We are Jews who care about Israel, whose identities are bound up with Israel.
We want Israel to flourish as a homeland for the Jewish people and a democratic state that seeks to “ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants.” – as stated in Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
Our community often finds itself defending Israel from external attacks. But now, more than ever before, the threat comes from within. We cannot be silent as Israel’s new government seeks to:
We have a choice.
We either remain silent or stand in solidarity with those across Israel fighting for democracy.
We choose to stand on the side of Israelis protesting against an extremist government.
Choose Democracy (Bochrim BaDemocratia) is a campaign to mobilise thousands of people across the Jewish world to demonstrate solidarity with Israelis fighting for Israel’s democratic future. It began as a project in the UK Jewish community.
There is a need to offer a broad and cross communal response to unite the Jewish community in their support for Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people and a democratic state that seeks to “ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants.”
We want raise a loud, proud, and credible voice in support of those fighting for Israel’s future as a democracy. As Tzipi Livni said, “this is the fight for Israel’s soul.”