend the current reform.

Demonstrations in Jerusalem (Or Adar)

Jewish organizations around the world reacted today (Monday) to the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to the protests that broke out last night after the news of the dismissal was announced, and to the Histadrut's unprecedented call to shut down entire sectors of the country in response to Netanyahu's actions.

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, the American Jewish-American lobby established in 2008, wrote on the organization's website that "it is a historical and moral obligation of the leaders of American Jewish institutions to speak loudly and clearly and immediately oppose the actions that the current government is taking ".

The title of his article was "The crisis in Israel must be our call to action".

Crieff (the representative council of French Jewish institutions), an umbrella organization of the Jewish organizations in France and an association of over sixty organizations and institutions, issued a statement that read:

"At a time when the crisis in Israel is worsening, Crif confirms its stated commitment to the democratic principles of the State of Israel and its unity. The organization calls on the Israeli government to suspend the current reform in order to restore peace and dialogue with society as much as possible. This demand is made in coordination with people from the right and the left in Israel and in the diaspora."

On video: Demonstrations against the legal revolution across the country (documentation on social networks according to Section 27 A, Raya Barkan)

"Fighting for democracy" (photo: screenshot, official website)

The European Jewish Congress (EJC), the representative body of the Jewish communities throughout Europe, also expressed its deep concerns in light of the latest developments in the country and called on all segments of the population in Israeli society to "restore peace and dialogue": "Committed to the security and prosperity of the Jewish state which are based on values ​​that have

been In the declaration of independence, EJC, which represents Jewish organizations in more than 40 European countries, calls on the Israeli government to immediately suspend the proposed legislation regarding legal reform. The Jewish state is dear to all of us, as is the eternal unity of the Jewish people. It saddens us to see such division, which can only be good for Enemies of Israel and the Jewish people. This is our obligation and responsibility to demand from all our brothers and sisters, from the entire political spectrum, to stop the division now and return to dialogue before it is too late."

J Street organization website (photo: screenshot, official website)

Civil movements, representing citizens from the United States, Germany, European countries, Canada and New Zealand, also called on world leaders to take urgent action to protect democracy in Israel for the sake of all those who live in the region: "We stand in solidarity with the citizens and citizens of Israel who fight for democracy and

fulfill the streets by the hundreds of thousands in the last 12 weeks. Some of us live in countries where the governments have taken similar steps to create an 'illiberal democracy'. We are very concerned to prove that Prime Minister Netanyahu and the far-right government led by him are using the same instruction book," the statement said.

The call of the organizations was also published in POLITICO Europe and its partners are 14 sister organizations of the Israeli "Zazim - Community Working" movement, among them the American MoveOn,org and the German Campact.

The CEO of the "Zazim - A Working Community" movement, Raluka Gana, said: "This international call is an impetus for the continuation of the protest and the struggle, not only to stop the legislation but further, until the establishment of democracy for all."

An EU official told Walla: "We are closely following the events in Israel. We are concerned about the deepening cracks in Israeli society and call for the restoration of order and a spirit of compromise. As a principle, we do not interfere in Israel's internal affairs, but it is critical to preserve democratic norms and the rule of law. The relations of The European Union and Israel are based on shared values, such as democracy, the rule of law, the right to protest and a dynamic civil society. We appreciate President Herzog's efforts to calm the situation. "Ultimately, the

Israeli people have to decide if and how to implement reforms.

But we call for a more inclusive process that will not leave any party feeling disenfranchised, and that will heal the rift we are witnessing now.

In such a turbulent security situation, Israel cannot afford to widen the gulf between different segments of society."

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said: "Moscow is following the situation in Israel with concern, but considers it an internal matter."

A spokesman for the German government said: "We are concerned about the situation in Israel in the last few days and hours."

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Source: walla

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