They Say, We Say: Jerusalem belongs to the entire Jewish people

They Say We Say We know that pro-Israel does not mean blindly supporting policies that are irrational, reckless, and counter-productive. Pro-Israel means supporting policies that are consistent with Israel's interests and promote its survival as a Jewish, democratic state.

You've heard the arguments of the religious and political right-wing, and so have we. They've had their say. Now, we'll have ours.

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What About Jerusalem and Hebron?

They Say:

Jerusalem belongs not just to Israel but to the entire Jewish people. Israel cannot negotiate the future of Jerusalem without the approval of Jews everywhere.

We Say:

Symbolically and metaphysically, Jews throughout the world feel ownership over Jerusalem, the subject of yearning for generations of Diaspora Jews. This reality cannot be changed. But the physical Jerusalem is under Israeli rule and the democratically elected government of Israel is sovereign and empowered to negotiate over the future of the city. Jews who are not Israeli citizens are free to advise, cajole, support or protest, but the final decision belongs to Israelis and their elected officials.