Over 400 former envoys of Zionist groups urge coalition to freeze judicial overhaul

Cnaan Lidor is The Times of Israel's Jewish World reporter

Illustrative: Young emissaries of the Jewish Agency for Israel dance their way up Fifth Avenue during the annual Celebrate Israel Parade in Manhattan. (David Karp)
Illustrative: Young emissaries of the Jewish Agency for Israel dance their way up Fifth Avenue during the annual Celebrate Israel Parade in Manhattan. (David Karp)

More than 400 former envoys of Israeli Zionist organizations promoting immigration to Israel by Jews and their relatives sign an open letter calling on the government to freeze its controversial judicial overhaul.

The 436 undersigned, who had represented abroad the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish National Fund and Keren HaYesod, say they “look on with dread at the effects of the legislation not only on Israeli society but Jewish Diaspora communities.”

They are calling therefore on the coalition to “put the legislative process on hold and enter into a dialogue” as part of a reconciliation plan led by President Issac Herzog.

The country’s relations with Diaspora communities could suffer a “mortal blow” unless the overhaul is carried out with broad consent, they add

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